Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!

Last year, I did not made any resolutions, other than I was going to read more books. Which was a resolution I did manage to keep, so kudos to me. January 1st of any year I don't start any of the promises I've made to myself. It ends up being a slothful day and this year was no exception. This was last year, January 1. Today, we lounged on the new couch, watched the Ali G marathon, ate nuts and napped. All in preparation for tomorrow. This year, I have made a list of New Year's resolutions.
1) Lose 35 lbs. Tomorrow after work, I am heading to a WW Meeting. Sarah Ferguson herself sent me a New Year's letter inviting me back. So, I'm going. How can I refuse? Besides, the $21.95/month that the WW on-line programme charges my VISA card clearly has not worked for me. I've been paying WW for a year now, and have only managed to gain another 10 lbs. I will go to the meetings. However, I will not talk about the buttery pounds melting off of me on this blog. If you really want, you can follow my progress over at Down Kitty Down!
2) I will post everyday at Down Kitty Down , mostly for my own benefit as a way to keep me in line.
3) I will spend more time with my mom. A few things have happened in the past week to make me realize that I need to make more of an effort. Firstly, Amanda, at Putting Out Fires has had a rough time over the holidays as her mom is in the hospital with a diagnosis of leukemia. Second, while my mom was away, one her friends died suddenly of a brain aneurysm. She was the same age as my mom. I already know the sadness of losing a parent, and I can't help but think that my mom is not getting any younger. I should be making the most of having a mother, even if she pisses me off at times.
4) This year I will start travelling again and will infect Greg with the travel bug.
5) Watch out for "Travel Tuesdays" on this blog. I want to scan some of my best photos now that I have a new scanner.
6) I will get my red wine consumption under control. No doubt, this will help with resolution #1.

I think these are the resolutions that I can reasonably handle. Wish me luck!

Happy 2007, and good luck with your resolutions!


Pez said...

Happy New Year, Ramona!

Best wishes with your resolutions!

atpanda said...

Moms are important even if they can be a pain at times.

A very happy New Year to you my friend.

sher said...

I think these are some of the best thought out resolutions I've read so far!! I'm so glad you're going to spend more time with your mom. I wish I had. Once a parent is gone--it's too late. Happy New Year!

Maria said...

Moms can be pains. . . so can kids. Recognizing this and still trying to make the best of a situation is admirable. I wish you the best in your endeavour. It will be worth it.

Good luck with WW. I tried the online program with no success. I have a few pounds to lose, but think I will just exercise and try it on my own for awhile. Good luck, though. I will drop in on Down, Kitty, down to read about your progress. . . up, down, or simply maintaining.