Thursday, January 10, 2008

2008 non-resolutions and wishful thinking

As soon as I make a resolution I am doomed to feeling stressed about not achieving it. The new year should present a wealth of possibilities, rather than a list of new deadlines and tasks to complete. If I want the adrenaline of multiple deadlines I can always turn on the computer and read the thousands (I'm not exaggerating) of work emails in my inbox. So instead of resolutions, I present to you a short list of possibilities for 2008. I could:

- build a lovely rock wall in my garden and plant a cloud of white lavender around it.
- Spin and knit a snuggly mystery project (it's a surprise) using a very special fleece from my stash.
- Burn and paint a wild folk art pattern all over my kitchen table (why not?).
- Visit Yosemite with my Dad.
- Make pine needle basket desk accessories so I can remember the mountains while toiling at my computer. Felt a mousepad while I am at it.
- Paint blue sky and white fluffy clouds across the side of my little vintage trailer and spend a few weekends with it parked under a pine tree, far from internet access.
- Spin up crazy multicolor wool and knit it into a bouquet of wild looking socks to keep my toes oh-so-cozy.
- Find the perfect chewy molasses cookie recipe and try out my javelina cookie cutter.
- Build an entire wall-sized cat scratcher in the front hall to make Zach very happy.
- Take lots and lots of photographs of any cool thing that catches my eye.
- And of course, find lots of big and little opportunities to spin/knit/hang out/laugh/eat/laugh some more with friends and family.


Sharon said...

Wow, that's an impressive list. I'm feeling adequate here. I guess I had better put my thinking cap on. We know that Allison can cross off - "go to Hawaii" from her list.

Ian said...

You can spin/knit/hang out/laugh/eat/laugh with us anytime.

Anonymous said...

Well, I sure want to be one of those people you can hang, eat and laugh with, oh yeah, and knit too.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Sounds like your going to have a great year Amy! I gave up making resolutions, as you pointed out, the guilt at not meeting them is just too much. I like the idea of a 'possibilities for this year' list, much easier to live with :)