Sunday, 8 January 2012

The first week of 2012 is already over!

Can you believe it? It's gone by so quickly and already I have completed 1/50th of my Goodreads reading challenge for 2012. Yes, you've guessed it, I've pledged to read 50 books this year. I'm very confident I'll complete it - I'm nearly 1/25th of the way through already (second book half read)! Easy. 

I do feel it's necessary to document my New Year's resolutions and also, as a goodbye to 2011, jot down my top 10 moments or discoveries of last year. The moments are just for fun and posterity but I'm wondering if I make a public declaration of what I want to change this year whether I'll stick to them more than I have in the past.

First things first - resolutions. Now, normally these annually declared good intentions last no longer than what we've already had of this year BUT this year, I am determined that I will keep at least three of the five resolutions I have made, so here they are:
  1. Eat less non-healthy food. So far, this isn't going too badly as I pre-empted this resolution and scoffed down all my Christmas chocolates before New Year's Day. Cunning. 
  2. Make this the year that we clear the loft and ebay all the stuff that's been boxed up ready to sell for the last five or so years. I really want to keep this one.
  3. Take up yoga properly - by this, I mean do it regularly once a week. I'd like to extend my new found patience to people other than Lady M and feel like yoga might lead the way to calmness and serenity. Maybe. 
  4. Start writing the journal I meant to begin when Lady M was first born. Now I have over a year's worth of stuff to remember and put into words. I have made a start on this by ordering several rather beautiful Liberty print notebooks. 
  5. This one's a biggie - lose some damned weight! This is the year for it. I know it. 
I have high hopes of keeping all of them. Except maybe the yoga one. I haven't even begun that one yet. 

Anyway, on to the moments! Ooh, it's been hard to choose and I had to restrain myself to picking only five Lady M related moments. So, here they are. Let's get the Lady M ones out of the way first as I suspect they're what every parent would list.
  1. Lady M laughing for the first time. 
  2. Lady M walking (well, running as she is wont to do most of the time).
  3. Every time Lady M dances - she is her mother's daughter, some fine moves going on. 
  4. Lady M's first taste of chocolate and cake on her first birthday - pure bliss! 
  5. Lady M giving me a proper two-armed tight cuddle for the first time - she only just managed to sneak this into 2011!
  6. Receiving a phone call from Warehouse to say I had won two weekend tickets to Reading Festival - I've never won anything in my life (except a few quid on the lottery a handful of times. Score). 
  7. Seeing My Chemical Romance. Twice. And with Brian May the second time!
  8. Finding out my sister is having a baby - now due in less than two months!!
  9. Discovering Garnier BB cream - it is truly amazing. I will be stocking up on it in case Waitrose ever run out. 
  10. Oh yeah, I suppose I'll put this one in although it's not really that big of a deal. Meeting Gerard freakin' Way. No biggie. We talked about babies and stuff. I was not at all star struck and nor did I feel ancient amongst all the fifteen year old girls.

I can only hope that this year will be just as eventful. In January 2013, I hope I'm listing 'getting an agent' as one of the moments and even 'having some people follow my blog' maybe. One should always have hope and dream big. Right? I mean, I did meet the delicious and indescribably beautiful (that one's for you Chardmeister) Gerard Way last year so anything can happen if you want it enough. And I want an agent and blog followers. Make it happen 2012!

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