Use It….Or Lose It

I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year. I didn’t do too much today, a little here and there but mostly hung out with the girl. You guessed it….on the couch.  Honestly…I think it’s the bitter cold. If I didn’t have plans with PT and friends last night, I would have never left the house yesterday either. While I was out I did try some Drambuie and that…. I did like. It should be going on clearance in Ohio any day now and I may just buy a bottle.

The boy had a friend come over last night to play video games and the kid was a great sport. He went outside right before midnight and came back in after midnight. It was less than a minute but it was bitterly cold last night. Hopefully that counts as First Footing………

Use it or lose it is my theme this year. Not all of my resolutions go hand in hand with my theme but some of them do. I am serious this year….I have too much stuff. Yesterday I went through my basket of magazines and catalogs and purged more than half. I kept my Mother Earth News and Mary Jane Farm magazines, the rest are gone.

Today I went through my DVDs. I thought about keeping the first season of True Blood  and getting rid of the rest but then thought against it. All five seasons are going. Do people still sell DVDs on eBay? I haven’t sold in a while but that’s about to change.

It’s hard because of the angle to see just how many there are, so to put it in perspective….all five seasons of True Blood are in one stack. The little stack of kids DVDs I am going to give to the girl who does my hair. Air Buddies, etc. are just to cute not to pass on.

Another resolution that goes with this theme is ‘learn to crochet’. I have two plastic bins of yarn. One was my own and one SB gave me this past Summer. I have the hooks, all I need now is a teacher. Either my aunt or SB will gladly do it, although lately I am against anything that involves going out in the cold. I may play on Youtube before I go to my aunts. Unless the weather takes a turn to a more reasonable temperature…

My sewing machine…the projects that have been lined up for years….the fabric….the dressform dummy. The whole altered couture thing really trips my trigger and yet….I haven’t completed a single project. I also want to add ‘mastering the pajama bottom’ to my list. People keep telling me that it is a super easy project….only time will tell.

‘Yoga’. I must make time to practice yoga. Not for weight loss or to get into shape but for pain. Specifically my hip and shoulder. I spent some time in pigeon pose this morning and it did help some. It would help a lot more if I would just do it on a regular basis.

‘Homemade pasta’. You can find an average pasta almost anywhere in the world. Cavatelli not so much…..I asked our optician at Christmas time and she agreed to teach me how to make it from scratch. I am all for moving away from this area but I can’t live without my comfort food. I will post this learning adventure picture by picture.

‘Secret’ I have a couple of secret resolutions that I am working on. It’s too soon to mention so we will see…

‘Genealogy’ I brought out my notes and organized them to the best of my ability. Do you know how hard it is to make sense of 16 year old notes? It was a little overwhelming and I did get emotional more than once today. I’m sure that has more to do with my mom than anything else. I even watched A Coal Miner’s Daughter this afternoon. The beginning of that movie is the closest I will get to a visual of a Kentucky Hollow. I am hoping that some of  my old contacts still have the same email, I have my fingers crossed that a specific one is still valid. I will be reaching out to those old contacts later tonight.

I thought about putting learning to cook Scottish food on the list but I know I am going to do that regardless. This is my first attempt at scotch eggs….

I was going to make bannocks for the girl but I didn’t have yogurt and that wasn’t a good enough reason to go out in the elements. Maybe next weekend?

I was cleaning off the kitchen table today and before I tossed the new Pier One ad into the garbage, I leafed through it. It’s a rare thing for me to like everything about a room in a catalog. I love this…..

Maybe after I go through my use it or lose it stage and I have a better idea of what I have and how I use it? It’s good to have goals…..Zia

About dragonflyzia

I am just a woman finally accepting that I was never meant to be in the box. I don't fit into any stereotypes, please don't try and label me, that doesn't work either. I am embracing my uniqueness in ways that are new and challenging to me, so that I may continue to grow and never stop learning.
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3 Responses to Use It….Or Lose It

  1. Wishing you a prosperous 2018, Happy New Year.

  2. Pingback: To Boldly Go….. | Once Upon the Wings of a Dragonfly

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