Bean planning

Today it was warm but it also rained a little in the morning, we had our first harvest (see above!), and I drank champagne at lunch with my parents… Big-P made pizza for dinner and I had a moment to quietly sit and read a book in the afternoon while Lily played happily on the rug and Amelia spent some quality time with ABC Kids online. It was a very nice first day of the year.

As I mentioned the other day I have lots of resolutions and lots of plans for 2007. Writing them here is an excellent way of committing to them, so here they are (the ones I can think of right now, anyway):

– Write and illustrate that children’s book
– Finish Lily’s cot quilt
– Drink more water, exercise more, eat better, cook more (take-away less), live greener
– Finally put together Christina’s website
– Garden more
– More dates with Big-P
– More laughs with my girls
– Clean up the house, especially the studio so that it’s a pleasure to work in

And some other things:

– Make marshmallows
– Paint the kitchen wall
– Stitch more, worry less
– Update Loobylu more
– Cut my hair short short short
– Find more reasons to drink champagne
– Let go more

hmmmm… that’s it for now, but I am sure there will be more.

Here are some great New Year’s resolutions websites:

The Happiness Project
The Worsted Witch
52 Projects
Fly Lady
Life Hacker
Tree Hugger

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11 Responses

  1. It’s an admirable list, best of luck. Might I recommend making marshmallows? I’m in year 2 of gifting marshmellows to friends and family and it’s so much fun to do (quite magical for kids to see I imagine!). Email me if you want my tweaked Martha recipe. I’ve never found her recipes to work exactly as written… It would be a nice payback since I’ve made your dahl recipe a staple meal. Happy New Year!

  2. beautiful photograph.
    happy new year & thanks for the inspiring new links! worsted witch is a really cool site.

  3. Happy New Year Claire, your list is inspiring, good luck.

  4. For the past few years I have made sure that there is always a chilled bottle of bubbles in my fridge. I have been amazed at how many things in life are worth celebrating! Cheers for 2007

  5. I hadn’t thought much about my own resolutions yet, but I am feeling inspired by yours. Thanks also for the interesting links!

  6. Just had to tell you I received a ‘Crafty girl’ mug for Christmas.S’luverly.
    It will go in my studio when it’s finished.

  7. Happy New Year! Your website is so cool. It’s inspiring, and I always go to it when I’m feeling a bit down. Your drawings, dolls and paintings never fail to pick me up!

  8. great resolutions claire! i had my hair super short last year and i LOVED it! super easy to fix on a daily basis… it just had to be trimmed more often. 🙂

  9. Thank you for the links. I really like The Worsted Witch. Short hair is fun. You can change it every time and you can dye and change colors often because it will grow out so fast!

  10. Happy New Year. Still love your blog. Your list sounds like the ‘Special K’ commercial on tv. Women everywhere should celebrate.

  11. I thought those were slugs.