Monday, January 5, 2009

Adios, 2008

I’ve been a total blogging slacker lately, so if I even have any readers left: Happy New Year, guys!

I feel I’m not alone when asking the question: Where did 2008 go?

I mean, I had bronchitis (twice!), I ended the summer in the oppressive heat in Vegas and then BOOM! it was the holidays, I was drinking my weight in martinis and stuffing my face full of rugelach.

In true January-blogging fashion, I’m going to excite you with my resolutions (that I’ll never keep) for 2009.
(NOTE: I believe I’ve already broken at least one, if not two, of them.)
(DOUBLE NOTE: I tried to keep these realistic. I’m still going to make fun of people, and there’s no way I’m running a marathon.)


Exercise more patience. Actually, this can be broken up into TWO resolutions:
1. Exercise
2. Have more patience.

Be more organized. Not Sleeping-With-The-Enemy-canned-goods-and-kitchen-towels-organized. More like filing bills and receipts and not leaving them in a humongous pile on the filing cabinet. Or on the radiator. Or on the stairs.

Spend more time doing things I love. Yes, this is a selfish resolution, but one I feel need to instill. For instance, I LOVE reading. But I never have time to read. Now, I will MAKE TIME to read. (Even if it means not doing other things, like laundry or leaving the house.)

Try/create one new recipe a week. This week’s recipe: Italian Wedding Soup.

(Re)start my novel. Check!

Be a better blogger.

Get paid to write. Not work stuff. Fun stuff.


• Be OCD when it comes to locking doors and cars. (My quote of the year: "Did you beep the car?")

• Want a new kitchen.

• Procrastinate when it comes to cleaning.

• Spend too much money at the grocery store.

• Complain about work.

• Complain when jeans don't fit, then eat 5 slices of pizza.

• Leave Goodwill bags in the trunk for 4 months.

• NOT blog every day, even if I want to. (I'm trying. I promise.)

Here's to a happy and healthy 2009!


Swishy said...

I think those are all wonderful resolutions :)

Lori said...

Be careful about the reading one. As a confirmed reading addict, you've hit on the problem... in which you don't clean or leave the house. OK, maybe I wouldn't do either of those, anyway, but we'll never know, will we? And reading is a good alibi.

Andy said...

If you figure out how to get paid to write fun stuff, let me know. I only get paid to write boring stuff.

kk said...

Andy – you've got one up on me, then. I only get paid to write stuff people tell me to write.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Happy new year! May we all be somewhat successful in our resolutions!

Tasha said...

Happy New Year! I like the resolutions!