Annette's Acre

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December 31st, 2009 by Annette

Year in Review

On January 4th, I made a few goals for the year…


  • Listen to More Music
  • Play More Games
  • Work Smarter
  • Read


Unless I’ve worked on a piece since January 1, it is not considered a WIP and I’m not feeling guilty!

I’m pretty happy with my progress on all the “General” goals.

Music: I definitely increased the iPod usage, wearing out the battery in my first generation Nano and going thru a number of iTunes gift cards.  DH bought me a new red Nano (name: Rhed) for Christmas and I’ve already added new CDs along with putting on the current favorites.

Games: My DS and PSP are in use (especially with the new LittleBigPlanet on PSP that I got for Christmas) and we’ve added new PS3 and Xbox360 games to our library this year.  We all work on the Xbox360 “streak” (number of days played in a row) and hit a high of 49 days at one point this year (currently we’re at 43).

Read: I read 91 books this year.  A definite increase over 2008 (66 total).  Can I reach 100 this year? 🙂

Work: It’s been a crazy year, but I am getting better at spreading the joy around to my development team.

Stitching wise, I have 37 items on my “2009 Finish” list.  Not bad.  A mix of knit, crochet and cross-stitch and that will continue in to 2010.

As for the “Five WIPs at a Time” plan?  Not quite as successful.  In fact, I quit keeping track pretty early in the year.  I did have a couple of big finishes this year and a new ornament is on the tree, so I’m pleased overall.

I’m definitely sticking with the “No Guilt” approach 😉

Tomorrow – 2010 goals/plans 🙂


2 Responses to “Year in Review”
  1. Ok, I like your concept about if I haven’t worked on since Jan 1, it’s not a WIP. I am so adopting that philosophy! LOL I need to move some things off my WIP list onto a UFO list instead and then create a plan to gradually start getting some of them finished.

  2. Happy New Year, Annette!