Very mixed emotions writing this today. While I really did enjoy this whole project, I can’t say that I’m not happy to have some extra free time in the near future. Some of these resolutions required little effort, but others involved time, money, and motivation that I wasn’t always ready to spare. Each week there was planning, doing, and writing. It’s mostly thanks to you guys holding me accountable that I even completed this entire thing, so thank you for that because it’s been a great year!
I crammed eight resolutions into my final week. I was focusing on Saying Nice Things for the entire seven days while also throwing in an additional resolution each day. Here’s how it went:
Wednesday: Try New Foods – I decided on this one while there was a plate of shrimp on the table for Christmas dinner. I kept trying to talk myself into trying one, but in the end, I couldn’t do it. Instead, I grabbed a piece of pot roast and a sip of coffee (two things I already know I dislike) and called it a day.
Thursday: Backup My Files – I hadn’t run a backup on my computer since the last time I drew this resolution, so I did that and backed up my WordPress files (for the new blog that’s coming once I figure out how to swap domains) as well.
Friday: Watch More Movies – I never liked the first Anchorman when I saw it, but now that there’s a sequel, Dan convinced me to watch it again so that we might be able to go see the new one. Nope, still don’t like it. We also saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty that night.
Saturday: Learn More About History – I searched Comcast OnDemand to find something from the history channel that I wanted to watch and was surprised to find that there were a lot of things! I chose “The Real Story of Christmas” and basically learned that Christmas began as a drunken mess, was actually banned for a period of time for being “too much fun”, and is based on an arbitrary date, as the day of Jesus’ birth is not known.
Sunday: Pamper Myself – I’ve been sick this week, so after a little bit of shopping, I came home and took a nice, long, hot shower. I sat in bed with a new candle, a clean blanket, warm pajamas, some treats of the chocolate variety, and a magazine. Ahhhhhh.
Monday: Take a Class – When I originally had this resolution, we tried to take a camera class, but it ended up being cancelled because of snow. We just signed up to take the same class again, so fingers crossed that summer starts in January this year!
Tuesday: Visit New Places – For Christmas I received a gift card to Legal Sea Foods, so we decided to check out their Legal C Bar for a special New Year’s Eve dinner. We went a little nuts. There were crab cakes and sushi, lobster and roasted mushrooms, and a seafood casserole. And that was only Dan’s meal because I don’t like seafood. We also had a glass of sangria each, some fried pickles, a small salad, and (my all-time favorite) macaroni & cheese. You watched the ball drop last night? That’s similar to how they had to roll us out of the restaurant and off of the curb. It was FANtastic.
So there it is. Somewhere after the first few hours, I forgot about saying nice things, so I’m not sure how much of that went on. I do remember pointing out to Dan that I said something nice about him or one of the cats, but I’m gonna guess that it probably doesn’t count if you have to point them out. Regardless, it was a week packed full of some of my favorite resolutions and favorite things.
And just like that, it’s over…
But I will be back with more fun projects, new things, and little adventures, so keep following and we will enjoy 2014 together 🙂 Happy New Year!