Monday, December 31, 2012
I gave up making New Year's resolutions a few years back. It seemed they lasted about a few weeks at the max. Instead I pick something that I want to learn by this time next year. I found that I tend to accomplish my goals this way.
One year I decided that I would learn to make sushi and on 12/31 of that year I took some homemade sushi to the neighborhood party. Now, granted this was NOT restaurant quality sushi and to play it safe I used things like fake crab legs, canned oysters . It still was sushi though
The following year I think it was to learn to speak Welsh. That Sept. when we went to visit friends in Wales I was able to greet them in Welsh when we got off the plane at the airport. I think I had learned about 4-5 other phrases.
For 2013 my goal is to really learn to do tapestry weaving. I have already started on that goal. I recently signed up for a tapestry class in mid-April. Due to a financial bequest for my late MIL I will be buying some really good weaving looms and dvds.
My other goal for 2013 is learning how to control my ADD- Adult Attention Deficit Disorder without medications. That will be a bit harder then the weaving. But, I did find a good magazine devoted to this. Today when I see my family doctor I am going to ask her for help.
My last goal is for 2013 is to learn better cooking skills for my diabetes and my hubby's health problems. However I have laid the law down to him that he has to take responsibility for his health issues. We will both turn 61 in April and I will no longer mother him this way. He is a very smart man, but likes to leave everything to me. I will no longer raise another child! He also has ADD and diabetes, so there is a lot to deal with this year. BUT, I WILL DO LEARN TO DO WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED!
So ask me next Dec what I have learned in 2013