Friday, January 4, 2008

Slowing down

It sometimes feels that my life is led at a manic pace, even though I like to think I lead a simple life and take things pretty easy (i.e. I'm intrinsically a Very Lazy Person). I love making lists, even though lists send my brain and body into a physical breakdown due to the fact that I have documented "what I must do" and my brain and body feel they must rebel.


I don't believe in New Years resolutions, and never have, mainly because as things slow down before Christmas I am already in the self-evaluation mode and have analysed, re-analysed and over-analysed my life and the things I could do to change.

Therefore, here is the list of things that would be nice to do in the next 11 months until the next appointment for self-analysis:

* Breathe

* Finish the Mystery Block of the Month quilts for 2006 and 2007

* Get the
2010 Canberra Quilt Show entry to top status without the border

* Visit BrisVegas more often to see Hugo, because before I'll know it he'll be a teenager and will think Aunty Chelle is too daggy to hang around with.

* Finally visit Japan.

* Participate every day in the
365 Days Blythe project on Flickr

* Enjoy the friendships I have

* Finish unpacking from our move in August ... 2006

* Breathe

* Paint the kitchen RED

* Ride to work 3 times a week and swim at least twice a week

* Expand the vegetable garden

* Crochet a cabled sweater by winter

* Learn how to use my new Mundial knives safely (
photo - warning! Not for the fainthearted!)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
The thumb injury happened yesterday afternoon and was the reason for my absence at SnB. It will also be the reason for not finishing off this on the weekend:

Radiant shawl - work in progress

I can be so stupid sometimes.


  1. I'm not even going to ask how your thumb got to be that close to the blade. OK?

    And thank you - you've reminded me it's time to take my trusty Mundial in for its annual sharpen...

  2. eeek - the knife wielding lessons might be a good idea hehe
    Speaking of good ideas, next year I'm coming on your Summernats avoiding long weekend!
    Hope you're having a great time =)

  3. ouch! im not good with sharp knives either. good list too, i like the idea of a red kitchen!

  4. I wish I had thought to use Spell with Flickr for a page header. It looks Very Good. (Not that I have the know-how to insert the code into the page, anyway)
    And I'm not even going to peek at the picture of The Thumb Event, on account of extreme squeemishness just thinking about it.

  5. Ouch. I know that sort of Mundial related injury. The emergency team at Calvary also know me because of this.

    I like your list and I like that it includes Breathing. Kind of important that bit and something I could do more of.


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