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Stumbling into 2013

January 15, 2013 by Hobbylobbyist

Are we too far into January for me to still say “Happy New Year”? I meant to hit the ground running with posts at the beginning of 2013, but I got strep and then I got a sinus infection and then I got better and then I got drunk so now it’s two weeks in and I’m hungover and finally posting again. Ta (hic) da.

If you couldn’t tell by the late posts and admission of recent intoxication, I did not make any resolutions this year.  I’m not knocking those who do make resolutions, but for me it just results in feeling guilty about not being perfect. In fact, guilt is a pretty common feeling for me in most situations. I think it’s that special mix of being a type-A female from a Catholic home.

With that in mind, I decided to do something good for myself and tackle that stupid guilt. Instead of a list of resolutions, I am giving myself permission to do the things that evoke that nasty feeling.

1. I am allowed to spend $75 a month on craft supplies. I will not stand in the aisle of Hobby Lobby and agonize over a $2 package of pipe cleaners.

2. I will bake even if there is no occasion to. Some days, you just need to make a pie. It is not a waste of time or flour.

3.  I will speak up for what I want from wedding vendors. I said garden roses, dammit!

4. Diet Dr Pepper is delicious and makes for a reasonable breakfast once in a while. Especially with homemade pie.

What would your reverse-resolution be?

On a fun note, the Mister and I are going to San Francisco this weekend so I will not be tackling any new crafts. I’ll be back next week to wow you with new uses for scrap yarn. I hope the excitement doesn’t keep you up all week.

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1 Comment »

  1. betsy says:

    i am giving myself permission to stop doing things that are too stressful and too hard and not that important. mostly i’m just giving myself permission not to stand in line for 45 minutes at trader joe’s just to buy recycled toothbrushes.

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