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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

How did I go with my 2010 resolutions?

January 1st I made the following resolutions - I am about to go through one by one and address how I went :)
  • Get my physical health under control. Inclusive to lose weight to take some of the pressure off my body...which at this stage is protesting loudly!!!
Weight-wise I have probably lost 5-10kg.  I have fittened up a lot which is great :)
  • Be a better home-maker. Inclusive of housework, home decorating, mother etc
I think I am achieving this....  :)
  • Do crafts everyday and not feel guilty about it.
Not achieving this but I am doing more than I was so its a step in the right direction?
  • Focus on the important things in my life and not dwell on the past, or what could have been? 
This year has been a hard one for this... especially when some important anniversaries passed.
  • Do some form of "mental stimulation" each day to keep my brain active. Even if this is something as simple as doing the puzzles in the weekly magazines THAT'S LIFE and TAKE 5 which have puzzles for prizes....
not every week but I do do them occassionally
  • Do some soul searching and find the true person within? Look at my faults and weakness's and accept them.
I'm achieving this :) and proud of it...
    On a Craft level
    • Start the "Aurora Cabin" cross-stitch kit that I received as a present from my family for mothers day 2009. I know that I will achieve this first goal as I have joined a weekly SAL here and Aurora Cabin is my nominated piece to stitch on each week. I hope to do at least 100 stitches on this each week... Last night after gridding I roughly calculated that there is over 46800 stitches in this piece. (this was calculated on the whole 10x10 squares in the piece but not counting the squares that had only a few stitches - does that make sense?)
    Well - its started and I have quite a few stitches in ... but I have *misplaced it * oops
    • Work on my other UFO's or WIP's not sure what to call them... Started I have "Friendship" , "Seaside Treasures", "Teddy Bear House Rules" and "House Mouse Sew busy" 
    nope, nope, nope and nope :(

    I did have a new start of Geisha Promise
    • Crochet some things for the house. Many years ago I was in conversation with a penpal whom I had never met and she made this comment " I can't wait to come visit you and see all the wonderful things that you have made" Sadly when I look around my house I see little evidence of my crochet. I have either always sold it or given it away. Right this second I can see a coaster... NO not a set - just one lonely coaster!! Sad :(
    I have crocheted a few more coasters and some dishcloths....

    I guess I didn't do too badly?

      3 comments:

      Lonneke said...

      You can be proud of yourself! I think you did really well! Congrats on achieving so many goals!

      Florrie said...

      Ity's wonderful that you acheived so many goals on your list.......you sound like a very unselfish person who likes to give what you make away........maybe one of your resolutions this year could be to keep a few things for yourself..........afterall you deserve it.
      florrie x

      Felicity said...

      What a big year you have had: a move, a couple floods, new jobs for both you and Andre! Congratulations on making it through to NEW YEAR 2011! I wish you all happiness, laughter & prosperity for the future. You are often in my thoughts. Hugs.