Thursday, January 1, 2009

Goodbye, Debbie Downer

2009 represents hope and growth to me. It's kind of like when you're in bed with the flu for a week and you wake up one morning, not feeling 100%, not like you could run a marathon, but for the first time in a while you fee like you won't die, that you will recover and feel good and maybe even eat again.

This is the year my husband comes home!

I'm branching out to other fiber arts. I'm going to learn to weave this year. I'm crocheting more than I used to. I even busted out the sewing machine last night.

I started a pair of socks for David while waiting in a long line at the Starbuck's drivethrough. (There is only one Starbucks in town--the line is always long.) I declared the socks my "waiting for coffee socks" and all progress so far has been in my car. Even though I'm not one to make resolutions, I need to cut back on fancy, sugary coffee, so I'm bringing the socks to my sofa perch to make some serious progress.
I promise progress and growth this year. Goodbye, Debbie Downer!


Djinn said...

Wow! Knitting and crocheting and sewing, oh my! I tried sewing - my BFF did her best to teach me - I'm just unteachable. I can do a Liiiiiittle crochet, but nothing good. I gave up my sewing machine and mostly reserve crochet hooks for weaving ends in knitted items.

Congrats on the expected return of your DH. I can't imagine how hard that must be - the service only separated me from mine for five weeks four times (not at all consecutive) and it was always hard - I can't imagine what the families of the guys who get stuck with long deployments go through.

It's nice to have all the hope of a new beginning with a new year, isn't it? :)

CraftyGryphon said...

I decided to save all my Starbucks receipts this year, so I'd actually know how much I was spending. So far this year, I've only gone once...

(Yeah, yeah, I know, it's only the 2nd.)

Happy New Year!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Sounds like a great plan for a new year - all around!