Friday, January 12, 2007

Not Yet Back in the Swing of Things!

Thank goodness, it is Friday. The week has been extra long---OK, it just seemed that way. I've been to the gym every day. I've been to work everyday. I've done the laundry. I've fixed dinner everyday. But I still haven't completely adjusted. Must be my age.
The candle was lit for Michael in Notre Dame de Paris. The picture was taken with my PDA but I couldn't email the pictures to myself until I returned to the States.

Last night, I did make it upstairs to The Threadmill. For those of you who don't know, The Threadmill is the two large bedrooms on the 3rd floor of our Baltimore townhouse. I'm truly blessed to have these two rooms pretty much exclusively for my fiber arts pursuits. When we do have guests (rarely), I put away as much as possible and my ironing room becomes the guest room. The front room also has a sofa bed that I can make available if necessary. The front room is home to my Brother 970 knitting machine, my Babylock Esante sewing machine, and my Bernina serger. Each of the rooms is about 20 x 20 so I am really lucky. A large walk-in closet in the front room is filled with yarn. (And there is yarn elsewhere in the house, too!) Yes, I should do some organizing but the creative part of me, just wants to do it! I refuse to apologize for something that gives me so much pleasure.

Last night, I just kinda futzed around. Jeff was to be out a networking event until 8:00 or 8:30, but he came home around 7:00! He's been really tired as well. We are going to New Jersey for Jane's 60th birthday party---she's the mother of Jeff's two children---and for Dahlia's first birthday! We're staying over Saturday night, so I have one more night away.

So officially, the new year is going to start on Monday! I resolve to:

  1. go to the gym everyday

  2. sew or knit everyday

  3. do one small chore everyday---not normal chores like laundry, but something that needs to be done, and hasn't been done yet. For example, I replaced a couple of light bulbs on Tuesday evening. Not a big deal, but it required bringing the ladder up from the basement. In actuality, ten minutes and I was done. Why did it take me so long to do??

  4. throw something away

  5. eat fruit---with clementines in season, this is easy!

  6. bar Ben and Jerry from the door.

Luckily, some of these are already habits. But they still count. Perhaps next week we have some finished objects to post. I'm dreaming about the AbFab afghan and can't wait to begin!


Michael said...

Thanks for thinking of me while you were in Paris. Thank you for lighting a candle for me and also for taking a picture of it. It is a really cool picture. I like your blog a lot. I read it often.

Debbi said...

Just got your comment about the Cole Hahn/Nike shoes. My, my, my … those are waaayyyy!!! out of my budget! But, as you say, nice to know someone is making progress.

ParisBreakfasts said...

Will you be practicing Fr. handwriting too?
Will you tell what font and where?
Still looking...

Marji said...

I'm really curious how you're doing on your list of things to do everyday.
Lucky you to have all that fabulous space.
I'm putting you on the list for the coat sewalong