Obligatory New Year's Resolutions Post

Saturday, January 01, 2011

2011 New Year's Resolutions

1. Take better care of myself - go to bed earlier, drink more water & green tea, go to my doctor's and dentist's appointments on time, stick to a regular workout schedule and eat cleanly.

2. Get my money in order. Set up a retirement savings account. Track all spending and saving.

3. No buying any new clothes until May (!!) More on this later.

4. (Re)Learn to knit.

5. Make something every week. A new recipe, a craft, a short story...anything to get the creative juices flowing (god, I hate that term).

6. Run in a race. Actually register, get the t-shirt, show up, and cross the finish line.

7. Be more positive and learn to focus on the good, not dwell on the bad.

We rang in New Year's Eve with dinner at one of my favourite restaurants. I had veal and it made me feel like such a fantastic jackass to end the year eating a baby animal, but damn, it was good. We went for a walk and then headed home to watch a movie and play Monopoly, during which I got champagne drunk and started putting Pete's hotels in my mouth to hide them so I didn't have to pay rent. When it became obvious I was going to lose at the game I sooked and we put it away. It was a great New Year's Eve :)

Happy New Year!

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  1. Can I steal #1,4, and 6? Maybe I should add a resolution to create my own, but those would be perfect for me!

    The Auspicious Life

  2. OMG, the hotels thing during Monopoly KILLED ME. I love it.

    Happy 2011!

  3. Linda - you're welcome to them :) we can cheer each other on!

    Amy - you can't pay rent on a property that's been eaten! That was my rationale anyway.

  4. You put his hotels in your mouth? Hysterical! Great list. That is a tall order to fill. Good luck.

  5. thanks Besswess! Yup...hotels right in the ol' pie hole.

  6. Happy New Year Amy! I have some similar resolutions including making something every week (and blogging about it)...and on my list of things to do before turning 30 was to learn how to knit (30 is fast approaching and I still have lots of things to cross off that list)...anyhoo... im signing up for a beginners knitting class at The Loop- if you are interested ;)

  7. Ooh, I just might try that class out too! Thanks Jen!