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I’m not really that into resolutions. I think they are kind of silly, actually. That’s why I started my new exercise plan on December 28th — so much less pressure! I’ve been pretty good, only skipped two days in the last 9. January 1st because I was just too hung over to jump around with Jillian Michaels and January 2nd because it was my last day of vacation and I really wanted to finish Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

I finished it and liked it a lot. I’ve moved on to The Half-Blood Prince, and knowing that the Half-Blood Prince isn’t who one would think is bothering me a little. (I can’t imagine that I could spoil HP for anyone, but if you don’t know who the Half-Blood Prince is and care for it to remain a secret, stop reading now.) All the clues point to Voledmort, and I don’t remember it ever being mentioned that Snape is of mixed descent. I’m confused about how he can be the head of Slytheryn House if he’s not a “pure blood.”

I am also not resolving to make anything in particular this year. I’d like to keep up with the crochet because I enjoy it. Here’s a picture of the scarf I made for my mom for Christmas. The pattern is from Red Heart, but I added a little scallop detail along the edge. The stitch is three double crochet in the same stitch followed by a slip stitch in the next stitch. The colors are actually a true dark purple and pretty dove gray. The important part is that I think she really liked it. I made a similar scarf for a friend in purple and turquoise.

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