Friday, November 7, 2008
I'm not going to wait for January 1, for with the election it feels like a new year has already started. Hence here are my resolutions for 2009:
1. Work harder on the new novel instead of dipping into it desultorily.
2. See the grandchildren frequently and regularly.
3. Boost my Macbook's RAM from 1 GB to 2 GB. That way I won't have to buy a new computer in order to go faster, even if I could afford a new one, which I can't, not in this economic climate. Two GB of RAM costs less than $50, shipped.
4. Get off my ass and go out and take more photographs to feed the other blog. The exercise will be good for me.
5. Walk the dog longer each day. It'll be good for him and it'll be good for me.
6. Resume my daily hour-long workouts at the Geezer Club, starting today. (Catching a cold two weeks ago made me backslide.)
7. Fly my airplane at least an hour a week as long as I can afford it, which might not be much longer.
8. Smile and say hello to the sour neighbor up the street every time I pass by. Maybe she'll smile back sometime.
9. Read two books a week instead of just one, exercising that dusty library card.
10. Finish that Windsor armchair kit I bought last summer. It's not that difficult -- it's the careful sanding that's so time-consuming.
11. Take a course in advanced photography or American Sign Language somewhere, just to mix with other people and forestall reclusiveness.
12. Stop blogging about politics, and encourage other bloggers to follow suit.
This seems like a good start. Suggestions? What about you?