Sunday, January 2, 2011

A new decade!!

Happy New Year!! 
I hope you had a wonderful, safe night...I had a great time!

I got all dressed up for a dinner / church date and had one of the best hair days in about three years. 

It's kind of funny, but I didn't take any pictures on NYE save for food that I had! 
Dinner was at Pei Wei Asian Diner where I had Sesame Tofu:

It was SO good, but the company was better. 

We went to church after dinner, where the pastor blessed each of us and we sang and watched the ball drop and rung in the new year with celebrating! Then it was home in a heavy snow for a little dessert to end the night. 

New years day, I had a huge veggie & goat cheese omelet and tangerine to start the new decade off right!  It was SO good..

It was really cold on New years day, so I decided to stay in and relax. I decided to pull out a knitting project that I started over THREE years ago. Then I got busy with roller derby, then sobriety, then writing this blog, I changed careers and this new years day, I got SICK of waiting to finish my sweater. I pulled it out and tied up all the loose ends. I finished knitting the last sleeve, put all the pieces together, knit the neck and sewed the seams.

I am SO glad that after 3 plus years, the size I picked still works and I still like the style! It was a great project for the first day of the new year. I had a spicy mocha and a watched the Sound of Music while I worked. 

Knitting is like working out and being on our fitness journey. 

Little by little as we work, we may not see the progress until we are quite a way into the project. Sometimes we have to back up, and redo what we just did, but with every step (stitch) we make, we get a little farther. Pretty soon, we are piecing our hour workouts, classes, weeks of hard work and months of dedication together. It takes shape and we can see the finished product within the pieces coming together. I guess the difference is with our health, it's never finished, but seeing the progress is encouraging. Seeing how close we are moves us forward into more and gives us the fuel to keep going. 

What gives you hope and fuel to keep going on your journey? How do you feel when you realize that we will always be on this journey in some capacity? I used to feel down about that, but now I see it's all about what we do with the miles we have, not how many miles we go. 

Happiest New Year and new decade to you!! 


La- @ The Curvy Life said...

You go girl! I am so glad you had a nice time and that sweater is great!!! Great analogy to life style and knitting! NICE!



Kristi said...

Your hair looked so pretty!
I'm trying to finish one of my knitting projects that has taken me a year so far. Your sweater looks so nice.

Melissa said...

I'm in love with the sweater. Pattern??

Happy New Year! The hair looked awesome!!

Carly said...

You look great!!! I am glad you had a nice NYE. The sweater is so pretty, I am glad you decided to finish it.

Happy New Year!

Sabrina said...

I agree with the others!! So pretty!!

My niece and nephew fuel me to keep going!

purple_moonflower123 said...

Love the sweater! The color is very pretty.

Julie said...

What a gorgeous sweater! The best I can knit is a scarf...and I'm ok with that ;-)
But I think those of you who can REALLY knit, are fabulous!

Kerri O said...

Love the sweater!
You know, I used to look at it as a diet, a fitness plan, to get to goal, then..hooray! But we all know it doesn't really work that way. It's always a journey, always has to be a lifestyle focus. I'm OK with that now. I want to be an active healthy person, forever, not just until I reach whatever goal.

Ann said...

You look lovely!!! Glad you had such a good weekend!!!

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