Friday, 9 January 2009

Resolutions for 2009

My current list. Will likely change 8764096 times. I like lists.

1. Read more. And read really, really good books.

I have done well with this in the latter part of 2008, and I want to continue this through 2009. First on the list, my new Wally Lamb book (thanks Rach!!). While we were planning the wedding, I was so preoccupied with reading wedding books that I forgot all about reading a good novel. I have a lot on my list to read, and several friends at work who are on the reading bandwagon with me, so it should be a fun challenge.

2. Take more pictures.

And not just dance party pictures. Even through they're my fav.

3. Pull out my old dusty attempt at a novel.

For a really long time, I was certain that I was meant to be a writer. I still think it's in me, but in the past I was too critical of my own writing to actually get the words on paper. I need to let myself ramble out the idea, and edit later. So, we'll see if I can give it another go. Besides, you're never too old to be an author. But so far, I think I may have been too young to be one.

4. Be healthy.

I’m thinking lots of fruits and veggies. Maybe not quite so many peanut M&M’s. Or Swedish berries.

5. Be active.

Ash and I have a spring tennis date in the works. So that’s covered. Not to mention the workout I get from our eager Golden Retriever dragging me around Dundurn park.

6. Cook amazing food.

Now and then we get stuck in one of those ruts where we’re obsessed with eating Zoodles and toast. This will not change, we love our Zoods. But we used to do dinner really well. Pasta, and salad, and garlic bread. In serving dishes, at the dinner table. With a side of wine. I think I need a new cookbook.

7. Embrace vintage.

When I was a kid, my Mom and Dad took me to tons of garage sales and flea markets. At the time I used to drag my heels and whine, looking for the nearest place to get hotdogs. But, I also grew up in a house filled with old radios and books no one’s ever heard of and one of a kind wooden dressers. We have some of that. But we want more.

8. Have really good parties.

So this isn’t a new thing, we do this pretty well. But, after the flurry of parties we had through the holidays, a few things are clear. Parties are better with lots of food, and lots of champagne.

9. Look for more music.

I vaguely remember going to Chapters to buy Filter magazine. I would open it and get on the computer and listen to everything it suggested. I would use Amazon and then look at bands in the ‘People who bought this also bought…’ section. I have been really lazy with this. And I’m sick of listening to the same songs. My current music repertoire is limited to the songs I hear on Gossip Girl. It’s that bad.

10. Plan a trip.

Being in Montreal with Billy was one of the best times I've ever had. I think we're good tourists. And I think we need some new trips to look forward to.

1 comment:

  1. Hey - you used to think Swedish berries were a fruit. That's changed?

    Great list.


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