It's all over
I'm glad it's all over for another year! The craziness gets to me. I had errands to run on New Year's Eve day - payroll books & a box of paper to buy, I realized suddenly that the next biweekly pay period overlaps two years so I must get new books for three companies before payday on Jan 07!! So I had to go into the strip mall where Office Depot is located. Unfortunately, the liquor store relocated into the very same mall, about a 100 feet away from both the entrance, exit & Office Depot! Had no problems getting IN but getting back OUT was an ordeal. I had the same problem on the way home from work on Christmas Eve, I wanted to hit Safeway but the Liquor Store seekers had the entrance blocked for about TWO blocks in all directions!!!
I have TWO Resolutions for the New Year. I Resolve to get that damned leak in the furnace room fixed for good THIS time around - it sprung a leak last nite again . . .
And I Resolve to lose those 30 pounds that I was supposed to lose LAST year with one change - I'm aiming for ONE little pound a week. Just ONE. If I fix the 30 in my mind, it all turns to crap. I found a Walking with Leslie freebie - It's the 5 minute walk - it's designed for a coffee break to get you out of your office chair! It adds 500 steps to a day each time you do it. I've reset my pedometer for 5000 steps in my on-line program instead of the 10,000 it usually comes with. I've found that 10,000 is unreachable & discourages me. Yeah, I'd rather sit & knit or spin but creaking joints & an aching hip are killing me. Back to Curves on Monday. I have to make sure I can still move to TREADLE that spinning wheel!!!
I haven't done much knitting other than my Marble sweater & two pairs of socks over the holidays. My old socks still fit & they still look good but I've been wearing most of them for more than NINE, yeah that's 9 years!!! I'm getting a little tired of the oldies. Why do they last so long?? Well, last time I counted, I had 19 pairs in the basket . . . . so I've tossed some into the BUM bin & will knit the next few pairs for the EX or the BUM BIN instead of me - no, I am NOT giving away sock yarn, I will let it age until I feel like a new pair.
And then there's all those hoodies to knit!
When will I get time to spin??? Dunno - guess I'll have to go to a Retreat! LOL
So, I had sushi for Christmas dinner & Curried chicken Chow Mein for New Year's! And watched the Home & Garden Channel marathons instead of Scrooged, A Christmas Carol, A Wonderful Life & the Grinch this year. And had Feeneys in my tea. There's nothing so fine as a non-traditional Festive time!