Firstly, HAPPY NEW YEAR everybody! I can't believe 2010 is actually here already. If I look at the number it makes me feel kinda oldish...but I won't dwell on that.
I have high hopes for this year since 2008 and 2009 were SUPER LAME in many MANY respects.
I don't usually set New Year Resolutions as I try to always improve upon myself throughout the year but this year I thought I would go ahead and share some goals with you.
When you write down your goals and share them with others it increases accountability and your chances of success are far greater; so here goes:
I would like to take weekends off from work (this is actually a long time request from my husband.) This will be the hardest goal for me to accomplish as I tend to be a work-aholic but I really am going to give it a good try.
I would like to read more...perhaps I can do this on the weekends.
...to do volunteer work with either the Veterans or the homeless...(another thing that could perhaps fill my weekends).
...to stay technologically savvy but to decrease my dependence on said technology.
...to not kill Mojo for being a little me menace.
...and finally to be positive no matter how blechy things get.
I know these are lofty goals (for me at least) but I really need this year to be better...because for awhile there I was getting really frustrated with life.
I had a very quiet Christmas and an eventful New Year. My hubby is home for a short time and we drove through winter storms to see our families in Seattle for an action packed 36 hours. We are now back home enjoying our own snow. I have gotten to snowboard the last two days and I am so sore that I feel like I've been hit by a Mac truck...but I am loving every minute of it.
Blathnaid aka Brenda wanted to show off her embellished hat. You may not be able to tell from where you are sitting, but that is some very special tatting on her hat....more about that later.
I have some grand ideas related to tatting for 2010 which I am so excited about so be sure to drop in from time to time.
....oh and I have very special giveaway coming up soon so you'll want to definitely come back for that...
and oh oh oh...how can I forget? Our beloved Jane is starting the New Year out with a brand new Tat it and See...be sure to check that out!
...and quadruple OH!!!!! Shuttlebirds has opened their registration today and guess what?!?!!? I am teaching again! Whoo hoo!
Shuttlebirds tatting conference is always the highlight of my year! Why don't you come check it out?