In 2016 I will knit more for myself. I’ll finally cast on and finish that happily mundane kitchen towel pattern. I’ll use my favorite color over and over again … a color placed somewhere between a coral and a cherry.
I’ll find a charity that can use my limited skill set. I’ll devote a good amount of time to it/them.
I’m going to follow Oprah’s lead and make 2016 the year of my best body. Better food choices, more exercise and lots of music. I’ve missed the music. I was driving down the highway a few days ago when a song played on the radio. The lyrics made me weep. I drove straight to Barnes and Noble and purchased the CD. When did I stop listening to music? I need to spend more time reviewing my gratitude list. I want to believe more, in humanity, in myself. I’ve become very skeptical and fearful. Take this jumbled mess –
As I was turning and twisting I kept
swearing thinking – dammit, this is a mistake – I did something wrong here, what a huge waste of time! In 2016 I will quietly accept that while there ARE mistakes, my work is not. I am not wasting my time when creating. Instead, I am feeding my soul and putting a smile on the face of the person(s) who receives my gifts.Once I modify this pattern with my personal touches, I plan to send a bunch of them off to friends and family. I’m waiting for some metal toothed zippers to arrive and new ribbons.My friend asked me where I found my serenity on New Year’s Eve. I laughingly replied -‘in the salmon mousse that I made and the angel food cake and of course the liver pate’. But I wondered – where DO we look for and find our serenity in this crazy world? I prayed last night for the folks who had gathered in Times Square. I was terribly afraid that they would be targeted. I went to bed before the stroke of midnight because I was tired AND convinced that something terrible would happen. Something so completely out of my control, something that would render me helpless. I spend more time than I used to away from crowds, from events. I am jumpy when hearing gunshot in the woods during hunting season. I don’t want to live in fear. I don’t know what the answer is.
Maybe I can find more courage in 2016. Now THAT would be a resolution worth keeping! Tell me, did you make resolutions for this new year?