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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

I am one of the people who loves making New Year's Resolutions. There's something incredibly hopeful about the start of a new year. We turn to a new page. We get to try new things and everyone around us (or at least a lot of the people around us) is also trying new things. Gyms are full. Evening class enrollment is up. Churches see a bump in attendance.
It wears off by February, right?
I did fantastic on my 2010 resolutions.
I hope to be just as successful in 2011.
Here they are:

Complete two 5ks and one 10k.
I did finish one 5k in 2010. Race for the Cure. It was so much fun. I didn't train for it but ended up running the whole way thanks to my speed-walking friend Megan. This year I'd like to train and run them for real.

Finish 3 quilts

Quilting is such a fun hobby. I love every part of it. Quilts always make a wonderful gift. Unlike last year though, I have no projects on the back burner. I'll have to start from scratch on the 2011 quilts. Not a single square awaits me!

Sew from a pattern

Yes, I still do not sew from patterns. I buy them. Time to make good.

Read 12 books
Just one per month but hey, I'm a mom of two kids who has a lot of other goals. Don't judge me!)

Acquire and rehab (if necessary) a china hutch for the dining room.

Having one solves a lot of my storage issues. Plus I like the challenge.

Make a headboard for our bed
I've made them for the boys. Why not us?

Improve general decoration of the house

It still has that general "we're using our parents' old furniture" vibe. We need a rhyme and reason. I, unfortunately, have zero decorating eye. Hopefully I can figure something out.

Reach my goal weight

There it is. The biggie. I have a chunk of weight to lose. I'm with Weight Watchers now though and am totally motivated and committed. This is is the year that on 12/31 I will not be in the "overweight" category any more.

So there they are. None of them can really be "broken" so I'm set up for success.


  1. Fabulous doable goals. Go Julianna!!!

  2. HOW are we so different, and yet like each other so much? I am resolutely NOT a resolution-maker. I love yours, though, and I feel like you can totally do it. Knowing you, you probably have your list of books ready, but if not, I like Kate Morton. She's all about discovering family secrets from the past.