catching up


sleepy days

Well I am back. FINALLY! I got my energy back yesterday after feeling sick and gross for almost three weeks. Oh man. Horrible. I have never been sick that long before ever. Not as long as I can remember, anyway. I was still able to do things, not as much, though. And some days were worse than others. I still enjoyed Christmas and New Year's eve! New Year's being the most fun of all. Dancing and drinking till 5a.m. :) Of course being sick and all it made me feel pretty wretched the next day. But we had fun bringing in the new year. It will be interesting to see how this new year turns out. I don't usually make resolutions for the new year, but perhaps I will make a few. Maybe add to them as I think of more.
  • Dance more often.
  • Go swimming in more lakes this summer.
  • Pay off the car I totaled last summer and find some way of getting another. whew.
  • Move out.
  • Visit friends.
  • Start a clothing line (small line, but just so I actually DO it).
  • Live a little. :)
  • Sing!
  • Stop caring so much about what the other person thinks of you. People are so quick to judge you as a person by the amount of money you make, how smart you are or the accomplishments you've made, when honestly that all matters very little. What matters is who you really are, inside. It may sound sappy, but we all care what the other person thinks. And I'm going to stop caring so damn much. If it's the last thing I do. By Jove! :)
  • Continue to make things by hand as much as I possibly can.
  • Don't ever get sick ever ever ever again.
  • And of course, be more active. We all say this and at least for me, I do it for a month and then stop. Perhaps this year will be different. Uh, maybe. Not making any promises.
  • Turn twenty-five!
  • Discover the beautiful world of Macs. I'm already loving it. (Thanks to my lovely sister Katie for this one!!!)
  • Knit something year round. Oh and um, try to finish the projects I started a year ago. Yeah.
  • Be. More. Productive!
  • Smile often. :)
  • Laugh even more.
  • Do something sporadic. Not sure what. I'll have to think of that one.
  • Read more. (This one I'm horrible at. Really just need to get back into reading books.)
  • Learn more about Self-Sufficient Living.
  • Learn how NOT to procrastinate. heehee. Funny, I know.
  • Cook more often.
Happy New Year to you all and may you all be well. I'll post more once I get back into the swing of things. At the moment I'm still trying to play catch-up. Ahhhhh so much to dooo!


  1. I was sick for several days just after Christmas and up to two days ago. Started with a cold then went to flu. Fav medicine is NyQuil. Never sick any other time except during Christmas holidays.
    Happy New Year

  2. I know what you mean about having sooo much to do. I've just started Civil War reenacting so I have tons of sewing for myself and 3 of my siblings. You're work has been VERY inspiring! Plus I'm trying out for a sewing job... Then of course there's just plain life!!!
    I hope you have a good new year!

  3. a lovely list to have! jealous of your wild new year night, but not of your hangover! lol

    glad to see you're back :)

  4. Haha. Well, it wasn't all that wild as it sounds. It was a small living room and we all danced, even though none of us really knew what we were doing. But it was lots of fun. And the next day it wasn't actually a hangover I had. Didn't drink all that much. ;-) But staying up until 5 in the morning and wearing myself out dancing probably didn't help the sickness that was still lingering. But hey, it was New Year's! I'll sacrifice a wretched next-day for a fabulous night before. :)

  5. The most freeing experiance for me was to stop caring what people think about me. I highly recomend it. It doesn't matter what others think of you, it matters what you think of you. You are the person who counts. I say this is the resolution that you keep this year, you'll thank yourself!

  6. I promise I'll write soon and give you my thoughts on the topic of self-sufficient living. And I think it is a very good idea for you to do lots and lots of singing in this lovely new year!