Anyways, the tree looks fantastic! I tried to take a photo of the entire tree, but they kept turning out like crap. The above photo is the only one that came out semi-ok. So believe me when I say the tree looks fab all wrapped up in white mini lights and in a silver tinsel garland that has holographic snowflakes dangling off of it, with beautiful and shiny orbs of bright red, silver, white, iridescent white, and clear see-through glass (yes, see-through!) in various sizes! And for a touch of pizazz we found disco ball-like ornaments in tiny silver and huge red. Yes, Brett and I are pleased as punch!
As I was sitting back and admiring our tree and the fact that the little one hasn't shown an ounce of interest in trying to attack the tree, my mind reverted back to the list of goals I've been thinking about and writing up for the past few weeks. I mentioned in my last post about how I no longer believe in keeping New Years resolutions (why utterly make them only to be disappointed a month later?) and how I prefer making goals that you can work towards. And I like the idea of making goals whenever, not just at the beginning of a new year (although it makes sense, new year = new start). Then I saw a post that really hit the spot over at Kat's blog, where she also mentioned writing up a list of goals and something called the Day Zero Project. Intrigued, I looked it up. I loved the whole idea of it and decided right on the spot that I too should get involved in this.
The jist of the Day Zero Project: make a list of 101 things you would like to accomplish in 1001 days. Simple, right? And there's no pressure in trying to get that list achieved in a year, cause you have 2 1/2 years to get it done! Brilliant! So I spent a few days writing up my list and yesterday was the start of my 1001 days. I have until September 5, 2012 to accomplish and check off everything on that list. I'm not going to go into detail about everything that's on my list cause I'm just too tired and lazy to type out all 101 things, but a few things on my to-do:
- Re-organize my sewing closet for optimal productivity and keep it tidy for a month!
- Make my own high quality vanilla extract (and actually put the vodka in the bottle, not my mouth!)
- Read 50 books (novels, knitting pattern books don't count! Or any crafting book for that matter!)
- Learn how to knit continental style
- Bake madeleine cookies with the madeleine pan that I had bought at Williams Sonoma the summer I was pregnant and have yet to use
- Quit drinking root beer
- Purchase a vacuum that actually sucks up dirt, not just moves it around
- Sketch in my sketchbook every day for 2 weeks
Ahhh...wish me luck. I have 1000 more days to go to get my 101 things done!