Wednesday, December 31, 2008

It's almost 2009

This year has gone by quickly. Sam turned 2, Amy turned 4, Ed started 2nd grade (thank goodness, because 1st grade almost killed all desire he had for school), and Alex became a teenager. I started my second year of teaching, and, starting next week, I'll be teaching AP Calculus all day long. Dave started a new job, and it is keeping him busy.

My goals for next year...

  1. Learn to knit
  2. Make more fiber post cards
  3. Read more with the kids
  4. Do Wii Fit 5 times a week
  5. Read every day
  6. Make 3 at least lap-size quilts
Why do I think this will be the year to learn to knit? I thought that last year and the year before, too. I don't know why. But I have to keep trying...

Fiber post cards are fun to make. I can explore lots of things while doing these. I should send them to people though...

I really need to encourage Ed to read more. And Amy and Sam love to be read to. Alex likes for me to read the same books he does. That is a lot of reading... Maybe Alex can read what our AP Lit classes read because I try to keep up with them.

Wii Fit is a lot of fun. I did it today for a half an hour. It is brutally honest, but it is god for me.

Read every day. Just to calm my mind.

And I miss quilting.

And one more thing... I spent 4 weeks at the beach this year. I want to go for five next year...

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Some Fiber Fun This Weekend

I just finished this piece. I used a lot of beads from Margaret. It was a lot of fun to do. Just a little bit of whimsy. The piece is 5x7 inches.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

I don't do things like this...

A friend and I are going to the Billy Joel and Elton John concert in March. She got us tickets this morning. I am so excited! I don't do things like this. But I always want to. So now, I am going. And I will not spend the next three months stressing out about where we are going to park. Really, I don't mind driving anywhere, I just don't like to park. I am SO EXCITED!!!!

And I have learned a lot about friendship this week. I am not going to elaborate, but I am happy that I have friends on whom I can depend. And, I think a couple of people learned that they can depend on me, too.