Was planning a token blog post (for NaBloPoMo – shout-out to curious and haze who suckered me in) with a random snap from my iphone. Whereupon I realised I don’t actually have any random snaps from the iphone – gone are those delightful days where I wandered about taking random artful photos.

Work with me while I grapple with this.

Grappling …

So, as a part of the beating myself up for not doing stuff, I’ve decided to check where I’m at re: those resolutions (which are not resolutions) from January and which I’ve completely forgotten about.

  • 2010 will be the big year of hard core savererering. No more puzzling at what happened to the YTD earned when we look at our pay slips – because it will mostly all be going into the bank.
    That operation kind of got in the way. FAIL
  • Compleat Don’s sweater before the end of January. Keep up with the knitting (loving it – thanks again for the push, my beloved Harriet). Aim toward a garment a month (fortunately, hats can be considered garments).
  • Accept that I am not going to learn Italian any time soon, but that I will definitely return to Roma in the not to distant future (despite not chucking any euro-cents in the Trevi Fountain).
    Planned to take babies to Rome at Xmas. FAIL.
  • Keep on silkscreening and learn the photo-emulsion method.
  • Make that quilt I’ve been planning (and have had the fabric for) for the past 7 years.
    FAIL. Are we seeing a pattern here?
  • Sew at least one article of clothing – preferably that skirt
  • Extend adjectival vocab (yes, I know) carried forward – for the last several years
  • Get the hell out of Marie Celeste at a reasonable time each day
  • Stop swearing. I know, y’all have fallen down at that one. I do think it unbecoming of a woman of my advanced age.
  • Keep up the most excellent work at the gym.
    Quit Gym last month. FAIL
  • Continue with my reading project – so far has been a hoot! After the Live & Let Die memoir, I love Roger Moore even more (ha!) than I would have thought possible. And cannot quite believe I’ve not read Ngaio Marsh for a whole year, but is true – my goodness that year did go fast .
    Distracted by Clive. FAIL
  • A Big Project – details of which will be revealed at a later time.
    FAIL. That would be the plans for the baby. So very glad we didn’t go down that route.

Well, that was uplifting!

I did have an unblogged un-resolution item which was “always wear oven gloves when near the oven”. I am pleased to note that thus far I AM FULL OF UN-BURNED FINGERS & WIN!


4 thoughts on “fail

  1. What that list says to me is that you changed course – you looked after your family and yourself. I seem to recall a year that has been full of taking care of your boy, sorting out your work routine, having major surgery, photographing some kick ass meals, tending your garden, fixing computers… need I go on?

  2. Yes, of course you are right! Life has changed in ways I could not have imagined at the beginning of the year – I need to roll with that more.

    I am really thrilled about the non-burned appendages, if I have achieved nothing else this year, I will be really delighted with that (it was becoming a bit of a *thing*).

  3. Also, I would add, make a person who needed a bit of a laugh, laugh: SUCCESS

    (not that I am laughing at all your fails, only you have written about it in a most funny way)


    (kidding, of course! I mean I am glad you were entertained, I was just kidding about the outrageCAPS, well, you know what I mean … )

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