Friday, August 17, 2012

New School Year Resolutions

I saw a list of new school year resolutions over at Cation Designs and liked the idea so much I stole it! Stealing is the most sincere form of flattery, right? So, you may know I am a teacher and will go back to work after a nice lazy summer on Tuesday.

Strangely, I tend to do more the busier I am. Let me explain. One week day this summer it was storming and flooding all over Houston. I got up about 7:30 a.m. and turned on news coverage. I checked e-mails, made coffee, found candles in case the electricity went out later on, and lost about 4 hours. I was still poking around thinking I was watching Good Morning America and Houston news updates when I realized I was watching Good Afternoon America (who knew?) and it was really 1:00 p.m. In a nut shell my days tend to get away from me when I have nowhere set to be.

I am a creature of habit, and while this summer has been awesome, I need to need to be somewhere. On a regular work week my day runs like a drill Sargent from about 5:30 a.m. when I run with the dog to 10:00 p.m. when I go to bed, and I fit a million times more stuff into the kind of day than into a lazy summer day. So, this school year here are my resolutions:

1. Sew more solids. I wear them more. And color blocking is hot now, so they don't even have to match.
2. Finish at least one quilt all the way.
3. Sew a coat. I just got an OOP Sandra Betzina pattern in the mail that I am determined to use since my favorite coat got lost somewhere in the move.
4. Sew more of the fabric I already have.
5. Sew more of the patterns I already have.
6. Sew more separates that are appropriate for chasing down children (and dogs).

There, anyone else have a fall resolutions list?


  1. Sounds like some good plans.. I need to sit down and do some fall/winter plans?

  2. I am also a teacher (but in Australia we are only 3/4 through our school year). On a typical work day I get so much more done than in holidays. Basically I think it is because there is no time to think, or procrastinate! You just move from one task to the next. Holidays, well, there is always tomorrow...good luck back at work (do you have a teaching blog at all???)

    1. Exactly! There is always tomorrow...until there isn't. :-) I don't have a teaching blog. I am just discovering those are out there.

  3. That sounds like an excellent list! I like the last item, although I chase cats ;)