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Revisiting Resolutions

Updated on February 15, 2015

A book for someone else

The newest book by Doris Catherine Plantus
The newest book by Doris Catherine Plantus

Writing Resolutions

So, how am I doing so far? Well, Doris has her book out. One goal accomplished. My ebook Escape is with the design team, to be out sometime this month. Goal two accomplished.

Writing more hubs, um, well, not so much. Working on Macy book four? Really? I have a book four. Oh, yes, I do. She seems to be lost in the shuffle right now. But, I know I'll get there.

Things Getting in the Way

Afghan made from scrap yarn for my daughter's gymnastics team.
Afghan made from scrap yarn for my daughter's gymnastics team.

I do too Many Things

I promised a couple years ago to make afghans for my daughter's high school gymnastics team. She can have eighteen girls on her team. She is not at capacity. I have been using left over yarn to make them. If you look closely, you'll see where I ran out of one color. Doesn't make the afghan any less, just makes it different.

I love crocheting. I do it while watching TV to keep myself from snacking. It relaxes me. I love putting different colors together to see what I can come up with. I've also been making dish cloths. They are quick and easy to do. Lately I have gotten into making crocodile slippers. So, while I don't get out as much in the winter, I do get things accomplished.

Dish Cloths

Just one pair with yarn left over.
Just one pair with yarn left over.

Crocodile Slippers

This pair for my granddaughter
This pair for my granddaughter

My Health

Is going to be an issue for a while. Relearning how to eat, making sure I don't miss a dose of insulin. Getting enough water. Getting exercise...not in this weather. All of these things work against me.

I have been opening my drapes first thing in the morning to get the maximum amount of sunlight. However, yesterday I found myself closing the living room drapes to keep heat in. Winds were terribly high. I kept the drapes on a side window open as long as there was daylight. While I'm not as depressed as last year, I still find the SADS (Seasonal Affective Disorder Syndrome) to be right there. Sometimes when I believe it is under control, it leaps out unexpectedly to remind me, I am not in control.

There are days when I don't want to get out of bed. For one thing it's nice and warm. I make myself get up those days. I make myself do things. I have to for my own sanity to remain intact.

But, I see progress. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

Making Resolutions Work

Make them reasonable and attainable. Winning the lottery is not attainable for the average person. Set them as goals to reach and cross them off when you do.

My two big ones for this year were getting a book out for Doris and getting my ebook out. Done. Working on Macy or any other book are always a priority. While I may joke Macy is lost somewhere, I know exactly where she is, what she is doing, and what she needs to get done. She is rarely far from my thoughts. The off-shoot books are clamoring to be written. I keep telling them as soon as this Macy book is done.

I'm working with Amazon to have Macy book one taken down, so I can reissue it. I've had sales but am not being paid for them. Another issue altogether. I'm working on it. Hope to have it resolved soon.

Getting my diabetes under control is a daily issue I take very seriously. This past month I've found myself binge eating something I've not done for years. I need to figure out why this is happening and get it under control again. It will be a daily struggle. With God's help I will win.

Moving is a dream at the moment. One I want to reach out and grab. I am doing everything in my power to get 'er done. Time, everything in it's own time.

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