I love this Neil Gaiman quote. So much so that it currently hangs in my bedroom.

Time to watch the butler get shitfaced yet again.

I have no idea why this is such A THING in Germany, but it is. And I wouldn't trade it for anything. Happy New Year, dear ones.
Happy New Year, darlings. May 2015 be everything you want it to be, and include at least one beautiful sunset a month.

I can't help it. It's just not New Year's Eve without a wasted butler, an oblivious rich lady, and a death trap of a tiger rug.

I may have overdone it a bit on the food for tonight...

CYOA Muffins 2 IMG_0779 IMG_0776 Veggie Tray IMG_0780 IMG_0761

2012 Goals

Jan. 2nd, 2012 05:32 pm
I don't make resolutions, but New Year's is just as good a time as any to re-examine life goals and things I want to accomplish, and to generally take stock of the past year (which, frankly, I'm glad to see the back of).

  • Stop messing with my nails. It's gotten much better (for one, I have actual nails now), but I still start biting them when I'm stressed or nervous. Knitting helps because it occupies my hands, but it's not like I can pull that out at work :-P Nailpolish helps as well, but there needs to be a certain level of non-biting to get them to the point where that doesn't look ridiculous. I'll just have to keep being mindful of the progress I've made.
  • Start riding again. I may have found a barn where I can at least start taking lessons, which gives me more time to find something that's closer to the perfect fit. They don't have an indoor arena, so I'll have to wait until the snow thaws (yes, today was the first snow of the year, and of this winter), but that's ok. At least it's a start.
  • Healthy meals. Which wasn't really helped by New Year's (as much fun as it was), but which is continuing decently well from last year. Apparently my new health insurance gives me money for a certain amount of farmer's market visits, among other things, so maybe North Market is in order this weekend :-)
  • Publish at least one pattern. I have plans for two, I just need to get them knitted up and written down. I'd like to have both done, but one will be good.
  • Finish French course. Which will require quite a bit of buckling down, as I seem to be avoiding it lately. However, it really does need to be done before the May deadline, so it'll have to be scheduled into each week.
  • Do stuff. The past two years were a bit of a... well, wake-up call is too dramatic, but they were a good reminder that sometimes, waiting until next year just isn't an option. So, traveling and visiting people as much as possible is part of this year's plan as well. Indiana, maybe Baltimore, definitely at least one Homecoming, definitely at least two fiber festivals. More to come :-)
We'll see how this goes. At least now I have things written down to remind myself of what I want to get done.



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