Christmas and New Year!!!

7:27 AM

We do not celebrate Christmas here, but this year it was special...

My friend was out of station for a reunion and her daughter came over to spend the day with us! We decided to bake a cake! I mean, the kids did everything, I just helped them...

And here's our very special Christmas Cake!!!

New year brings a lot of aspirations to my mind... I haven't really made that many new year resolutions and I dont think I have stuck to even one of them... But this year I have made 6 R's for the 3 H's...

Confusing is it?

First let me tell you what the 3 H's are

First is Home! Of course!!!

Second - Health! I really feel I need to look after it...

And the third is Hobby (well, only because Passion does not start with an H ;))

So what are the 6 R's - 6 Rules for each of them in the new year!!!

So here are my 6 R's for the 3 H's


1. Make bed the moment it is empty! I have already started working on that one!

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2. Do at least one load of laundry per day! So that you do not have to tackle a whole mountain of it!

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3. Clean clutter around the PC every time you get up! So that you have space to work!

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4. Put out fresh towels EVERY night before you sleep! I love the smell of fresh towels, so why not make it a rule so that you enjoy it!

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5. Clean Kitchen Sink and Wash Basins before you sleep! So that you wake up to a clean sink! Try it, it really makes your day!

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6. Learn 2 new recipes to cook every month! That'll make me a better cook and will keep DH happy too!

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1. Brush twice a day. I must confess, I'm really bad at brushing my teeth at night... I usually remember it after I'm in bed, and then I hate dragging myself to the basin to do it...

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2. Exercise for 40 mins a day - minimum. That'll help me loose some weight. For weekends - go for long walks...

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3. Do not eat oil except on weekends. You can translate that you stick to the diet plan you've made!

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4. Wake up at 6, Sleep at 10!  Get your beauty sleep, baby!

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5. Drink 10 glasses of water a day!  I do need to remind myself about that!

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6. The sixth one, I'd rather keep to myself.

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1. Make a to-do list for every month (by the 26th of the previous month) and every week (by Friday) and strike off everything at least in 1.5 weeks! My effort at getting organized.

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2. Make a minimum of 3 quilts a month. Increasing my productivity.

3. Make at least 1 small object every week. Again, increasing productivity.

4. Dedicate 2.5 hrs to sewing every day. I cannot do #2 and #3 if I do not do this.

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5. Dedicate 1.5 hrs to internet everyday. I cannot neglect you guys either, can I?

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6. Host one blog event every quarter... In the first quarter it is the ABC of Quilting... For the next I have a quilt-along planned! :)


There it is... A set of 18 rules for myself... Let us see how I do with it...

Wish me luck!!!

And wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year!!!

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