Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year's Resolutions, etc

I made three New Year's resolutions, this year.

The first was to learn to use the breadmaker I bought three years ago so that it ceases to be worthless clutter and becomes a useful addition to my kitchen. Success!! There was no instruction booklet and all the recipes included with it called for exotic ingredients.  I called a friend for a simpler recipe though and my 12 year old son figured out how the buttons worked, so we made our first loaf on Friday and my second today!! I'm happy.

The second was to learn to make candy. This is something that has always intimidated me, so I decided to conquer it. I have picked out a recipe -- toffee-- and have my tools. Next time I shop, I will buy the ingredients and go for it.

So far so good, right?

My third resolution is a bit more complicated. I developed a game a few years ago. Friends have tested it and evaluated it. I have tweaked it and the rules have been finalized for a couple of years. My resolution is to get it published this year. I had that as a resolution last year, too, and failed at it. The sticking point is the artwork. I need to find someone who can draw dragons -- good dragons. This could be difficult, but I am determined.

Well, that's the current state of my New Year's resolutions and I think I am doing pretty well in that area. But, of course, these aren't earthshattering or important things.

Our church held it's New Year's Prayer Meeting today. In a song we prayed that this would be "another year of training for holier work above." I would like it to be so. I want God to work in me to improve my heart, mind and soul and teach me to serve Him better. That's the important stuff. May God grant this prayer.

Have a blessed day!


  1. Thanks for all the fish ;-) Loved feeding them and hope I haven't overfed them.

    How about outsourcing the job of drawing the dragon. Place a fixed bid job on People per Hour or another site. I bet it doesn't need to be for loads of money and will mean you can move on with your game.

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  3. Thanks -- I had never heard of People per Hour and such. I'll have to look into that.

    I think my fish were hungry. You didn't overfeed them.

  4. I have a friend who is an artist and quite good at sketches. Not sure if he'd be interested, but let me know if you want an introduction.

  5. Thanks, Heather. That might be helpful.