Happy New Year! It’s Resolution Time

by jennifer

Happy New Year!

When the glitzy ball dropped in New York City and another slightly less glitzy ball dropped in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., I was warm and toasty at home cutting out pattern pieces for doll clothes. With my daughters tucked in as snug as two little bugs, I sat across the kitchen table from my husband, Jeff, (the guy you’ll be hearing more from on the blog this year), and rang in 2009 exactly where I wanted to be: at home.

While every New Year leads many of us to reflect on the previous year and write a new set of goals for the next, 2009 feels bigger to me. I’m expecting big professional changes this year that I believe will lead me in some wonderful new directions. Change is difficult. And uncertainty is unsettling. But both these things can lead to amazing opportunities and grand adventures, so I’m going to go where the wind blows me this year and I’m going to do my best to enjoy the mystery of it all. I’m sure I will have anxious moments along the way, but I hope those are fleeting because worrying is such a waste of time. I don’t know what’s going to happen next and that’s kind of exciting.

I do have goals and plans for 2009, but I’m not going to let the list consume me. All I know for sure is that I plan to make a record number of projects with my daughters and wear these boots as much as possible …

along with lots and lots of handmade aprons. (I don’t think I’ll ever lose the apron love.)

Thanks for reading and tuning in to the podcast. I really appreciate all of you out there in Blog Land. It’s an honor and privilege to interview talented and lovely people and share their stories with you. Really, you have no idea how much I love doing that. (I love it even more than I love aprons. Seriously, that much.)

All the best in 2009!

– Jennifer

P.S. What do want to make this year? I want to make some fun new kids’ clothes with my daughters and more fiber art.

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1 comment

Djampatuan December 14, 2015 - 6:57 am

I stand corrected on the etoclien of the judge. Okay, bad appointment. We have plenty of mandates that aren’t affordable, that’s another issue. The difference here is that when people don’t have insurance it imposes a high cost on the rest of society. People who can’t buy houses-rent. Many who can’t rent-live with family. Many receive charity given voluntarily. When someone doesn’t have insurance or reaches medicare age, they receive government sponsored health care which I am forced to pay for through the tax system. It’s expensive, if we can find a way to give everyone insurance who can’t afford it, create a means tested scale for those who can contribute some, and force people who can afford it to buy it, the price of health-care will go down for everyone. If only the rich, the old , and the sick buy insurance, then the cost of health-care goes up for everyone who pays taxes-whether they like it or not-it’s mandated. It’s called adverse selection. National health-care addresses this problem.

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