Resolutions? What resolutions?
What New year come to think about it. I've slipped back into real life so quickly that it's hard to think that this time last month I was a week away from work, whichever way you were looking.
So, while sparing a thought for how all those janupauseries out there will be celebrating tomorrow night, I'd thought I'd take a look at how my own resolutions are faring.
Well I haven't always done the 30km a week I promised this year, it's been hard in the ice and snow. However I've done more than usual and am finding it easier to get out of the door after work.
If you want to know my total for this year it's on the left-hand bar, down here somewhere.
Not a tough one, I grant you. The resolutions I've probably succeeded the best. I've read seven books this month, two were great - Oryx and Crake and Bringing up the Bodies, andSalmon Fishing in the Yemen and quite nice with a good ending.
The rest weren't that great, but I reckon if I can read two excellent books a month then it'll be a pretty good year.
3. Not drink on school nights
This has been ammended to "not drink on school nights if nobody comes for dinner and it's not a friend's birthday" and so included what some might call "drinking" on what could officially be named "school nights", but only to the very finicky out there, which doesn't count...much.
This has definitely been happening, although I'm not sure it can be called a success, my son has developed an alergy to stew since I got a slow cooker, and I'm the only one eating the soups Iv'e made, from the yumpcious Covent Garden soup book I got recently.
5. Say No
I've just accepted another translation for the Mali charity I did work for over the last holidays so that will be a big no to saying no. However with the situation out there they probably need the odd yes.