Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

I find New Years Resolutions a list of potential, additional, failures.
(Failures do not make me feel very good.)
I have learned to stop making New Year's Resolutions. 
A Bucket List seems so much more practical.
Note: lovely lime green color of my bucket.

"Things to do before I die or things to attempt to do."

1. Lose weight, not be half as tall as my weight chart says I should be.
OK, chart says I should, only, be a foot taller than I am. 

2. Start eating and living healthier and happier. 
Find my "Happy Place", no one has sent me the map to "Far, Far, Away", yet.

3. Finish projects that are laying around, before starting a new one.
"How do you eat an elephant?"

"One bite at a time!"
Try finishing a portion of the project and try to look at it as having one less step to do before the project is done. Finish piecing a top, mark a quilt top and layer it, finish the quilting on a quilt or finish the binding.

4.Stop doing things I don't enjoy. AKA, stop being involved in a project that starts organizing, for the following year, the day after it finishes.

5. Avoid irritating people, unless they are blood relation or in-laws, then have as little contact as possible if they are irritating.  "Nope, still don't have the new passports!"

6. Travel - go on a real vacation - no going to a relatives house for a week and staring at each other. Also, no going to an amusement park and being being whipped, twirled and nauseated - for $25 - $50 per person.

There are a lot of states I would like to see, then maybe we will think about Scotland and Ireland.

OK, 6 on my Bucket List, how many more?  We shall see. We shall see.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Finding Inner Peace

I am passing this on to you because it definitely works, and we could all use a little more calmness in our lives. By following simple advice heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too can find inner peace. Dr Phil proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started and have never finished."

So, I looked around my house to see all the things I started and hadn't finished, and before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos, a box of chocolates, and the last bit of the tequila.

You have no idea how freaking good I feel right now.

Pass this on to those whom you think might be in need of inner peaceBelieve me it works!!!! Get sewing girls...I'm done and in no conditions to be around meedles!

Just kidding - I found the above over on Connecting Threads website, it was left by Pam in NY.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Change Change Change

Why is it??? When you are finally finished with something that has demanded your full attention for months, and that you think you will finally have some time to do something you really want to do - quilt, everything takes an unexpected turn!
We moved to NC a little over two years ago, to be near DYS and the Devine Miss M.  The factory he works at is closing in NC and he is going back to work in the FL plant.  Thank God, he will still have a job, when so many people do not. 
The move will be good when it is over, but right now I am freaking out!  More weeding out and downsizing!  The plan is to get a 5 or 6 bedroom house with a pool and a 3 or 4 car garage.  1 bay sewing studio, 1 bay the boys woodworking tools get combined into fantasy woodworking shop, and 1 bay gets the mowers and yard supplies.
No more daycare for Miss M, lots of baking cookies, learning to sew, making jewelry for Mommy and Sissy.  No honest, Daddy, Grandpa and Brobro, don't want bracelets and necklaces, "M"!