Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What's up, 2010?

Does anyone else feel like we are now living in the future? It's so futuristic that we haven't even figured out how to say it: twenty-ten, two-thousand ten, or two-thousand and ten. Personally, I have picked option B.

I have decided that two-thousand ten (see how I just made you to say it my way...) will be full of new experiences, new projects, new recipes. Here is what's ahead for me and Lovedog Ranch:

1. Chandelier project: I was given an old chandelier by my friend Erin a few months ago. It's lovely as it is, but I have had an idea for a while that I have been wanting to try out. You'll see how it goes.

2. Renew coffee table: Another friend give-away. I love refinishing old furniture, especially when it's free. There is something very cathartic about sanding. For Valentines Day one year, Justin bought me an electric sander. Isn't that romantic?! But really, that was probably one of my favorite Valentines gifts ever, second only to Valentine, my giant stuffed pig from my mom.

3. Learning to quilt: I am a grade C- seamstress. The only real training I have had was Home Ec in the 9th grade. I do what I can, but my skills will benefit greatly from a little discipline. I also loooove quilts, and the idea of reusing something old to make something new, useful, and (hopefully) beautiful.

4. Pilates: This is not so much a project as it is a lifestyle change. I get my assorted exercise via bicycling, climbing, swimming, and (not nearly enough) paddling, but a couple of these are limited by the seasons, I want to take it up a notch, and I definitely need more cardio. I took yoga a few years ago but it felt too slow for my style. I happen to be competitive to a fault, so I'm hoping pilates kicks my butt. I'll keep you posted--my first class is tonight!

5. More recipes, more cooking! I have been very unhealthy as the seasons rotated from delicious, abundant summer veggies to the blahs of the fall and winter. I have also realized that when I eat at work there's no food in my food, since our cafeteria is limited to fried foods, hamburgers, pizza, etc. You'll see me busting out some new recipes that hopefully make good leftovers for lunch.

Okay that's enough for now. See you soon!

P.S. I don't think I'm raising any eyebrows when I tell you that 2009 was a terrible year. I'm pretty sure it is a universal fact. That being said, I have hope that 2010 has some awesomeness in store for all of us. Wishing you all a happy new year. Let's make it happen.

Down with 2009, but up up ups for 2010.