My office closed early today! That would be swell if it weren't the end of the month, quarter and year and if I didn't have a great deal more work to do before the midnight hour. Closing early today meant I found a handy stopping point and brought my work home with me because everyone was leaving and I have no idea what the building alarm code is. Still, a break is in order. So, I'm doing something extremely risky and posting my New Year's resolutions. For awhile, I refused to make any, because it's so cliche and because I never kept them (largely because I usually made them while drunk - always a mistake.) But now I have some things I'd like to get done and I might as well start with everyone else, on the 1st of the year. I will keep the list short, so as to cut back on the failures I must admit on this day next year.
1. Fix my knees. I have a congenital (this means, something I was born with and does not have anything do with my genitals. Keith.) issue with my patellas. The ligaments are literally slack and won't hold them in place. I'm fine walking but when I try to run all hell breaks loose (along with my patellas). It's extremely painful. Back when I was about 15 I was told strengthening the muscles around my knees would help profoundly but I ignored that advice until today. I've gotten a complete list from my chiropractor of things I should be doing. Many of them are little moves I can do while reading or watching TV so I have no excuses. In 2009, I will make my knees stronger and maybe in 2010, I will run!
2. Make my home non-toxic. I'm working on removing the icky commercial cleansers and whatnot from the house and replacing them with homemade or earth-muffin-hippie-stuff cleaners. And I'm adding more houseplants. I have a long way to go, though. I wonder what's IN JetDry...?
3. Fix my career. I know, terribly vague for a 12-month goal but I know what I mean. You only need to know enough to ask me, judgementally, if I've gotten around to that one yet. Please hold off until at least July. There's much to be done.
That's it. If I attempt anything else I will probably hurt myself. So wish me luck and the same to you, whatever it is that you do do. Most of all, Happy New Year!!!