Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Can you believe that it's 2013?!?  Holy moly.  I guess it is true; the older you get the faster time seems to go by.  I honestly thought I wouldn't make any resolutions.  I thought of calling them "goals" instead.  Same horse, different stripes.....

Some things I'm going to focus on:

Going outside my comfort zone with knitting.  I've been making scarves, cowls, spa cloths and a few baby blankets.  I've actually knitted myself a vest (and one for my Aunt).  I've started another vest for myself, using the same pattern but with some drastic modifications.  We'll see what the finished project looks like.  I'd also like to do some more felting projects.

Exercising.  O.k., I know.  It sounds a lot like losing weight; and if that happens I'll be so dang happy.  My health has really taken a turn, and not a good one.  I used to go to the local swimming pool and walk laps in the therapy pool.  I'm going to start doing that again.  Hopefully I'll slowly build up my stamina and regain some flexibility.  Yoga is supposed to be good for what ails me too.

Organize, organize, organize.  I started doing this when going through the house, trying to get rid of clutter.  I have some things at the storage unit and I thought I was being methodical about what I was doing.  I need to label boxes and just really focus on a small area at a time.

When I started this blog I had absolutely no idea how it would enrich my life.  Thank you to all my followers and fellow blogging buddies.  I can't tell you how you've added a spark to my creativity - encouraging me when I need it, introducing me to new crafts, and giving me a glimpse of different places around the world.  Thank you so very much!

I hope you and yours have a wonderful 2013!  May all your wildest dreams come true!

Peace,
Kay



20 comments:

Laurie said...

sounds exciting plans, you have enriched our life with your wonderful blog!

Mary H. said...

Hi, just wanted to wish you a most Happy New Year, and say that I'll be looking forward to seeing the lovely projects you share in 2013. Will hope that it will be a banner year for you & yours. You have done a lot of enriching yourself. Always love your projects & your fabulous photographs. Good luck with the condo. Hugs

Anne said...

hi Kay and Happy New Year. I hope it will be all you want it to be. Anne x

Brenda Brown said...

Such a sweet card kay. IT sounds as though you have put alot of thought into the year ahead in so I hope you fulfill all of your goals and dreams.
I hope 2013 brings you everything you could wish for yourself and more.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You and me both, Kay! Lets keep each other motivated cos I've got a ton of weight to shift as well. We can do it, will feel better for it!
I feel the same as you about the rewards of blogging, love, friendship, what's not to like?
And if you ever do come to the UK, there would be so many folk who would be glad to host you, me first please!
Happy 2013 xxxx

okienurse said...

Happy New Year! Hope you are blessed with everything you want to accomplish this year! {{hugs}} Vickie

sandee said...

OK, this is my big resolution...lol...and no laughing either...or eye rolling...not allowed! lmao I'm going to not color my hair and see what it is in it's natural state...it's a lofty goal...kinda scary actually, wondering how much grey is under there! Now quit laughing, wave back to me!

May said...

Lovely card Kay..Love your goals... Would love to see the knitted vest!.. Wishing you A Happy New Year... Hugs May x x x

Rose Hascall said...

Happy New year.

Redanne said...

You have chosen some great goal there Kay, I wish you success with all of them as they are definitely achieveable. Your card is lovely and the Aspen trees in your previous post are gorgeous. Keep on keeping on girl! Happy New Year, Hugs, Anne x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Kay, I wish you every success with your list of goals - they all sound perfectly possible to keep. Organising a small area at a time is a good plan ... baby steps are good :) Wishing you a happy and healthy year ahead and I look forward to reading more of your posts throughout the year. Hugs, Elizabeth x #54

Di said...

Hi there Kay! I recognise that little owl :))

Happy New Year to you too honey - ha, I can see Jan and I fighting over being first to host you when you come to the UK (note, it's WHEN and not IF!!).

Hugs, Di xx

BJ said...

Thanks for visiting me and
Happy New Year to you too BJ#27

butlersabroad said...

Happy New Year Kay, I think goals are better than resolutions, sounds more achievable somehow! Hope the condo sells quickly and you get to move into a bigger place, and have a go at the socks too, very easy if you can knit vests!!

Hugs
Brenda

Olena said...

Happy New Year to you and your Family! I love your card! Great job! Olena

Craftychris said...

ooh your card is so sweet, love it! Happy New Year Wishes to you and your family. I have not made any resolutions but I am aiming to do more crafting. I think your idea of goals is much better. I must make a list! Take care xxx

toni said...

Happy new year Kay! Thankyou for all the encouraging comments you've left me over the last year . I love your 2013 card very sweet, good luck with your new year goals. I will join you with the fitness one, i am very out of condition but i'm sitting here supping the last of the Christmas Baileys. I need more resolve! X

Kim Dellow said...

Happy New Year! good luck with your goals hope 2013 brings you wonderful things. Kim

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The only resolution I managed to stick to was the one I made to not make any more resolutions. I do have some goals but I haven't made any new ones lately, just keep plugging away at the old ones.

That said, one goal I had last year was to use up all these random adhesives I had everywhere. Now that I am getting ready for a class next weekend I figured out why I had so many partially used rolls of double stick tape and foam tape. D'oh! One for every make 'n take box. I can't believe I forgot their purpose and does that mean I didn't do classes all year? No, I did them.... it means I did classes but didn't realize why I had many adhesives.

S said...

Happy New Year to you too. Good luck in your areas of concentration.