Monday, January 4, 2010

2010: The year of resolutions

So, my dear readers, ie my husband and mama, I rarely if ever have a new years resolution. My lovely sister usually has enough for everyone, and they are crazy, like no chocolate or no cokes for the whole year.

However, last year felt a little too chaotic, and it was also full of A LOT of change. So, I'm looking for a slightly calmer year. One thing I do know is I need to be baking more. I made this yummy lemon dessert for New Years, and while it wasn't pretty it is super tasty. Then, while I was unpacking, almost the last box, I found all the equipment for creme brulee. You see my grandparents gave this to me about EIGHT years ago, and I've never made it. I'm a disgrace, I know. SO, 2010 is going to be the YEAR OF CREME BRULEE!!! And I'm sure my grandfather is smiling down from heaven since he used to tease me relentlessly about eating it. I have this cook book, and I'm going to cook them ALL. Unless of course they don't sound good. I realize this sounds a little like the Julie and Julia blog/movie, and while it was somewhat inspiring, really it was the fact that I have a torch and I've never used it.

Next, my two sisters and mom, have challenged me to get organized. We all bought this book, and there is a big prize at the end of the year for which ever of us is the Organizing Queen of the World, or at least our own world. Every week there is something new to organize and get ready. Somethings won't effect me, like when it says clean out a child's closet, or prepare for a move (done and done, here is hoping I'm NOT moving in 2010), but other things are simpler.

The third resolution is to have all Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving. I have already started. I bought my niece a very cute purple tinsel tree to have as her very own during the holidays.

Finally, my very last resolution, I got from my sister, I am not going to forget a birthday this year. I'm making a calendar book right now, and I'm buying this and this card in bulk so that I can have them on call when I need one. Also, I organized all my cards last night, and I have a whole bunch all stocked up! Hopefully, I succeed. January is a busy month!

That is all for now...wish me luck!


  1. Good luck, hun. ;)

  2. One small step with scarves, one giant leap for knitting kind!