First, a brief announcement. In the spirit of blog housekeeping, I've been wanting to thin out my sidebar. I've deleted the list of books that I'm currently reading, plus the list of what I've read throughout the year. They are now being maintained in a separate blog called TomeStones. There's a link on the sidebar way down at the bottom. If you're a fiction-loving knitter looking for a good read, this blog will have a few ideas to share.
And now to the topic on many minds at this time in the yearly cycle. What resolutions/promises/goals do I want to set for myself? I'm going to give my list-making self a break this year, and NOT do certain things. The goal is to keep stress low and spirits high. It's a given that I want to be healthy and sane and happy, and sometimes these are mutually exclusive goals with built-in conflicts. For example, chocolate anything makes me happy, but it doesn't lead to good health. Exercise makes me unhappy, but it does lead to good health. Reconciling these conflicts is an ongoing process. (Hey! I'm a WIP!) While I'm not always ready to take proactive steps to do what I know I should do, there are a number of things I KNOW I don't want to do. So in the year 2005, I give myself permission to NOT do these things.
1. I will not become a vegetarian.
2. I will not take up pilates.
3. I will not push myself to learn how to do intarsia or fair-isle knitting.
4. I will not make myself listen to audio books.
5. I will not learn Japanese.
6. I will not learn to snowboard.
But…never say never. Sayonara.
(Pssst...yes, contest drawing is still open. I will NEVER run it for this long again, I promise! See 12/27 entry for details.)