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New Year's resolutions by kazzzz on 26 December 2008 10:25am
I don't usually make any but this year I've decided to try and focus more on the future, meet new people and try some new activities, and leave old ghosts and dead friendships behind.

Oh and I'll prob eat a few creme eggs ;)

Anyone else got any?
Re: New Year's resolutions by tucsonmike on 26 December 2008 12:50pm
Yes, to make 2009 stand out!
Re: New Year's resolutions by canaveralgumby on 26 December 2008 2:49pm
Completely pay off 1 high balance credit card and the oldest home improvement loan that still looms. Purchase shares of 2 stocks, 3 if SpaceX makes a public offering. Not only have I resolved to do these things, but (in the immortal words of Sir Bedevere) "I have a plan..."
Re: New Year's resolutions by mrsthing on 26 December 2008 2:53pm
Yes--to get to know my middle-aged body better, and get it into a healthier condition. I can't do what I used to do to get back into shape because of arthritis and tendinitis, so it'll be interesting.


To stop interrupting people.

To find a hobby or activity that gets me out with people.

To get my house clean enough so that we can have guests over. It *is* clean enough for some, but not clean enough to suit me. I married a packrat and gave birth to one, and they're both slobs, so it's quite a project.
Re: New Year's resolutions by Lounge Trekker on 26 December 2008 8:23pm
My New Year's Resolutions:

I will hop, not walk.

I won't wash my left foot.

I won't shovel my driveway more than four feet wide.

I won't wish for a white Christmas.

I won't leave my house for weeks at a time.

I will cook my meals in one big pot and have enough for a week, eaten out of one bowl.

I will only eat frozen vegetables or those that come pre-cut and hopefully pre-washed in a cello bag.

I will watch television all day in case a programmer inadvertently schedules something good.

I won't roll my wheelchair again now that the imprint I left in the snow has been covered with fresh stuff.

I will spend the money I'm saving by not driving...on beer.

I won't use the jug beside my bed for milk anymore.

I will not be out of control at any time, rather have one open bottle of Cointreau beside my bed and one in front of the TV.

I won't crash my crutches anymore as the bruises from the last time have nearly healed.

Hobble-along Trekker
Re: New Year's resolutions by johnnythemonkey on 26 December 2008 10:10pm
Just to continue being the great guy that I am. ;)
Re: New Year's resolutions by kazzzz on 26 December 2008 10:54pm
Oh and also I need to stop neglecting my treadmill. Last night I heard it having a little sob to itself.
Re: New Year's resolutions by Ken Dunn on 26 December 2008 11:11pm
I resolve to get out of bed early on New Year's Day and do something interesting, rather than recovering from a hangover and going to the January sales.
Re: New Year's resolutions by sighthound on 27 December 2008 4:26am
Oh, Pete, I wish you all the best in achieving all your wonderful resolutions!

My New Year's Resolution for the last two years has been to educate Democratic Party politicos and liberals about the difference between "animal rights" and animal welfare and, for the first time in my life, I've followed through on my resolution. In fact, that resolution has seemed to have taken over my life. With friends, we've done a lot of education, made some headway in public understanding and stopped some very bad legislation.

My conscience, of course, will insist that I must renew that resolution but I am contemplating about adding another resolution - to reorganize my life to start up here and now the fiber arts studio I was planning to start in New Mexico. (My move to NM has been put off by the current financial nonsense.)

Have any of you had any success with multiple resolutions?
Re: New Year's resolutions by mrsthing on 27 December 2008 11:10am
It's mostly in your own willpower. I often resolve not to do but to try, so there's less chance of failure.
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