I know I said I'm not into resolutions. But I listened to a really great, inspiring lesson in Relief Society on Sunday about the power to change just after I started seeing other people's cool resolutions on the Interwebs and gosh darnit if those two things combined didn't start to make me feel all eager beaver about becoming a bright shiny new person.
So. At least for the moment, I'm doing this thing. Here are the three categories that were easiest to do:
Make sure to get GH out of the house once a week or he gets cranky
Get to the temple together 1x per month
[Something about prioritizing Grown-up Togetherness Time of which specifics the Internet probably doesn't care to read]
Send cards in the mail
Have friend(s) over for dinner at least 1x per month
Start a knitting group
Sewing: Make Spitfire show me how to use the sewing machine that's sitting upstairs and cover all my nasty throw pillows with the fabric that is also sitting upstairs.
Cosmetology: Get Spitfire to teach me how to cut GH's hair. An ugly free haircut has to be better than a decent $15 one, right? (Note: this logic does not apply to my own hair.) (Second note: Thank you, Spitfire, for featuring so prominently in my New Year's Resolutions.)
Knitting: Make a grown-up lady sweater for my very own self. Specifically this one:
|$5 Paris sweater, pattern & image |
from Knitting Up a Storm
Because the sweater is fitted, my guess is that I'll get pregnant while knitting it and will then not be able to wear the thing (or even finish knitting it). But hey, that's a dare I'm totally willing to throw at the Universe. (Remember that one time when I planted a garden and bought a gym membership and then BOOM GH got a new job and we moved? I am maybe learning from that.)
Librarianing: Get self back behind a library desk. Because this whole civilian library user thing is crap.
I'm making a good start, don't you think?