Thursday, December 30, 2010


That's all they are, not resolutions.


make yoga/meditation/readings a daily practice
walk or hike at least 20 minutes/day
sleep 8 hours/night
once a month, read Dr. Montessori
mindfulness toward complaining and negativity

maybe: a weekend away at snug hollow b&b, or go home for thanksgiving, or a spring weekend in chicago!

thurs. night stitch and bitch
make a knitted baby sweater
sewing: devote 2 hours/week to it
start a vegetable garden
online time: one day for blogs, one hour/day for all .. and TWO DAYS OFF the computer altogether!
save $1,500. if i get there, go for $3,000.
one-week of summer camp with Blair (hosting one)
collect and make "xmas" gifts all year (and send!)

maybe: swimming, join the Y, spend part of the summer helping at a horse stable

write one letter/send one package each month
participate in the postcard project
do an ongoing sponsor to charity
collect pennies for peace and donate the sum:
do something with a friend at least once every two weeks (avoid total introversion!)

maybe: volunteer at the fair trade shop in town

well, friends, that's about it and i've already started in on them, in part with an invigorating 2.5 mile/40 minute walk today, and a two-hour session at stitch and bitch. what are yours?

happy new year!


  1. I like your list, Karen! It's full of good things to think about and to try.

    I am reeeeeaaally cutting back on my list this year, because our plan is to put our house on the market and move back home to MN. This is going to be a HUGE undertaking, esp since I have a teenager that doesn't really want to go. :(

    So, I'm taking it easy on myself and just kind of preparing to go with the flow. Hey... maybe that'll be my new word of the year (I'm still thinking of that one)... "Flow". That might be it; still not sure yet.

    But one thing I DO want to do is knit a sweater that fits me and not my sister! Somehow I end up making things just a wee bit to big and she,being just a wee bit bigger than me, gets my sweaters! So, I am not just knitting swatches this year, but actually washing, drying them, etc. I will take my measurements before each project. I am pretty determined to get this right! I actually do have one sweater that I made that fits me very well and another that I'm just not fond of the neckline. I just want one that will be a go-to cardigan; something comfy and loved.

    This and keeping up with my blog now that I've started again. So, I will be writing more and playing around with my camera more and that's it!

    Have a terrific new year! :)

  2. What a great list! I've made a few goals/intentions: to blog more, read more and nap more! But I'm contemplating several other little things I would like to do this year. Hope 2011 is a great year for you :)