Jan 3, 2012

Ten on Tuesday - Ten Things I Want to do in 2012

It's the time of year when most people become introspective and ponder the year that has just ended. What was gained, what was lost? What was accomplished, and what were the failures? I'd love to do my usual and pick a picture and the first line from each months posts but one o the things that fell by the wayside in 2011 was blogging. There just aren't that many posts to cull from. I'd like to fix that in the new year. Its just one item from my list of 10 things I'd like to do in 2012.

1. Blog more - I still don't want to let it run my life and I refuse to feel compelled to blog every day but I'd like to blog more often.

2. Knit more - I am finally feeling the urge to knit again. It's like a constant drumbeat in my brain. This is ironic since I just started putting yarn and knitting stuff in storage.

3. Get my eyes checked - I've always had perfect vision and I was proud of that but it seems like age is catching up with me. I'm going to look at this as an opportunity to increase my style quotient with cute eyewear.

4. Get healthy - I have a free gym membership that I've never used and that's a shame. I should go on occasion. At the very least I can get out and walk more.

5. Eat better - I really do love salads and I need to eat more of them. Veggies of all kinds are good. Starbx... not so much.

6. Cook more - this goes with #5. I used to cook all the time but it seems like the bigger the family gets the less time I get to spend in my kitchen. Hopefully having a new kitchen will help to reverses this trend.

7. Eat more family dinners - we all enjoy this. I hear about my daughters lives and we talk and laugh and plan. I need to grab these moments while I can.

8. Take a vacation - this one should have an exclamation point attached. I really, really want to go somewhere with my family and just chill. I'd even settle for a vacation without enrichment (museums etc) at this point. I just want to get away and steal time with my family.

9. Read more - I've read quite a few books lately. Nothing stellar but very enjoyable. I do love a good book.

10. Take an art class - I'm thinking of pottery or glass blowing. It could even be a drawing class. I always look at the local offerings and

The picture is one that was taken on New Years Eve Day at one of our favorite museums. Enjoy!


Carole Knits said...

You've got some great things on your list. Going to the gym is so hard, isn't it?

Mini said...

lol... i like the "vacation w/o enrichment". We do one week of camping each year that involves a lot of sitting around, reading books, chatting with friends, dunking in the lake. The rule? no plans at all that week... and it's DIVINE.

Merry Karma said...

Nice list...

Happy New Year!

Vicki Knitorious said...

All great things... and all so do-able!! Happy New Year!

Beth said...

Great list! Family dinners are sometimes rare around here and I'd love to have more of them.

Rebecca (socks for mum) said...

You can do all these things, I know you can! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I took pottery for several years and then taught kids how to hand build with clay. You will love it. There isn't anything else like it. I have always thought glass blowing would be fun. Congrats on the kitchen stuff...I truly hate cooking and need to improve in that area.