I don’t usually do a resolutions list. I think that sets me up for a sure failure to keep them. But I’m bored at work today, so what the hell. I for sure will have to keep at least some of them, right? So here goes, knitting and not, and in no particular order.

1) I will not buy any yarn for myself, excluding a gift certificate I want to use, and possible gifts, for at least the first quarter of 2006. I am going to shoot for half.

2) I will always have a pair of socks on the needles, because I discovered that even though I am a boot or sandals girl and no one ever sees them, I like wearing them.

3) I will finish several neglected knitting projects. This means spending less time online, more time knitting.

4) I will keep my apartment considerably neater than it’s been, so I can have spontaneous guests now and then.

5) I will lose the 15 pounds I gained in 2005, and without “dieting”.

6) I will use my gym membership again on a regular basis (see 5).

7) I will cook a lot more, and order in a lot less (see 5).

8) I will entertain at home more (see 4 and 7).

9) I will do my best to find more work and make more money so I can afford to entertain.

10) I will keep in touch with friends who are afar, and spend a lot of time with those who are near.

11) I’ll do my best to appreciate what I have instead of pining for what I want.

12) I’ll keep my temper in check.

*bonus resolution 13)I’ll win the lottery, buy a great home, meet the man of my dreams, and have a kid before it’s too late.

OK, I’m not holding out too much hope for the last one, but I couldn’t resist.

10 Responses to “First list of 2006”

Speaking of #8, when’s our Buffy marathon starting?

good resolutions with stretch targets… Wish you all the best in 2006 !

I’m so with you on #5–down to the pound! Alas, I can’t do it without dieting, so it’s all about the willpower right now.

I think #11 is so important. Seeing it written out reminds me of how everyone should strive to be happy and thankful for what they have. Thanks for the mental massage.

I like the sound of number 8 :)

Your list looks a lot like mine, if I made resolutions.

Good luck!

Hey, that last one sounds pretty good! Too bad I only make one resolution per year and I’ve already made one….

That’s about the most reasonable resolution list I’ve seen yet. Good luck on it!

holding out for #13. :)

Great list! I’m not a dieter either, so I’m with ya on 5-7. So hard to resist the lure of takeout though…