"...for we put the thought of all that we love into all that we make" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


I decided this year that I would not make some grand resolution, but that I would make monthly resolutions, to be decided upon when the time drew near. These will hopefully spill into the remaining months of the year, but I felt it was easier to resolve to do something for a month than for a whole year!

My January resolution was to reduce the amount of junk food I ate. And I did it! And I lost 11.6 pounds, even though I was unable to exercise due to a badly bruised hip (which is feeling better, and the doctor says I can start exercising again on Monday!). I definitely have plans to keep this one going. It's pretty easy, once you get over the cravings. I swear, I think certain foods have addictive substances added to them. Giving up one of the things I really liked was as bad as giving up cigarettes (which I did over 7 years ago)!

February's resolution is: spend no money on quilting, knitting or cardmaking for the entire month. This has one exception: I am still waiting for the knitting shop to get the needles I need for a sock class I am taking at the end of the month. Once they come in, I will be buying them, and it will have to be in February, since the class starts on the 28th. But they were ordered in January!

4 days in, and I am doing good! I have been deleting all the e-mails from Fabric Depot and the like unread, so as to reduce temptation. And fortunately the new Stampin'Up catalog came out in mid-January, so I was able to get what I wanted from that (which wasn't much) before the resolve kicked in.

It's been fun re-acquainting myself with the stuff I already have, instead of burying it with gobs of new stuff. I have so many ideas floating in my head for projects in all three areas that I have started writing them down so I don't forget them!

I think monthly resolutions are the way to go. A month doesn't loom ahead quite as badly as a whole year! I'll have to start thinking of one for March soon, so I can plan for it.


  1. It's a fact, sugar is addictive! I've had to do the same.
    I love the monthly goals, I never did do the yearly thing, too hard to succeed.

  2. I like your idea of having a resoultion for each month! It's so good that you have given up smoking and junk food. You can't beat a good rummage through the existing hoard. You'll be amazed what you find in there.

    Cheers...Ann :)