I don't usually make official New Year's resolutions. But this year I thought I'd make a few.
1. Get into better cardio shape. This will hopefully happen from running training because I signed up for the Marine Corps half marathon. I am not a runner by any means. In truth, I sort of dislike it. But my friend Hallie, who is a triathelete, says she'll come in from California to run it with me. And Charlie and another good friend run it every year--so there should be plenty of hands on deck to drag me over the finish. I really need to get going on, okay start, my training.
2. Bring in some pretty. This goes beyond my appearance--though considering the surprised reaction I got from some folks on New Year's Eve when I actually brushed my hair and put on a dress, maybe I should start there. But really I'm talking about my surroundings. It's nice to live in pretty spaces so I am determined to finally finish decorating our master bedroom and the boys' rooms. There are so many great design blogs out there for inspiration. One I like everything about is Little Green Notebook.
3. Finding time to sew for myself. All of the refashion tutorials out there are making me crazy. I want to try this, this, and this, plus loads more. I cannot donate a single ill fitting blouse or stained tee because I have a ton of ideas in my mind! Also, just about every item I'm swooning over in the Anthropologie catalogue has a handmade-looking embellishment to it...so I want to try some "inspired" pieces--that sounds better than knock-off, I think. I can only hope my homesewn garments will look better than the drop waisted tank dress I made in 11th grade home ec--if I recall correctly, it was a hot pink cotton print with mini yellow flowers. It was passable but only because I wore it with my best Forenza belt. I really wish I'd kept that belt--it is very on trend right now. Though isn't there a rule that if a trend laps you, you're too old to wear it again? I need to check that. Happy Friday!