I'm not too big on New Year's resolutions - but I do have some goals.
As always - lose weight. I put back on some of the weight I lost last year. I want it back off. Part of that is getting out of my holiday eating habits and back to normal ones. I also need to kick up the exercise. In general, I want to be healthy - and look good.
Reduce debt. With the truck loan paid off, that amount will be going towards reducing debt and increasing savings. I also plan to use the increased take home resulting from the reduced FICA tax for the year to reduce our debt. I think we'll let A's increased take home go to savings, since his is less predictable.
Finish the sweater I started knitting for A about - ohhhh - 8 years ago. I also would like to knit more for myself. I want to knit myself an Aran sweater and a jacket. I also want to knit mittens - for someone. Don't know who, but it's something I want to tackle.
Learn to let go of the negatives in life and to anticipate them less, thereby reducing my stress. Sometimes I prepare too much for the bad things I think may happen. That causes me stress and why should I create stress for myself!
Stand up for myself when people do treat me poorly. Again, this will reduce my stress load.
Continue to take Fridays off in the summer. I loved that last year. Also, look for a weekend when A & I can go to the Cape together. My mother doesn't push things (unlike my MIL) but she mentioned that she has only seen A once since last Christmas - and that was when she spent the night with us on the way back home after having had emergency surgery down in New Jersey. It wasn't much of a visit. So, it would be nice to get out and see her - plus I just love the Cape.
Get myself to real live knitting stores more. And take a lesson in something I don't know how to do yet in knitting or want to learn to do better.