Getting carried away!

I got so caught up last night in preparing for the party that I forgot to do one of my New Year’s Eve traditions – my review of the year in my own personal journal.  I got a bit angry, then a bit sad and then a feeling of joy and thankfulness took over my heart.  Here I was on the brink of starting a whole new chapter of life and I was going to do it with people I love – Hubby, my friends and 2 of my Godchildren.   We had a great time!

Now that it is half way through the first day of the year my thoughts now turn to not summing up last year but in thinking of what I want to achieve this year.  I can’t remember what I resolved to do last year.  It will be written down in my old journal but truth be told I can’t be bothered to go and find it!  After all it is history!

I tend not to make resolutions I make aspirations thanks to a book called Simple Abudance by Sarah Ban Breathnach in which she says that resolutions need to be changed to aspirations. After all you aspire to achieve them and if it doesn’t happen it doesn’t matter because you aspire to do it and eventually you will.

 So this year there are a few things on my list of things I want to achieve.  Three are connected to my statements of how I want to try and live my life –   Get my colours done (Colour me beautiful), Wear clothes that fit my shape and to learn to walk in high heels.  But there are two that I am going to find a real challenge.  Especially since they are two things I love – yarn and books.   Or should that be books that live in the place I work?  You see I borrow so many books from the library that I work in and yet I neglect to read the ones on my shelves that I OWN! They just sit there and I buy more books to join them. . . . and well. ……. I’m running out of space.

Yarn well I love knitting and love buying yarn and it is also jostling for space in my house.  I also have enough yarn for several projects so it’s time to stop for a bit and actually knit up some of the stuff I have (it will also create a bit of space for next year’s new year’s sale!!)

So I’ll use this blog to monitor myself in not borrowing any books from the library bar Lee Child and to read the books on my books shelves. (Bar Lee Child – I’ve just discovered him and want to read the whole series!); and to not to buy any more yarn till I have knitted up all the projects of which I have supply for.

Wish me luck!  Or better still pray for a lot of strength – I’m going to need it! LOL!

Happy New Year!