Well it is afternoon already and I have done zero sewing on the mystery quilt...I am not even done cutting. Still, it has already been a great day and sewing is about to begin.
We welcomed in the New Year with a fun match at Family Dog in Kent and then a walk with Jackson and his human Cindy. The fun match went great and I will probably do a post on that experience later, but I would go there again. Very worthwhile practice.
Jackson and Nim did a walk on the Soos Creek Trail. The weather today is cool, but beautiful.
Getting two dogs to stand next to each other and look the same direction for a photo is always a challenge. :) They were happy pups on their walk.
Upon reflection I have decided I don't feel the need to post any 2014 goals. :) Most days I live a decent life which is an accomplishment enough and I think we all know I need a more steady income so no need to state a goal about that one. With a steady income other currently stuck items become unstuck.
2013 goals in review (detailed post if you want really want to read them):
1. Teach Nim at least one "trick" per month - NO, however, I consistently trained and who knows, maybe it all averaged out. I am pleased with our overall training progress.
2. Rally-obedience Novice title- NO. And to make matters worse I got another NQ (Not Qualifying) run in Rally-Freestyle which I thought might be finally the obedience sport I belonged in. At least Nim still puts up with me.
3. Road-trip - NO. Of all the goals I didn't accomplish this one probably hurt me the most. I think that road trips are important resets for me.
4. Once a month try and hike/walk somewhere that is not my usual places - NO - not every month. However, in August and September especially I knocked out a lot of new trails - a couple that had been past failures.
5. Finish 2 quilts - YES. More than 2.
6. Finish 2 knitting projects - NO. The sweater keeps plugging along.
7. Enter at least one quilt show - NO. I wish I hadn't forgotten this one! I actually had at least one fun candidate for this.
8. Complete this latest stage of schooling - YES. All I can say is I survived. This one was probably a bigger deal to me than when I finished my BA.
9. Do something meaningful for me when I turn 40 in February - NO!!!! OK, that is lame. I blame school.
10. Migrate this blog to WordPress - NO. And after setting up a WordPress site for a school project I am totally fine never migrating.
I have far more NOs than YESs, but nothing I feel utter failure about, even if there is some annoyance.
For me personally, I am in a challenging stage of life that has brought for me many changes - several I wouldn't have asked for given the choice - and at the same time there was a lot of great things this year and I am grateful for that...failed goals aside. :)
Time to get sewing!