Sunday, January 1, 2012

Looking ahead

2012 is going to be the year of Not So Much Planning.  I want to try new things and get lots accomplished in the coming year, but I'm NOT going to lay out the whole year for myself in advance.  Rather than feeling stressed and boxed in and guilty about being off schedule, I'm going to allow more empty time and space for new experiences, and just let things flow ...

Healthwise, the intentions are simple: less fat, more fiber, calcium every day without fail ( I often forget to take it).

Housewise, we're hoping to get the sunroom redone -- it's chilly and drafty, and it leaks quite a bit when the weather is wet.  It's going to be a major $$ consideration, though, so we'll see how that project develops.

Quiltwise, I have a nice list of suggestions and possibilities.  But generally, I'm just going to work on whatever I feel like at any given moment, be it from my inspiration list or elsewhere.  This is a HUGE change from previous years, when I had schedules and commitments and quotas galore.  When the Muse whispers in my ear, I will answer ... and if there are times when I don't feel like toiling away at my To Do List, then I'll just sit back and enjoy the quilts I already have in my collection.

Otherwise, bread baking, herb gardening, yogurt making, and more reading are all on my agenda.  Hmmm, and maybe I'll get back to cross-stitching.  Or knitting: I haven't knit anything since the boys were toddlers.  I have a couple of areas around the house that are targeted for decluttering.  And I want to sit in the sunshine with a cup of tea or under the stars with a glass of wine and just enjoy the moment :) 



Angie said...

This sounds like the perfect 'list' for the coming year...I think I'll adopt your plans. :) Happy New Year!

Suzanne said...

Sounds wonderful!

Jennie in GA said...

I like it!