Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Two Days After Christmas!

Wow.  So I had this moment of "Oh, crap, I didn't do ANYTHING I wanted to do this year", so this is my annual "Oh crap, I didn't do the things I meant to do, but I did do some good stuff so I don't have to feel too bad" blog post. 

I meant to lose 20 pounds.  Instead, I think I gained 15.  So that goes back on the list for next year, with some .

I meant to finish at least one complete draft of a novel.  Instead, I let myself get sucked into obsessing over how to plot the perfect plot issues.  So that one goes on the list again for next year.  Not quitting. 

What I DID do, however, was read  Save The Cat by Blake Snyder, which is definitely helping things along.  I "get it" now, I just have to "do it". 
I also took a great workshop by Suzanne Johnson about quilting a plot, which also helped a lot. 

Speaking of quilting, I made these:


These are The Dead Guy Shirt Quilts, made from the shirts of my late neighbor, for his daughters. 

I also said goodbye to a good friend:
Lucy lived with us for 15 years.  I wasn't the best dog-mom on the planet, but she loved the heck out of us anyway.  Good Dog, Lucy!

But then said hello to:
Penny.  Named for the character on The Big Bang Theory, which is our current favorite sit-com. 

I had one child graduate from high school and start college at the ripe old age of 16, and have felt growing pains along with all three of my offspring. 

So I'm not going to end 2011 with self-recriminations, but with the knowledge that 2012 has incredible opportunity for growth!
Just hopefully not another 15 pounds. 

1 comment:

  1. LOL! I'm pretty sure I gained instead of lost, too. Not positive, since I refuse to own scale, but my jeans sure aren't any looser than they were this time last year.

    Those are lovely quilts -- what a talented seamstress you are!

    And, yes, 2012 is full of opportunity. Here's to it! :)