New Years Celebrations
Happy new year! I hope your new years celebrations were enjoyable and safe.
I had a lovely family evening, with good food and even better company. We are not fire-work crazy like many Icelanders are, but we did buy sparklers and such for the sake of the children and to support our excellent voluntary search and rescue teams.
My 2014 Goals
Early last year, I published some quite ambitious goals. Now it’s time to bite the bullet and see how I did:
The Embroidery goal was to finish the grey picture and embroider two more. I soon saw that this was unrealistic so I adjusted it to: finish the grey picture and start another. Still – I did not even finish the grey picture. But on the upside, there is not very much left; and I did finish to smaller embroidery projects:
The Knitting goal was to to knit at least three sweaters. I managed two:
The Sewing goal was to fix at least four dresses and sew four more AND to sew two tops, three skirts and a coat for myself. I failed completely in this department.
I only made this completely pointless top, which I have never worn (and I have now given it away). I adjusted this skirt and some other things, I but that is about it.
Oh yes, I also made a simple choir dress for my younger daughter, but I have never photographed it.
My Reading goal was to read at least 52 books. According to Goodreads, I read 47, but that is not the whole story. I am working on a project for the The National Centre for Educational Materials which includes reading parts of dozens of books.
Translating: to translate at least one book. This I did.
Cooking: to continue the weekday vegetarian experiment I have just started (and perhaps post a few favourite recipes) . Well, yes and no. I do cook quite a lot of vegetarian thing, but I don’t publish recipes. Which is perhaps not strange since I don’t enjoy cooking very much.
And finally my most important goal: to finish the first draft. I failed at this. But I did write a short book for the NCEM and assist in editing two others, so that is something.
Tomorrow: My Goals for 2015. Have you made any resolutions or set yourself some goals for the new year?