Friday, August 28, 2009

just checking

Friday, August 28. About 8:30 a.m.

For some reason, I started pondering the New Year's resolutions. Did I make any? I vaguely remember sitting at the mall food court with the family, slurping on ice cream cones, while we knocked a few around.

So I went digging around in the archives, and YES, I really did make some. Did you? Remember them? How's that workin' for ya??

I thought I'd do a little rehash, a little check-up, a little examination - check the pulse and all that. This is what I said I'd do this year:

Regarding my job, I wanted to add some more responsibilities (a.k.a more cash). I think I've done what I set out to do. I'd say I'm happy with my current level of hours and responsibilities, at least until the end of this year. Then we'll slurp on an ice cream cone and decide what's next.

Regarding the housewifery, I wanted to get a better handle on the food stores and whatnot, stocking the pantry with provisions in case of emergency. Uhm, maybe it's a little better stocked and better organized than it was at the beginning of the year, but could be better. B minus on that one.

Nextly, on the physical front, I wanted to run more miles this year than I ran last year. Right after I made that resolution, I was sidelined with a pesky foot injury for 3-4 months. Doesn't look that I will top the mileage from last year, BUT I'm happy with where I am NOW after my return to running, so that works for me.

I wanted to improve some friendships. Hmmmm, that's kind of vague. I should work on that some more, and be more specific.

For the Mom wars, I wanted to help the kids become more responsible and independent. I think they're doing well. And then there's that "Pay The Putzfrau" program in place. CHA-CHING!!

Magnum and I resolved to go on more dates. I think we have. Then there's those old folk's strolls we've added to our evenings. I think we get A's here.

So. Okay. I'm glad I went digging around in the archives. I'm glad I have archives to dig around in. Four more months 'til deadline!



  1. I wimped out and didn't make resolutions, but overall, I feel like I've made some pretty good improvements in my physical activity, eating habits and relationships.

    Non-commital seems to work for me.

  2. mine was to get into better shape, i was then i wasn't and hopefully i will be again soon.

    as far as friendships go, you've added me as your friend in at least one social networking site this year, link in, i think, so i would say your golden there too.
    I mean my friendship is in demand.

  3. my only goal was to get through the hysterectomy, and I think I have managed that pretty well.

    Congrats on many goals accomplished or underway for you, my dear!

  4. I had four:
    1. less
    2. craft stuff - well, the quilt still sits under the bed, but I did make a dent on the scrapbooking, and I do have full intentions of at least cross stitching an ornament for my grandmother this year. There's still time!
    3. a REAL family vacation...coming! We're snow skiing in Colorado (Winter Park) before Christmas, and we have TENTATIVE plans for next summer to take an Alaskan cruise with my grandmother!
    4. Pay off our second mortgage - gonna happen before that ski trip!

    Not too shabby. Of course, that first one is a kick in the teeth...

  5. My New Year's resolution was not to make any. And so far, I've been able to keep it.