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02 January 2011 @ 02:00 pm
begin as you mean to go on  

Oddly enough, I only ever heard the phrase “begin as you mean to go on” in relation to the new year (or at all) last year, but I kinda liked it. And I have, perhaps not entirely through my own free will, begun as I’d like to go on. Less sugar, more fruit, which is a perennial … “goal” is overstating it. Vague intention. :)

Not so much with the 1K a day that’s the Necessary Goal to get RAVEN CALLS done on time. So far I’m only 1K behind…which would be more reassuring if it wasn’t, y’know, Day Two of the new year. :)

I had no revolutions for 2010, since I figured having 2 books and a baby due was plenty on my plate. I have no particular revolutions for 2011, either, although there are a number of things I’d like to achieve. Most of them, realistically, are work-oriented; odds of me getting much done that’s not work-oriented are very slim, and I accept that.

I *would* like to read more than THIRTEEN BOOKS this year, because holy jeez, talk about an all time low (agh, and now I have that song by The Wanted stuck in my head). I think I read more books than that when I was two. o.O

I would also like to take up studying Spanish and practicing the tin whistle again, but those things may require a schedule I don’t foresee having easily available to me for oh, I don’t know, about five more years. :)

Oh! I do need to start recording my miles to Rivendell again. I’m crediting myself 20 miles a week for the last 5 months of 2010, which is possibly on the shy side–I was doing over thirty when I was counting, but there were a few weeks I hardly got out of the house, so yeah. I just have to find the last number I recorded.

Taking a look at January’s Thinks To Do…

work thinks
- get the contracts out the door
- get the portfolio out the door
- 30K on RAVEN CALLS
- 2 Old Races short stories
- 1 series proposal

social thinks
- baby cinema
- toddler group (except oh. that library is not the library i thought it was. aghglh.)
- weekly hot chocolates with somebody!
- national gallery tour thing
- perhaps sunday gaming
- perhaps other gaming!

exercise thinks
- chase baby around house
- continue to get out of the house
- attempt pilates, if the $%)(*&) shower/water situation ever gets fixed
- try to make it to a couple of Deirdre’s acrobatic yoga classes
- tap class, though it’s not much bloody exercise >.<

Gosh. That all looks like an awful lot, doesn’t it? Welcome to the new year. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
Megabitchmegabitch on January 2nd, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC)
I have two, well, not resolutions as such, as I'll only break them immediately if they are, but aims and self-promises.

Number 1) Once himself and the teenager are back to work/college so I am on my own all day, I am not allowed to log into World of Warcraft until I have done a minimum time (increasing as I get used to it - because of the fibro, 5 minutes is about as much as I can manage without breaking myself right now) on the x-trainer or wii-fit;

number 2) _and_ spent either an hour collating the cookbook I am doing (I have a pile of snippets and printouts all scribbled on where I've changed the recipe so I have decided that if I collate them into a cookbook form and put it on Lulu, I can get myself a more convenient collection to store in the kitchen) or 1000 words minimum on the novel;

number 3) go through the house, one room at a time, and work out what we really don't ever use and get rid of it or pack it away in the attic to reduce the clutter.

I'm betting number 3 lasts about a month before I give up. Number 2 is another attempt to get me back into the habit of writing something every day. Number 1 is because I stopped doing this when the sciatica walloped me hard last year and I need to get back to it very slowly.
Megabitchmegabitch on January 2nd, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
Hmm... I obviously failed maths as well. That would be three, not two. Or maybe I just can't spell "two" ;)
Megabitchmegabitch on January 2nd, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
Or "three".

You know, I think I need to take a break from the computer!