Try to Remember

I try not to make New Year’s Resolutions, because I love making lists and checking off the things I’ve accomplished, and New Year’s Resolutions tend to be lists wherein nothing ever gets checked off. But this year, I’m going to try. Mostly, this has been inspired by the wii & wiifit that the RLA and I bought each other for Chanukah. I got on it yesterday and it kicked my ass. I actually dripped sweat, something that I rarely did all those sessions on the treadmill at the gym and/or with Nicolas Cage, my trainer who decamped with my money. Those little wii miis were banging their fists on the ground in frustration a couple of times, and the RLA kicked my ass when it came to running, but I beat him senseless in the hula-hoop exercise, and all those years of aerobics and step classes paid off with me being able to follow the little pink foot prints during the basic step. Awesome.

So, inspired by the wii, this will be my year to lose some weight. How much is a mystery, because I would rather have my face eaten by weasels than tell anyone how much I weigh. I won’t even let the nurse at my doctor’s office weigh me. I tell them that I am overweight and they will just have to guess.

The second resolution is to make 2009 the year that Mild Burning Symptoms finally goes live. MBS is my virtual garage sale. It’s still in development, but feel free to take a look and leave any comments you may have about it here.

The third and final resolution is to make 2009 the year that I get back to the sewing machine. I have been consumed with knitting for several years now, and my skill level has improved considerably, so it’s time to tune up the sewing skills. I have a good dress-maker’s mannequin, a wonderful machine and a separate serger, lots of fabric and lots of patterns. I intend to put them all to good use in 2009.

What’s on your list, or don’t you have one?

PS: I’ve added a list of our cast of eccentrics, over there on the right, where it used to be a lame “about me” page.

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(5) Comments
#1. Posted by Third Surrogate on December 28, 2008

I love that wiifit. I still cannot grasp the complete concept of the hula-hoop, however I am pretty good at dodging the soccer-balls being thrown towards my head.

As for the sewing, I ask this in a non-nudging or rushing manner… Does this mean the third surrogate daughters quilt will be completed eventually?  :]
This thought excites me.

I heard Jo-Jo and Boswell got along famously playing an ongoing game of chase until Jo-Jo decided it was enough, and that Nails “tolerates” him. I am have faith in the idea that as soon as Boswell is a little older him and Nails will be buddies, after all Nails is his as mom says his “cousin,” or as I prefer to think his “uncle.”

#2. Posted by Miz Shoes on December 28, 2008


Turquoise, browns and oranges. If you don’t like that choice, we can dump out all the fabric bins in my studio and let you play with color to your heart’s content.

Since this has taken so long, I have a whole collection of kitchen prints from the years when we thought you would be heading out to CIA. But they’re yours should you prefer them (they ARE fun) to the first.

#3. Posted by Gigi on December 29, 2008

I don’t make New Years Resolutions and hate making lists but love making bets.  So I just made one with a girlfriend over who could lose the most weight in the coming year.  If I had a Wii the smart money would be on me.  It sounds like actual fun.

#4. Posted by Elise on December 31, 2008

I love MBS, and OMG, how much fun is that site going to be? I can’t wait until it launches.

#5. Posted by Third Surrogate on January 08, 2009

Turquoise, browns and oranges sound delightful.
And, of course I think the kitchen prints should stay.


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