I have been composing a blog entry in my head for . . .a while now. Maybe 2 months? Okay, almost exactly 2 months. But it has been 2-month period of upheaval and, well. . .life.
But it's time for a fresh start! Again!
I almost posted an entry that looked suspiciously identical to this one from January 2007. And then I looked further back and realized that it was also nearly identical to this one from January 2006. (I'm very consistent that way).And as I was gazing through old January posts, I read one about how I hadn't gotten my car license tabs and had to go take care of that on the 3rd of the month, and I realized that that is exactly what I'll be doing tomorrow. On the third. Again. How, I wonder, do my car tabs, which are due at exactly this same time each year, sneak up on me every year?!?! I always mean to renew them when the reminder comes, but somehow, Christmas takes over, and then there's no time or money, and then it's the first of the year. Again. Sigh.
Anyway, resolutions are mostly the same. In 2007, I walked about 170 miles on the treadmill. This doesn't include the however many miles I walked off the treadmill, and especially doesn't count the miles I walked in Germany--lots of miles to the subway and sightseeing, and around town, and to the train station. I would be in much better shape if I moved to Germany. Or if Seattle had any public transportation worth talking about. In the 3 weeks I was there, I lost 7 pounds. This in addition to the 7 I had lost in the first 6 months of 2007, walking on the treadmill. And I ate like a horse while I was there. In Germany, you see virtually no fat people, and they all eat sausage and drink beer. You know why? Because they walk everywhere, and lots of people ride bikes--the old-fashioned sit-up-straight kind, while wearing street clothes (not spandex) because they're actually heading somewhere as part of their day and not "carving out aerobic workout time." All the women I knew there had a fantastic shoe wardrobe, and every pair was one you could actually walk in, because they actually walk!
But I digress. . .
My exercise resolution is to walk 3-4 times per week on the treadmill, and to walk 200 miles in 2008. In addition, I have a tap dance class (stop laughing!) once a week, and I don't walk that day, because it makes my feet really sore by the end of the day to do both. It's definitely aerobic, but it doesn't help with the mileage.
My sewing goals are to sew 4-5 times per week, maintain my sewing calendar (where I record time spent and projects completed), keep up with my stashgame spreadsheet, and keep my sewing room clean enough to work in.
I really need to finish organizing the den, which is nearly complete. I have about 6-8 hours more to do, and it will be ready for me to start the micro-organizing. So far, I've been putting things in the general area where I want them to end up, and then I can take a day here or there to really organize each sub-area. For instance, I piled all the pictures on one bookcase, and one Saturday, I'm going to take all that stuff down and really organize and label boxes and photo albums. But for now, all the pictures are in one place.
So the den is more of a "goal" than a "resolution," although I do resolve to keep it looking organized once I get it where I want it.
And that's as much as I want to say about that.
Another goal is to blog regularly, but I always say that ;-) Maybe I'll try and just get more blogging done. It will be easier with the den more organized. I should be able to get pictures moved around more easily.
So there's my late New Year's post. Not a total rehash of what's gone before, but there's a definite similarity of approach this time of year. There's something fresh about January 1, even though it's just a date like any other, really.
Here's to fresh starts!