the one that went

That time of the year again (cue: I cannot believe it went so quickly and the usual things one says at this time) where we see how I progressed with those things that I might have considered doing in 2009, but which were not resolutions in any way, shape or form:

  • I will not spend a whole year reading (and re-reading) Ngaio Marsh novels to the exclusion of all else ACHIEVED
  • Continue our experiments in cooking (this has really been working quite well) carried forward ACHIEVED
  • Continue the efforts to save lots o’ cash (has also been working quite well, except for that minor art-buying hiccough – and the new small art-buying hiccough which is about to occur next week) Well, we have some savings, but in general: FAIL
  • Keep up the gym thing (min 3 days a week) carried forward ACHIEVED
  • Leave the office at least once per day (even if only for 5 minutes) and take a mental health day every once in a while. I have taken Dishy Boss’s excellent lead and blocked out my calendar every day for lunch, because I work with the sort of morons who book meetings during lunchtime. Considering that I went batshitcrazy during the year & had to see a therapist: FAIL
  • Go on some sort of honeymoon! (or at least a faux wedding night) I guess we could consider or Melbourne visit as qualifying: ACHIEVED
  • Have more adventures, of all sorts. carried forward
  • Do not spend every evening zonked out in front of the computer and not engaging with what I am mindlessly scrolling/clicking through Oh dear – FAIL
  • Use Gertrude the macbook for more than browsing (ie refamiliarise myself with the mac os)
  • Blog moar carried forward Well, a bit. I still loathe the MacOS with the power of 1K firey suns: ACHIEVED
  • Use “splendid” and “neat” a whole lot more in conversation (and maybe even “smashing” or “keen”). “Cool” and “awesome” becoming somewhat tired, I think. carried forward Why do I always forget this one? FAIL
  • Consolidate and organise the now even more enormous itunes libraries carried forward And then the backup music drive died, so am glad I didn’t waste that effort … but, FAIL
  • Do not promise to send emails within a certain time frame because I invariably will not do so (particular apologies to Harriet and my Lesbian Lover) Sorry guys, FAIL
  • Italian lessons FAIL
  • Throw out every horrible piece of white or beige granny underwear that I own. This follows on from “and she just wore these horrible bras all the time…” (scroll down), despite buying a whole lot of new stuff, I keep reverting to the ghastly – I figure if they aren’t there, I won’t be able to wear them.ACHIEVED – multiple times. Note to self: stop buying granny undies

All in all, not too bad really. And not too bad of a year, except for the crazy bit – which in hindsight was for the best, am in a much better place as a consequence. Thanks universe!

Next up: the 2010 list.


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