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

HOME

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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Now, HEALTH

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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HOBBY

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! :)




 Whoa!!!

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!!!

9 Comments

  1. wow, shruti, plan to 'bohot bharia he'. I wish you all the best of luck in achieving this and looking forward to seeing all your creations in 2012. Happy New Year.

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  2. Best of luck in achieving your goals. That's a lot of things to do! Blessings to you and your family. Happy New Year!!

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  3. Best of luck in achieving your goals. That's a lot of things to do! Blessings to you and your family. Happy New Year!!

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  4. Good ones Shruti :-). I'd adopt a few of them myself if only I were a wee bit more disciplined. Have a wonderful new year!

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  5. You have a lot of goals to meet, but they're all good ones! Good luck! I'd be thrilled to meet even half of them. :)

    I calendar EVERYTHING that I feel really needs to get done. I put all dates (parties, appointments, work days) on my phone's calendar so that I have it with me everywhere I go. For day to day things I want to get done, I make lists... It helps!

    I bet you'll do great! You've inspired me to expect more of myself... :)

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  6. WOW, that is an impressive list! I'd say all of us followers would benefit by copying it! The best one is your 3 quilts a month - can't wait to see them!

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  7. Lots of small achievable goals and some really challenging ones - sounds like a good mix! Good luck and Happy New Year.

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  8. And before long there will be no more milk in bottles delivered to the doorstep or sleepy rural pubs, and the countryside will be mostly shopping centers and theme parks. Forgive me. I don't mean to get upset. But you are taking my world away from me, piece by little piece, and sometimes it just pisses me off. Sorry. Flights to Dar Es Salaam
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