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Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Goals

I've decided to try something new this year. I've decided not to make any New Year's Resolutions, but rather New Year's Goals. There's something so final, so do-or-die about resolutions, that they become something to stress over, rather than something to help you prepare for the next year of life. 

Goals, on the other hand, are something to aim for, something to work towards. They aren't absolute- they acknowledge that sometimes you just can't do everything. And that's okay. So here are my goals for the upcoming year:

Academic Goals:
Attend a conference
Improve my Greek and Latin
Better my time management and study skills

Health and Fitness Goals:
Train for and run a 1/2 marathon (Disneyland? Never been to California)
Learn to eat better when eating out/at parties 
Start doing some cross-training besides running
Look into joining the fencing club at my school 

Knitting Goals:
3 stockings (okay- these are non-optional)
A Ravenclaw scarf for a friend
Not to knit any socks (That's one I shouldn't have a problem with)
A pair of glittens (Cut-off gloves with a fold-over top to make them mittens)
The sweater I bought yarn for last year
Start a Doctor Who Scarf (Someone stop me, please!)

Other Fibre Goals:
Finish spinning and plying my alpaca fibre
Spin something with Hazel's fibre
Learn to dye
Get a spinning wheel (Donations towards this goal are accepted ;) )

General Goals:
Keep my house both clean and organized (yes, there is a distinction- I can do clean pretty well.   
        Organized is a whole other kettle of fish)
Balance work and play
Stick to my daily Bible readings
Blog regularly (and actually get people to comment on my blog)

What are your goals and/or resolutions for next year?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Holiday Wishes (From the Tortoise and the Hare...okay, Turtle and Rabbit)

As a thank you to all of you for reading my blog (and even checking it on days I forget to post), this is a special post just for you*.

Take time to enjoy the season...

And have a Hoppy Holiday!

*No animals were harmed in the making of this post. Nor was any photoshopping involved. Really.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Symptoms of Exam Week

1. It has been so long since you did dishes that you are now eating and drinking out of coffee cups.

2. You are actually concerned about what you will do when the coffee cups run out. (and as you type this are wondering if they can properly be called "coffee cups" if they are not, in fact, being used for coffee or as cups)

3. "Study Breaks" are only for necessities such as eating and sleeping. And those are, to a degree, optional.

4. The highlight of your weekend was discovering that you had the Loeb of Plato's Gorgias and thus didn't have to go to the library to get a copy of it in Greek.

5. Your rabbit is eating better than you.

6. Your response to every inquiry is "after finals".

7. The idea of "after finals" has reached a position of religious reverence.

8. You have no idea what happened to the rest of the semester, or what you did to deserve this.

9. The idea of a 9-5 job is actually starting to have some appeal.

10. You missed your Friday blog post because you didn't realize it was Friday.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Bunny Pictures!

I had to write a paper today, and don't feel much like writing anything else. So, in the meantime, enjoy these pictures of Hazel.

P.S. I promise my blog won't be all about my bunny from here on out.

P.P.S. I posted one of these pictures on Facebook and received several questions about his actual size, and his breed. Hazel is an American Fuzzy Lop, and weighs about 4 pounds. He's on the small size of the rabbit spectrum (excluding dwarfs), but looks must bigger thanks to his long, fluffy fur.

P.P.P.S. Sorry the angles on the photos look odd. I took them with my webcam.