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Monday, December 28, 2009

Say Goodbye to 2009!

Say Hello to 2010 and New Resolutions!

Do you make resolutions? I do...well I try...okay so I don't really! I have good intentions but old habits always seem to sneak in there and completely and totally upset those "good intentions" with a vengeance! Darn old habits! I like to think positive and seriously hope that this next year will be far better than the last...it keeps me young, lol!
What are some of the "resolutions" you all have? I think my most favorite and one I try every year is "LOSE WEIGHT"! Okay now this seems to be a common one for most but ya know this year I am going in with one thought on my mind "size 14"...Now to all you size 12's and under you are probably snickering... but this is serious to us, what do that call us now...PLUS SIZE girls! It is time to be a "MINUS GIRL" enough of this plus thing....Heck I have been plusss-ing myself right into the the design shop of "Omar the Tent Maker"! I am tired of wearing pants that can hold me and six others...it is time to focus! Pass the rice cakes!

Another one of my Ol' Time favs is being more organized....yea right! That's like trying to juggle porcupines without gloves! How many true artsy people are organized? If you are, bottle it and sell it to the rest of us not so organized artists...heck you'd make a fortune! I have a sign over my work space (excuse me...My Studio...LOL) that says "CREATIVITY IS NOT PRETTY SIGHT" and I wrote at the bottom of said sign in rather large letters "AMEN TO THAT!!!!!" Of course it took me a while to find the black marker to write it since it was buried under 10 scraps of fabric and 6 pattern pieces along with a dozen or more scraps of paper! Maybe one of those "ART" magazines is looking for a rather large, disorganized somewhat sloppy woman to feature! Hey I'm your girl!

May this new year be one where we learn to embrace, encourage and respect our differences so we all can have enjoyment and prosperity! Happy New Year Everyone!


Nancy said...

Hi Pam...Well AMEN to that!!

I hope you can win the battle with Omar...10 at a time...much easier to focus on small goals.

Label, label...I will post pics of my little studio on facebook soon...maybe it will help.

Wishing you all of the very best for a successful, happy new year.
Hugs always, Nancy xoxo

WoolenSails said...

My only goal is less stress and more time to create and make things for me and for fun.


Heather said...

I am SO done with 2009!!!!

New Years Resolutions:

1. Lose Weight (yeah, me too... my goal is 40-50 pounds)

2. Get my website up and running

3. Focus on career-minded pursuits

4. Pay off all debt (yaaay student loans... this one won't happen this year... but I can at least make a dent in it)

5. Run once a day.

manuel nieto said...

que todo se te cumpla feliz 2010

april o. @ the artchics said...

I totally agree and am right there with you on the goals for 2010.
1. Loose 10lbs.
2. Get organized.
3. Website up and running.
4. Create more.
5. Be happy!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Pam, I don't usually do resolutions..cause I can't keep them..but if I did..it would be #1 lose weight..story of my life.
pay of credit cards..
make millions on my dolls..(wishful thinking).
get website up..this might be the only one that really gets done..the others will have dents..hoping to really get some weight off though..so I can start sleeping better...when are you coming up again..March? can't wait to see you again.:)have a wonderful new year..:)

Shari Kraft said...

I am so glad that 2009 is over! 2010 HAS GOT to be better! I'm with you...I'm working on the Plus thing too!

tattered 'n torn prims said...

giggle...snort....hey....you got me to thinking....I think I'll make a resolution to keep my resolutions this year!!! :O)

Happy creating!!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

I'm so with you, Pam!! I love that size 14 thing! I'll work on that one, too! Organization ~ I've done much better this year ~ and it does help create more time when I'm not looking all over the place for something!
Good luck with your goals ~ I'll keep you posted on mine! And I will be so glad to say bye bye to 2009 for so many reasons!

Shweet Sandi said...

I love reading your resolutions! I would love to add loose weight but that right now is out of the questions....my resolution to get get healthy, recover from my latest stroke and oh yes have fun with my girls and grandchildren....guess I should add my soul mate too who takes good care of me,

Carolee said...

Oh Pam, I just love reading your blog, lol....I'm right there with you on the "plus size" thing too. A 14 would be heaven, *sigh*....

As I wrote last night, no resolutions though, only wishes!

To that end, I'm wishing you and Dan a happy, healthy and amazingly creative 2010!!

~ Carolee

ridgely johnson said...

To fellow creators... we spend precious time creating treasures, not organizing our workshops! My motto is, if I can find the door, I am good to go-
As far as the plus battle, I can relate only too well as fought this for many years- have maintained a 95 # weight loss for ~ 7 years by doing TurboKick-
Happy New Year to you all- let's all have a ball creating in 2010- ridgely

kat449 said...

Happy New Year Pam...
Well sistah..my BONES are a size 14..its just the rest of me I dont know what to do with! BLEH!
I love a magnet I have on my fridge, "Im on 3 diets cuz they dont give ya enough to eat on one"....
True Dat!
Thanks for the smiles...always the smiles...its really what its all about.