I don't know how many of you get David Marks' newsletter; the recent one started out with some observations by David's wife that got a chuckle in our household........... I was pleased to hear from SWMBO that I do "pretty well on the honey-do criteria but could use some help on the others.
Thought you might enjoy a giggle as well
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Resolutions for the New Year
From a Woodworker's Wife
Somehow we all got through another Christmas and even managed to finish some of those projects we had started last summer. Hopefully many of you got those tools, books, DVDs, and gift certificates that you had been drooling over and hinting about to whoever was a candidate to give you a gift this year. And of course, we all relish the thought of beginning fresh with a new year with a new resolve. So, here is the 2007 Woodworker's New Year's Resolution List seen from the woodworker wife’s perspective:
I really will leave the woodshop and go in for dinner on the 3rd time she calls me.
I will remind myself that those mistakes are "creative opportunities" for a new design direction.
I will give up "fixing to get ready" and actually start using all of the new machinery and tools that I bought for a future project.
I will actually take seriously my woodworking "to do" list and do it. I will change some of the items on my "honey do list" to my "honey did list". (It is amazing how many points you can make with your ever suffering spouse who has been waiting…..and waiting….and really, really waiting).
I will pick a project that is an attainable challenge. I will dare to try something harder, and newer, and more adventurous.
So, here is to 2007 being a rewarding year filled with new challenges and increased satisfaction with all of your woodworking projects.