Another New Year

I suppose I really should review last year’s Resolutions Post  before I start on this year’s.  Well.  Now I should take my own advice.#160; HA!  If only it were that easy, eh?

I have three main goals/resolutions for this year.  Some are more complex than others.

  1. Financial: At the end of this year, I would like to have only student loans and my car payment.  I’m not yet sure if that’s feasible, but it is something to work towards.
  2. Physical: Improve my health by losing weight (I have a goal of 45 pounds) and becoming more fit (I want to be able to run a mile).  I have a gym membership, I have knowledge.  I need implementation.
  3. Beauty: I resolve to take more pride in my appearance.  I usually roll out of bed, shower, and throw on some foundation and maybe lipstick.  Last week I actually put on MORE makeup for New Year’s, and I got LOTS of compliments and comments at work.  It was strange.  Maybe I’m not trying hard enough.
  4. Be nicer to my cat.  Hey, I promised!  She’s very (VERY) vocal and demanding sometimes, and usually tries to interfere when I’m at the computer.  I do NOT mistreat her, but I ignore her a little more than I ought to (at least, she thinks so).
  5. I want to do a project for me.  I’ve always wanted to kind of do a snapshot-of-the-day project, but I’m also pretty darned sure I can’t keep up with that.  So I’ll start smaller—snapshot of the week!

As progressing towards some of those goals, I went and used that gym membership today.  I’m glad my keyboard is at the height it is, because it was upper-body day, and most of my muscles in that region protesteth loudly.

Yaris Owners

2007 YarisYaris owners are strange people. Yesterday, around Appomatox, VA, I was driving home from visiting my parents and this little Bayou blue (and yeah, that’s what’s in the picture).  Toyota Yaris liftback honks lightly and pulls up next to me. I beamed and waved excitedly. It wasn’t someone hitting on me, it was a greeting between two awesome identical cars! 😀 Many of us little Yaris owners are rabidly loyal. Hey, the car is FUN, and FUEL-EFFICIENT. Um, 51 mpg highway efficient. Non hybrid.

In other news,
HAPPY 2010! May it be a fiscally stable year for you and yours. I heard that some were saying “Good riddance” to 2009; I can’t quite go that far, since that year brought me a job I really enjoy, but I’m ready for a new start. yes, I have resolutions. I will share one: to better manage my time, so that I have more energy to manage my mental and physical health. Anyone else?