1. No more fingering-weight sweaters. Seriously. Six months of work? I've read one or two blogs where the knitter who finished Thermal claims she did it in only a month, but that sort of thing makes my head spin around three times and my face turn green. I'm thinking something with a wee bit more bulk to it next time.
2. Don't write, perform, and produce your own one-person show. Or rather, do it, but only once. It left me in proud, accomplished tears.
I should add that this is a lesson I did not learn very well, because I'm currently directing a three-person short play named "Apocalypse" for the '08 Frontera Festival that goes up January 16. This is a play which I have written and in which I also perform. What can I say? I'm a slow learner.
3. There's a reason you people up north like wool. I just returned from Nebraska, where the state has been buried under snow for over a month. "Better y'all than me," says this Texan!
4. Relationships take time. I am smitten with my fellah. I've also lost my regular workout routine, failed to maintain my regular writing routine, and I hardly ever cook. I vastly prefer talking to him on the phone or exploring Austin or watching a movie together or fill-in-the-blanks (Get your minds out of the gutter! Honestly.) to doing any of those other things... But I realized that the health of my relationship and the prettiness of my kitchen floor have an inverse relationship.
5. I have a lot to say. I failed to come remotely close to finishing my NaNoWriMo novel, but I witnessed several friends fall off the wagon during NaBloPoMo, because they had nothing to say. I was rather amazed, because, well, you can't shut me up! I might not have time to say it, but I've always got at least one thing to share. (Of course, I'd never look down on my friends for finding themselves at a loss for quippy ideas.) Eureka: I really am a writer after all.
Along the lines of #5, I could keep going for hours. But that would get a bit too personal for Monsieur de l'Internet.
I shall post about a lovely FO from this morning, when I find some daylight time for picture taking. I also have some delightful pictures from the bitter reaches of the north (stop laughing, Canadians).