Tuesday, January 01, 2008

day one...

2007 wrap-up

seen: 43 movies...my top five picks are (in no particular order): once, knocked up, the king of kong: a fistful of quarters, juno and sweeney todd. my five least favorite movies are (also, in no particular order): hot rod, bill, ghost rider, license to wed and the host.

attended: i only went to one concert this year, the ditty bops. these chicks are fantastic. check them out if you like lilting tight harmonies and clever lyrics. i also went to lots of roller derby matches.

knitted: i finished both the purple monstrosity in noro something or other and i began and finished a button-less cardigan out of rowan tapestry. i completed five pairs of wrist warmers, a pair and a half of baby socks, a bib, three scarves, three purses, a pair of mittens, and two pairs of sockettes.

read: 12 books...hmmm, one per month -- not too bad, but i sure wish i'd read more. maybe in 2008. fave book of 2008 (and probably on the top ten list of all time faves) the time traveller's wife by audrey niffenegger. if you haven't already, please read it so we can talk about it, okay?

accomplished: i completely cleaned and re-organized the basement. although i didn't achieve my goal of painting the floor or the furniture so it coordinated, i feel like i can cross this off of my list, because it was a great undertaking and once done, made me feel so much better!

2008 goals

resolutions: eat healthier, practice yoga more, have a more positive outlook, love deeper, live in a more focused way.

goals: keep organized, knit from my stash, knit four pairs of socks, paint the bathroom, sew at least three dresses from my vintage pattern collection, get ready for christmas all year long

predictions: that's for me to know and you to find out! actually, the three peas write them down each january 1 and don't look at them again for 365 days when we eflect on them on new year's eve. nathaniel's from 2007 were right on target. mine were about 65% accurate and kelly's were, as usual, very silly.

hope your 2008 is everything you hope for. i love fresh starts, don't you?


Becky said...

you gals with your resolutions! actually, i have a couple myself but am too afraid to write them down. and as for last year- can't remember any of it. or at least not a whole lot...

missy j said...

Sounds like a great 2007. I love your goal of preparing for Christmas all year. I say that every year! Maybe this year...
Happy New YEar!

Linda said...

Happy New Year, Heidi!

Jenaveve said...

Life is all about fresh starts. And I think we should make them more often than just at the start of the year.

I've just been enjoying your blog for the first time - and I read 'Time Traveller's Wife' last year and just LOVED it. I would read it again, if I didn't have a gazillion other books to read for the first time. One book a month - not bad going for a busy gal. I'm actually trying to manage that too (or more, when movies, cooking, sewing, etc, etc don't get in the way!)

So what did you think of TTWife?? Did you have trouble putting it down like I did? Were you screening phone calls and not going out on weekends until you finished it?

You should check out goodreads.com if you haven't already (let me know if you sign up so I can link up with you - it's free and easy to use).