There is something about New Year’s Day that makes me want to do things differently – how cliche, eh? But I woke up this morning (at 4:30 the first time ….in preparation for tomorrow morning I suppose) ready to do things differently. I don’t want to make resolutions per se, but there are a couple of things in my life that I’d like to do differently.
So after I got the pork shoulder in the oven for pulled pork (we are having a traditional Southern US New Year’s dinner), Larry and I took the dogs for a walk at Merrill Creek, a reservoir 6 miles away from us. That we had never been to – even though we’ve lived in this area for 12 years. It was beautiful, and the dogs really enjoyed themselves (although Ruby was really tired at the end of our walk). Can you guess that the first thing I want to do differently in 2008 is be more active?
Larry and I are trying to find new things to do together that are more active than sitting watching TV and knitting. Not that I want to stop knitting, but I really have gained a lot of weight and rather than be on a diet that I will hate, we are going to eat more healthy and be more active. And we really are in a rut – Andrew constantly tells us how old we are (gosh, it really is great having kids). Becoming active, and doing things together will be good for us in a lot of ways. So now we are shopping for these…..we did it on vacation in Maine and loved it.
The next thing I decided to change was the blog. If you are reading in Bloglines, go check it out. Whole new thing. Let me know what you think.
OK, ‘nuf of that stuff. The other thing I decided this morning was that I was going to start a new project (remember it was like yesterday that I said I didn’t want a lot of new projects? Come on, you knew that wouldn’t last…). I decided that I just wasn’t in a lace mood right now – although I do want to make both the Twinings and the Swallowtail shawls soon. Nope – this morning when I woke up, the only thing I could think about was the beautiful throw that I saw yesterday. So I rummaged through the stash and found two options…
On the left is Elann Peruvian Highland Wool in a cream color. The right is Manos Del Uruguay in Stellar. The Totally Autumn throw was in a varigated yarn and I love this colorway of Manos, but the single color ones that I’ve seen are gorgeous. Decisions, decisions….
I just couldn’t resist the colors of the Manos. Its just gorgeous – and when the sun hits it, it is amazing.
It is back to work for Larry and me tomorrow, and back to school for Cieara (lucky Andrew is still off!). I’m ready to be back – I’ve had a nice week off, but its time to get back to normal.
I hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Day, and of course, a very good 2008!