Saturday, December 31, 2011

Not With a Bang...

Not feeling so hot today... alternately nervous, depressed, cranky, listless and overwhelmed. Not the way I wanted to end the calendar year, especially one that has been looking up. Oh, there was work stress and money stress and my cat died, but the last few months have been happier.

I'll eat some cereal, quit watching tv so late, get on a regular sleep pattern and go to the spin- in tomorrow. That will all help. I was excited to take my spinning wheel, but now wonder if I am up to cleaning out the car, cleaning up the wheel, adding the new driveband, deciding on a project... blah blah blah. I am going and will have a good time, even if I bring "only" a spindle. I am still trying to finish my Tour de Fleece project from July, so it will actually be an excellent project to bring.

2007 was the year of being happy, 2008 I lost my boyfriend and my job, 2009 was the year of World of Warcraft & knitting, 2010 was the year of working again, 2011 has been the year of reading & more reading. My plan for 2012 is to make it the year of "finished!" projects. I have at least 16 urgent unfinished projects on the needles (or loom, or canvas) that I would like to see as actual completed items. The hard part will be picking 12 to complete. I figure if I complete one half-begun project each month, it should be a reasonable goal. All carrot, no stick - no restraints from starting new things or moving around in the queue, as long as one item is done each month. Hopefully it will rekindle the knitting bug. Maybe I will even take the plunge and spend some time with other knitters at the local knitting shop(s).

2011 Reading List (50 books)
Skipped Parts
Weekend With Mr Darcy
Summer of Fire
The liberation of Alice Love
What the Dickens
Bond With Me
Blood Ties
Man Law
The Girl in the Greenhouse
The Return of the King
The Chamber 4 Fiction Anthology
Blood Safari
Gap Creek
A Husband For Margaret
The Greatest Knight
Heart of a Knight
Silk & Steel
Wicked Promise
Murder at the Vicarage
Bright Young Things
The Scarlet Letter
The Two Towers
First there is a River
The Magnificent 12
Carved in Bone
Code Blue
County Line
The Last Unicorn
Life's a Beach
Four Corners of the Sky
My Man Jeeves
The Last Samurai
The Fellowship of the Ring
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
The Hobbit
13 Little Blue Envelopes
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
Bone Rattler
The Moonstone
Bertie Wooster & the Lizard King
Little Women
The Red Tent
Pride & Prejudice
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

1 comment:

Acorn to Oak said...

I have days like that too. I can totally relate to pushing yourself to go to the spin-in. It can be hard to get there but usually worth it because it usually lifts the spirits. Best wishes for a wonderful, project finishing, knitting, weaving, super great 2012!