Hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year’s. It was a quiet evening at our house. Chad went to a friend’s house and spent the night there, Vince was watching football and whatever else was on TV and I was downstairs sewing. I’m not much of a drinker but I do love a glass of champagne on New Year’s but had to forego that one pleasure this year because I’m taking antibiotics for an ear infection.
Just before 11 p.m. our time, I went upstairs to watch the ball drop in NYC. Vince and I watched the coverage there and then he went to bed. I stayed up and finished the book I was reading — Sugar Queen. I liked it and ordered another one by Sarah Addison Allen, Garden Spells, but haven’t started reading that one yet (since it was 2 a.m. when I downloaded it to the Kindle). By the way, I still love my Kindle. Vince got the newer model and I’ve never even looked at it but he likes it too. Even though I could read on the Android or the iPad, I still only read on the Kindle, though I do have the Kindle app on the other devices . . just in case I ever need to do some reading on those.
About 2011 . . do you realize that we’ll just blink our eyes it seems and we’ll be celebrating New Year’s Eve again? Time passes so darned quickly! 2011 is going to be a “No Buy” year for me. The plan is no fabric, no yarn, no gadgets, nothing I don’t really need. And “need” means need! If I get my new kitchen, I’ll buy appliances but that’s kinda different. I will continue to buy books but since I download them, I don’t feel the need to stock up when I’m at the bookstore and usually order one book at a time and only order another one after that one has been read. Depending on what else is happening, I sometimes read one book per week and at other times, it’s one book per month. All in all, I think a lot of things will be different for us in 2011 and I hope by this time next year, we’ve made some big changes. Some are in the works now. Some may not happen . . but they may! It’s fun to dream and plan.
So, dear blog readers . . make 2011 count! Once it’s gone . . it’s history. Do as much in this year as you possibly can and have fun doing it!