At the end of the year I do my very best to review my New Year's resolutions before I make new ones. So, here goes:
1. Exercise 3-4 times a week to lose weight (Angel is going on a diet and going for more walks.)
This was a success. Angel is at her goal weight and although I have only dropped about 10 lbs, I have gone down four pant sizes. I toned a lot and I can jog a 15 min mile.
2. Trim down the clutter in my house by selling or donating a big bunch of it.
I gave away tons (literally tons with a fridge, freezer, oven, 2 fish tanks and a dishwasher) of items to freecycle and goodwill but I have miles to go. This will be a continuing process into the New Year. I think we are going to assign a room a month to de-clutter. Hubby hates this idea but after moving his parents and mine, we have realized we have got to pare down.
3. Knit down my stash without buying a crap ton more.
This one is open for interpretation. I knit up 10,363 yards and I purchased 3,371 yards. Sounds great till you realize this is a "Katie" story. Between swaps, gifts and yarn that I won, my new yarn total is 7,864 yards. Before you say swaps shouldn't count, I should confess that I swapped new yarn that I won or was gifted this year for other yarn so it still counts. Plus none of that counts the fiber I have purchased. I think I broke about even. I did knit up lots of old yarn though so I will still count it as a win.
I think I am planning to keep these resolutions for the next year. It took longer then a year to gain and it will take longer then a year to slim down. Hugs to all and happy New Year!