The first day of the New Year is almost gone, it started here warm and windy, progressed to dark, drizzly and windier and now is whipped up into a fury of swirling rain driving through the valley.
I have seen some bloggers choosing a word for the year and I can get that, but I am greedy and have chosen a phrase, Have Some More Fun.
I remember it from a telly program some years ago about painting.
I have said a few times that I do not look back, what has gone has gone and can not be changed, I do however try to take any lessons learnt forward with me.
Having said all that I have had lots of fun today, watching some old stuff on the TV and singing along with Neil Sedaka. I have also been out for several walks both with Ben and with Archie and Dolly, they are young dogs and their owners can not manage to give them the exercise that they need. I love them and so does Ben and I am hoping that this will help me to get my weight back to where it should be.
To compound my day in the past I now have the first Indiana Jones film on, Fran has got a terrible cold and is on one sofa with Ben, I am on the other and my knitting is spread around me. The sleeves are now almost 4 inches longer and all the increasing is done.
Maggie is on the mend, at last, and sounds much happier. I will pop down and see her tomorrow, I have a few treats for the cats.
I have not put my machines back up in the sewing room but I have pulled some fabric ready to make some 9 patch blocks bordered in red, I need another 16 to finish a quilt top.
I have made no resolutions but I have made a couple of decisions.
First I want to go through my cook books, select 1 at a time and make a weeks worth of recipes from them.
Second I would like to look through all my craft books and magazines and make at least one item from each of them.
I ought to have a third and work my way through all my WIPS before starting new projects, but that is a none event. I am too much of a flibbertigibbet. I like having a variety of things to work on, that way I do not get bored. I am going to make a point of exploring all the stitches and gizmo's on my new machine, I need to push myself out of my comfort zone, there are so many crafts that I would like to try.
I have no need to shop for a few days, there is enough in the house to feed half the village.
I did walk past one house, with Ben, that had thrown what looked like a complete Christmas Lunch away. There was a full Turkey and bags of cooked veg spilling out of the food waste bin and recycling bags of cards and things. It looks as though somebody cancelled Christmas and just threw it away.
Two days later I walked past again and there were bags full on men's clothes out for the recycling collection lorry. It seemed quite sad.
I have a big bag of tee shirts hanging about, they are destined to be cut into strips for knitting or crochet, if I do not get it started this month I will be disposing of them.
I must be firm or I will disappear under a pile of embryonic projects.
Now the film is getting exciting so I need to focus.
I hope that you all had a good day.