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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

01 January 2011

All Hail 2011!

No New Year-- at least, not in my lifetime-- will ever top 2000, when the news reports had rolling coverage of the new "millennium" arriving in each time zone. That. Was. So. Cool.

But, hey, 2011 is pretty good, too. Not as good as 2002, though, when I was doing this:

And clearly, I don't want to spend my anniversary writing a blog post. So I'm writing this a few days in advance, so you have something to read while I'm off eating cake and toasting another year with my Prince Charming.

I made a list of goals/resolutions/whatever for 2010, and I'm afraid to go look. I'm sure it's not pretty. But the nice thing about New Year is that it always comes round again! So, some goals for 2011:

1. I'm going vegetarian again. It's not because I'm overly concerned about the fate of the animals that I eat (I'm not that kind, unfortunately), it's that I just don't like cooking meat. I discarded my veggie-eating ways when I married Chad, because I didn't think it was fair to inflict my vegetarianism on him, but he has agreed to either go along the veggie path or cook his own food, depending on how he feels and what I'm eating.

2. I'd like to learn how to make my own yogurt.

3. I've been toying with the idea of the 100 Thing Challenge for a couple of years now. Every time we move, we get rid of stuff, to the point that we don't have a lot of major stuff any longer. We do, however, have a lot of odds and ends. I'd like to cut down on the odds and ends, organize the stuff we actually need into a sensible system, and get on with our lives.

4. Reading. I will keep reading. There are a lot of new books coming out this year that I'd like to get my eyes on.

5. I have two works in progress that I want to finish, with an eye toward querying by the end of the year. I don't have a specific timeline on this yet, but stay tuned.

6. I haven't yet set mileage goals for my running and cycling. I'm mulling them over. In the meantime, I have two time goals, one major and one incidental, for the year-- 1:00:00 for the 10K (major!) and 0:30:00 for the 5K (if I can meet the first one, I ought to be able to meet the second one, too).

So, there you go. Do you have any goals/resolutions/whatever for 2011?


Carole Anne Carr said...

Happy Wedding Anniversary, hope it was a good one. Yes, I make a resolution, get a book re-published as few of that one left. Then the thought, oh, no, have to do the publicity, shall I change what I call my mind? Anyway, a very happy and healthy New Year to you both. Hugs..

Amie Kaufman said...

Happy anniversary! You've got some great goals for the year--looking forward to reading along as you attack them. All the best for 2011!

Anonymous said...

I've got a relatively easy yogurt recipe, but I think we just got it online so you can probably just google it. I'm going out to buy milk right now actually to make our next batch.

Marieke said...

Happy anniverary! And happy New Year!

a runners' life said...

Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year :)
All the best with your goals in 2011, I look forward to reading about your progress with them.

Mary Vaughn said...

Happy Anniversary and New Year! Good for you for changing your diet. I've decided to go back to veggies and fruit myself.

Su said...

Thanks, everybody! We're having a very relaxing day-- Chad has a long weekend off work, which has been nice.

Pk Hrezo said...

Hey, Su! Happy New Year! Every year I make the same resolution--not to make any resoultions. But this year my resoultion is to stay positive!

Your goals sound great and very doable. Good luck with them. 2011 is going to be great!!

Pk Hrezo said...

Oh and Happy anniversary!!!

Su said...

That's a good resolution. I actually make new goals all year long, so some of these are "recycled" from a couple of months ago, but everybody fusses about goals at New Year so I jumped on the wagon. :) And thanks!