Thursday, January 1, 2009

A new year !

Happy New Year to anyone reading this blog !! I hope that 2009 brings you all you wish for yourself and your family and that you can look back at 2008 with fond memories of the good times and try to forget the not so good times !

How many people make New Year resolutions ? I haven't made any for quite a few years now as I found that it sort of made me almost certain to break it. I feel it is a bit like 'going on a diet' - that implies that at some point you will 'come off the diet' - I try to think that I am embarking on a healthier way of eating / living more than a diet. Sometimes it works and sometimes I still land up going back to the unhealthy lifestyle and land up where I am at the moment.

Since I haven't been working, I have tried to walk more, eat less and make better food choices. I would have thought that this would have helped budge some of the excess kilos I have been carrying but to no avail. My walking last week was rather pathetic when compared to the previous week but we really didn't do much on Christmas Day or Boxing Day that could be considered exercise in any way. The good thing was that we didn't go overboard with our eating either - we just didn't do much in the way of exercise.

Throw in a cricket test between South Africa and Australia and there are another couple of days where being a bean bag spectator seemed to be the order of the day !!! We certainly seem to be very good at throwing games away !!!!! Never mind, we always knew there was going to be a period of rebuilding after MacGrath and Warne retired and, while we are close to relinquishing our No 1 position in cricket, I am sure that we will regain it sometime in the future.

I can't believe that A's two weeks of leave is finished tomorrow - we haven't done nearly as much as we thought we were going to - but the good thing is that I think he has had a really good break which is more important. Tomorrow we are taking a couple of trips to the tip to get rid of the clutter outside that really doesn't need to be there (although there is heaps more I would like to get rid of - he is a bit of a hoarder who battles to let things go if there is the remotest possibility that he may be able to use it in the future) but at least it is a start.

I had better close off for now because I need to get supper finished otherwise we are all going to be snacking the whole night - take care and look after yourselves !

Thought for the day :
Today is absolutely today
Today is not yesterday
Today is not tomorrow


M said...

I love your thought of the day.. How right it is!!

Happy New Year, to you and A & K. This is a year of massive change for all of us. The feeling in the air is that everyone is ready to move, ready to make those changes.. And I think it will be a successful year in so many ways.

I don't know whether to congratulate you on the Cricket as your post indicates a preference for Australia, but I know, deep down, you would have been jumping up and down LOL..

Time flies doesn't it. M and I did NOTHING on our list. OK we didn't end up with time alone as O had Chicken Pox, but still!!!

Have a wonderful day xx

Suzy said...

It has gone so quickly hasn't it.Happy New Year. Let's hope we all have a wonderful 2009 ;-)

rand(om) bites said...

Happy New Years wonderful and so glad you had some nice time off together. Never enough time, I agree! Cheers to a new year :-)