Saturday, January 16, 2010

They tell me...

...that setting clear, achievable goals is the key to success. I had such high hopes for the Christmas/New Year's holidays. The office was closed, so I had a good 10 days in which to do a few - just a measly few - things that would clear up a lot of mental space.

1) Do all the paperwork for setting up my pension. About time, too. I filled everything in, and then got to the last part, which is the requirement for a certified copy of my passport. Where the hell does one get a certified copy of anything? The finished paperwork has been sitting on the coffee table for two weeks now.

2) Finish knitting the last design for Fyberspates. I took this everywhere with me- up to the in-laws' for Christmas, to friends' for New Year's, and I knit knit knit, risking being rude to all around me. This has just been blocked a couple of days ago, and now I'm thinking...Hmmm...maybe I should rip back and re-do the neckline?

3) Replace buttons on the two pairs of work-appropriate trousers I have, so that I can, you know, wear them to work. This, I am proud to say, I actually did. It sat until the last day before the return to work, mind you, but I did it.

So, in light of my not even managing to achieve such small goals, I'm going to forego the traditional new year's resolutions. Last year's anti-resolutions (here and here) worked pretty well, actually. Last year's only resolution, however- knitting-related- didn't get off the ground at all. Sigh.

6 comments:

Aileen said...

With the passport thing... photocopy it and then take the copy and your passport down to your local garda station. They'll stamp it and sign it. I had to do it for a load of college applications I made to Germany.

Sinéad said...

I looked at the Christmas break as a time to relax and unwind. At least that was my excuse as I, too, had lots of plans and didn't achieve one of them. Not one. So, at least you got the pension 95% done, the knitting done bar a minor adjustment and the trousers 100% done! That's a result in my book!

WorstedKnitt said...

Well done setting resolutions and actually working on them. Can't wait to see the new design!

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Woolly Stuff said...

Is certified the same as notarised? In that case, the american embassy has been the easiest, most affordable. I know. I was surprised too.

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