I rolled in sort of late from another night of speed dating with my hospice patients. It could have been worse but as I'm finding is typical for a holiday eve, it was bad enough. One death, one start of care and one pain pump problem. The drives were far between too. I was getting pretty frustrated running all over town when I started wondering why. Why was I frustrated? I pulled over to make a couple of calls when it dawned on me I hadn't eaten. I was starving and my blood sugar was somewhere in the abyss. I tried to remember my last good meal, and I think it was Monday. I'm pretty bad at keeping resolutions, but from this point on, I'm promising myself that I WILL eat a decent meal before I hit the road. This will probably help the coping skills immensely.
I was taking stock of my accomplishments recently. I made a major job change. That's huge by anyone's standards. I think I'm acclimating fairly well and my back is tremendously better. I only hurt now when I clean the house. Ha! Maybe I should quit that job too. My work resolution will be to stop making myself nuts and being a perfectionist. I really need to set some limits. If I don't, I'll be doing nothing but working.
On the knitting front, although it doesn't seem like it to me, I was prolific with those needles! I finished 2 sweaters. So one was a baby sweater, so what? It's still done. Also included are the following: an afghan, 5 pairs of socks and 4 pair that don't have mates (yet), 3 moebius shawls, 3 hats, 1 pair of thrummed mittens and 1 pair of plain ones, a tank top, a felted purse, 2 noro purses, 1 clapotis, 1 scarf, and a partridge in a pair tree. Wow. I didn't include anything I started but haven't yet finished. I really need to keep better track. The thing is, I give a lot of stuff away then don't realize how much I really accomplished. If I were wise, I'd start a projects sidebar. I don't update my ravelry projects page though so I don't know what makes me think I'd update a sidebar. Anyways, keeping track is not my resolution for my knitting. A yarn diet is. My sister gave me a lovely sweater for Christmas. She told me after reading my post about organizing my stash, there was no way she would contribute to that insanity. You know, I've NEVER seen her leave a yarn store empty handed-and she intimated I have an issue. Still, it's possible she may be a teensy bit correct about that. From this point forward, unless I need it to finish a project when I've run out of yarn, I'll not buy anything new until, oh say March. That sounds good to me. I usually don't go more than 2 weeks without stash enhancement so that'll be major for me. Oh, who am I kidding? Do you think Vegas would give odds on how long I can hold out?
I hope you all have a fabulous 2009. Thanks for taking the time to read this and for your comments. This really is quite a wonderful community of people I've discovered.