Thursday, December 31, 2009


In 2010, I resolve to:
  • Go to the gym regularly. Really. I am feeling fat, lazy, and apathetic, and I know the only solution is to actually go to the gym on a regular basis.
  • Knit more projects for myself. This year I made 2 things for myself - the shawl that I wore at my wedding, and a Liesl sweater that either needs some really severe blocking, or to be frogged completely, because it's too small. How many knitted items did I finish in 2009? TWENTY-SIX. That's an average of one every other week. And only two of those were for me. So this year, I will knit myself a Slinky Ribs sweater and a cabled cardigan (maybe Central Park Hoodie, maybe something else).
  • Along the same lines, I will start my Christmas knitting earlier (like, in January) -- I barely got my sister's package to her in time.
  • I will be more thankful for all the blessings in my life. I am truly lucky to have a wonderful husband, two talented and well-behaved children, a steady paycheck, no major health problems, and a comfortable place to live. Plus I can afford little luxuries, like semi-regular pedicures, so I think I'm much better off than most people these days.
  • I will try to be more patient with the kids and less grumpy. I'm really hoping that regular exercise will help with that.
What are your resolutions for the new year & decade?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Baby, it's cold outside

Damn cold. Freeeeezing cold. It is so cold, in fact, that my feet do not thaw out, like, ever. I may be wearing fuzzy socks, I may be wearing fur-lined slippers, but my feet, they do not care. No, they stubbornly remain footcicles, all day long.

It is so cold here, that it snowed for the first time in like 30 years. We might get a few little bitty flakes of snow on the odd winter day, but it never sticks. Our snow level came down to about 300 feet a couple of nights ago, and stuck around for hours! Mt Diablo is blanketed in snow like a freaking alpine summit! It is crazy weird, you guys.

In retaliation, I've been making lots of comfort food: mac 'n' cheese with ham, roasted chicken, etc. You know, all that stick-to-your-ribs kind of food. The kind that piles on the pounds so you have a little bit of insulation to get you through until spring.

Oh, and knitting, lots and lots of knitting. I'm trying really hard to get my Christmas projects done in time to send them out to the various recipients.