Tuesday, January 1, 2008


It's finally here. The election year and the year I take my second sabbatical. Yippee.

Making New Year's Resolutions was something that didn't interest me for years. But, in recent years I've made some simple attainable resolutions that have turned into habits. So, here are my resolutions for 2008:

1) Throw out, give away or donate 5 things from my scary attic and basement each week.
2) Get out and walk. Shoot for every day. No dogs.
3) Work in the yard at least once each week.
4) Learn to spin.

I will receive my annual company bonus in February. I've probably spent it three times over in my head. I'm toying with joining a CSA, but I think the money would be better spent on reflooring my family room. I wish I could do both, but some of that money is ear-marked to buy a plane ticket to visit Caitlin in Victoria B.C. when she graduates from college in the Spring. I've always wanted to go to Canada. So, I will be able to mark this off my personal bucket list.

I've also been planning how I will spend my sabbatical time. That's one month off with pay. I'll most likely tack on some of my own personal vacation time. So, 5 weeks or so off in one monstrous chunk. I'll probably spend about 10 days in Canada. I'd like to go to Harveyville and spend an entire week alone drowning in in fiber-related heaven. But, that might not be doable. And I'll either clean out the damn basement or the attic. And knit to my heart's content.

I've got a pot of black-eyed peas simmering on the stove for good luck. And I'm spending the rest of the day knitting happily with my trusty Beagle and Alligator Puppy by my side.

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