Monday, December 31, 2007

Ta ta 2007

I had a look at my 2007 New Year's resolutions to check whether I'm on track. Here they are:

I will pay off the new car through the sale of 46 million small shirts - not even close, in fact our bank balance would indicate we have bought another car (which we haven't).

I will send more cards (hot tip: people love cards) - IN THE MAIL.- ha! No. Not even one.

I will not make any major purchases. Well, maybe one art work, but that can be regarded as an investment in our future. - yes, we got an artwork (lets call it "retirement fund"). We also bought two computers and a shop (which is somewhat major)

I will not be so good at justifying every extravagant purchase. - um.

I will start cooking real food again. This means vegetables. Not til tomorrow though, thank god. - nup. Although I did once cook haloumi, and quite a lot of beetroot dip.

I will go to the movies at least once in the next year. - I don't think when I wrote this I meant Shrek 3, but for the sake of achieving something, lets say yes.

I will turn of Playhouse Disney by 9am. - victory! School is very good at forcing us to turn off the box earlier.

Resolutions for 2008 (utilising my favourite bullets).

  • I will not be so busy.
  • I will see more of my friends.
  • I will walk the dog every day, come hell or high water (easy to say in the middle of summer, hard to do in the middle of winter).
  • I will write a 50000 word "novel". Nobody will read it. Ever.
  • I will make a neater pile of accounts.
  • I will blog more.
  • I will try and work out how to enjoy blogging and not worry about it making me appear unprofessional. Maybe I need another blog.
  • I will earn some money, and pay off some mortgage, and then promptly use the money to
  • Go overseas for a holiday.
  • I will keep a clean house and a tidy garden.
  • I will emulate Martha Stewart in every conceivable way. In fact, I will change my name to Martha Stewart, and then I will commit some fraud or insider trading and go inside for a rest, oh, wait...
  • I will buy an excessive amount of new shoes on Ebay. My finely honed instincts tell me I am well on the way to achieving this goal.


David said...

I bought a couple of your kazoos for Miss 10 and Miss 8, visiting from Sydney. Miss 8 loves hers and plays it constantly. Everyone else hates it, and her, with a vengeance. I'm egging her on and enjoying every moment. So it was money well spent :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi there - we also bought a couple of kazoos- but the only one in the house who has learnt how to make it sound right is the three year-old. Will have to come and see you in late Jan to get a lesson.
(PS I've resolved not to buy anything for a year. Other than food, coffee and business supplies. Eek!)