projects 2014: november

I failed to update for September and October, but let’s have a crack at updating before the last month of the year (ZOMG! last month of the year?!?):

  1. Project 2014: Running – get back to running 15km on a regular basis.
    FAIL!: Yet another injury prevented much of anything, but in the last few days of November I’ve made a very slow return to running. Yay! In November I also dumped both the gym and the FatController – which was a big relief.

  2. Project 2014: Frugality – buy nothing unnecessary in 2014
    FAIL!: Well, I suppose one could argue that the purchases were all necessary. There were quite a lot of unanticipated expenses in the last month – we definitely need to cut back in 2015.

  3. Project 2014: Foodz – try a new recipe twice per month AND document it
    PARTIALLY ACHIEVED!: We started the 5:2 diet in September, new things were tried, documentation was (again) lacking.

  4. Project 2014: Micro-travel – Go away for (at least) FOUR weekends
    ACHIEVED!: Three of the four were in Melbourne, but hey, holidays!

  5. Project 2014: Education – Diploma of Advanced Manageressing
    FAIL!: I have an extension until November 2015. From December I REALLY need to get started on this.

  6. Project 2014: Escape – make plans for getting the heck out of SML
    FAIL!: Well there was A Reckoning and A Promotion, so I’m staying put for the next little bit.

  7. Project 2014: Try New Things – one new thing per month
    FAIL!: I’m at a bit of a loss to think of anything new that is not totally gaming the system! I did meet an imaginary internet friend completely by chance for the first time, but it is not like I really had much agency over that!

  8. Project 2014: Romance – do one couple-y/date-y thing per fortnight
    FAIL!: No dates

  9. Project 2014: Watching – watch good film and television regularly
    FAIL!: We did start watching the US version of House of Cards (thanks Bessie!) at the end of November.

  10. Project 2014: Sobriety – don’t drink too much alcohol
    FAIL!: Hahahahahaha, no. But back on the total sobriety train (with some celebratory December exceptions!)

  11. Project 2014: Reading – for every trashy book I read for teh lulz, read something proper
    PARTIALLY ACHIEVED!: So I read some things. Some of them were even published this year!
    mark henshaw: the snow kimono (conflicted about this – liked in bits, indifferent in bits) | paul daley: challenge (enjoyed – very now) | sue grafton: w is for wasted (perhaps not totally proper) (loved) | stuart littlemore: the murder book + counsel of choice + rats and mice (loved loved loved) | gillian flynn: gone girl (loathed x 23,76545374).

December? Holy!Goodness! I really need to ramp this up (and give some thought to 2015!)

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2 Responses to projects 2014: november

  1. so glad you loathed Gone Girl. I sometimes wonder where the zeitgeist is at (see also, 50 shades of blah)

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  2. carolbaby says:

    Honestly, I am surprised I managed to finish it. I am very pleased by my recently developed ability to just quit reading something if it isn’t doing it for me – so why I actually kept going is a complete mystery.

    Fortunately I’ve managed to avoid the 50 blah. Mostly I am completely out of step with the zeitgeist (oh! this reminds me of a post I was planning to write!)

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