Lamb Stew and it got rave reviews at our house!
Does time pass so quickly for you? Does it seem like just yesterday we were hearing about all the things that could go haywire when the year 2000 arrived? Can you believe that was 10 years ago? A whole decade has passed since then.
Any plans or resolutions for 2010? Think how quickly the years roll by and then a decade has come and gone before we know it. That’s one of the things that keeps me moving as quickly as I do — so much to do/so little time.
My challenge to you all: If there’s something you’ve been wanting to do . . make 2010 the year you do it! Just tell yourself right now that you’re going to get it done in 2010.
Two things come to mind as things I had wanted to do for so many years and did them in 2009. One was getting chickens. I had begged for chickens for so long . . at least 10 years. Vince finally agreed and we both love having them. I wish we’d had them a long time ago. They’re a bit of work but what isn’t? I believe all my blog readers know how much I love my chickens.
The second thing is making hot tamales. For years I’ve said I was going to learn to do it and never did. About this time last year, I said to myself that I was going to make tamales before the end of this year and I did. I kept asking people who might know how to make them if they would help me and couldn’t find anyone who would admit to knowing how to make them. Finally, at almost the end of the year, I just said . . you’re never going to get it done if you don’t just do it yourself . . and I did. Once I made them, they’re so easy (though a bit time consuming) to make and we love them. Absolutely love them!
Chris wrote on her blog about making artisan bread/pizza for the first time and loving it. I think they’ve bought their last storebought pizza! 🙂
What are you putting off doing . . either because you’re afraid of failure or maybe it’s just something that keeps running through the back of your head but you haven’t really grasped the idea and committed to trying it? Maybe it’s making bread, maybe it’s using the pressure cooker, maybe it’s learning to knit socks, maybe it’s learning to use Electric Quilt, maybe it’s more serious — a job change, getting finances in order, getting a 22 year old out on his own (oh . . wait . . that’s my desire!) . . no matter how large or how small, I’ll always believe that unless I first commit to myself, and then put the plan into action, too many things in life pass us by. It’s MY life and I’m going to live it to the fullest. What’s “full” for me, isn’t “full” for others. We all have to find our own way — our own way to happiness and living a fulfilled life. Don’t wish for the things others have or do. Live your own life without comparing what you do or have to anyone else.
Are you doing what you want to be doing? If your life headed in the direction you want to be headed? Are there things you’ve always wanted to do and haven’t done? What are you waiting for? Yesterday is gone, today will be gone before we know it . . please figure out how to do the things you want to do . . and do it before the end of 2010!
Please have a happy and safe New Year’s Eve and a wonderful 2010!