Ah 2010…

After careful consideration, I have decided in favour of resolutions/goals/objectives whatever you’d like to call the things I intend to accomplish in 2010. I know it’s completely arbitrary and most people do not make the first six weeks with their resolutions but I don’t actually care. There are things I want to do and starting a fresh calendar seems as good a time as any to do start it.

1) To resume being one of those people who snack on fruits and veggies as a matter of course. I used to be that kind of person but in the past few years I haven’t been. It’s odd especially given that I love fruits and veg.

2) To grow more of our garden from seed. I usually start well with this one and then lose momentum over the course of the summer. I’m going to be even more diligent about planting times etc. This year we had a lot of garden success and even our fall/winter garden is happily under mulch, all of it from seed. I think the turning point for me came when I threw in a packet of bulb fennel and had literally, the whole thing come up. I do much better direct seeding than I do transplanting and, many of the veggies I’m into growing can be directed seeded really early in the year. So, I’m going to give it a try. It’s going to be infinitely cheaper as well as even more self sufficient.

I’ve saved seeds from lots of our squashes last year. We had some that have kept really well as well as being yummy. Why buy the seeds when I have OP ones going into my compost?

3) I’m going to do 30 minutes of serious activity four times a week. I’ve been thinking everyday but in reality, it won’t be just because of work schedules etc. Four times per week however is very doable.

4) I’m going to knit 12 pairs of socks in 12 months. I haven’t had a lot of sock knitting and admittedly, find it fiddly but I love sock yarn and I love the idea of made to order socks. And the socks I like – cute, merino wool stripey ones, are not cheap. Better to make them myself.

5) Become a proficient spinner. I’m good – advanced beginner I learned at the last class I took. I’d like to move into advanced advanced by the end of the year. I love spinning and again, I love the idea of making the yarn I want for a project. It’s also a really, really relaxing activity for me, so why not plan to do it more? I’m actually considering taking the Master Spinner certificate over the next few years…. I’ve decided not to do the Master Weaver simply because I like to do tapestry and simple weaves but I have no interest in graduating to a larger loom or working more complex patterns for fabric. That may change over time but for right now…

6) To be okay with not writing. Naturally I’ll write if the inclination grabs me but it just doesn’t anymore. I suspect that could be a post unto itself but I shan’t bother.

Well, I think I have sufficient goals to get me through the year.


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