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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

New Year's Day Analysis

"They" say that what you do on New Year's Day will predict what you do for the rest of the year. So...lets see what my year holds:
  • I will read many good books.
  • Housecleaning remains an important part of my day (hardyharhar!) but I will continue to do volunteer work (no news on either front).
  • I will try new foods and continue to have fun cooking in my own kitchen.
  • A few random things - I'll get to spend time with my favorite felines and I'll take better care of my violets.
  • On the sewing front...I will finish projects this year and other than lots of hexies, the rest will be a mystery.

 How did I come to these conclusions?
  • I finished an audiobook and almost finished a book on my Kindle. I am now half way thru yet another audiobook. I was able to finish 71 books last year - a record for me. How do I know this? I use shelfari.com to read book reviews and log the books I read or plan to read. Check out my bookshelf at http://www.shelfari.com/castilesarah
  • In the afternoon I was picking up around the house when the siren blew for our first rescue call of the year. I was back home in a couple hours but took it as a sign from "above" that I had done enough work for the day. Never did get to the laundry. See, I told you housework was important.
  • Shortly after the rescue call Mom called to ask me about making ebelskivers. I had seen them made once at Williams-Sonoma but she had received an antique ebelskiver pan for Christmas and needed "help" testing them out. For dinner I made quesadillas with leftover southwest chicken and mushrooms. The night before I made lobster tails over risotto with a big salad.  Yummy! Yummy! Yummy!
  • I didn't set the alarm yesterday morning (a good thing since I stayed up reading) and the kids didn't seem in a hurry for breakfast so we all stayed in the warm bed just a little longer and we later snuggled on the couch while watching House on DVD.
  • I also bought myself 2 new violets this week and pulled out supplies to repot the others I have.
  • I spent the morning working on step 7 of Bonnie's mystery quilt.

  • I spent the afternoon finishing the borders on the chickadee quilt and then made 2 of the final blocks for the step 8.

  • I spent the evening making hexies. Mom was sad I didn't start something I offered to make her but who wants to start a new project and set that precedent??
Oh I know it's all a bunch of ballyhoo...but it was fun to concoct what my year will be!
Now I just need to remember to check off everything at the end of the year...
What did you do on New Year's???


Missy Shay said...

I have never heard that before! I just sewed all day, and fed my husband leftovers! LOL

Janet O. said...

This was an entertaining read, Sarah.
Oh, I raise African Violets, too. I just inherited four more from the Aunt that died. Her daughters don't do houseplants. Aunt Jo and I discussed our techniques for their care many times, so it only seemed right that they come home with me. : )

Carla said...

I started 2 new quilts ; ) also, did a hexie

lillianscupboard said...

It sounds like you have so many nice experiences ahead of you in the New Year.

Denise :) said...

Hahaha!! Ahem...when did you eat the (lobster) tail? LOLOLOL!!!!!! According to what "they" say, I will spend a good deal of time in 2013 spending money on fabric, gabbing with quilting friends (online and in person), grocery shopping, and watching Netflix. I can live with that! :)

AnnieO said...

That was very entertaining! I spent New Year's mostly taking down my Christmas tree. Otherwise I can't remember a thing I did other than the crossword puzzle! I'm quite certain I did several animal exchanges--cat in, dog out, dog out, cat in, etc., and MAY have brushed my teeth...surely that will be true for the rest of the year!