Thursday, December 31, 2009

2010. FINALLY.

I know I mentioned a beach, a somewhat off the charts secret beach for today’s travel post.




However.

The holidays falling on Thursdays this year calls for bending the rules. Oh wait – there really are no RULES. It’s a blog, my blog actually. Since the chances of me writing two posts in two days (plus bring in the New Year with friends and family) and doing the posts right – well the odds are stacked against it.

So I’m traveling to the Land of Good Intentions today.

The Spin Cycle.



New Year’s Resolutions/Intentions/Goals

Since 2009 kicked my fucking ass big time, I have to say I am looking forward to 2010. A LOT.

Here’s my spin from last year. I would say, in terms of meeting those goals, I was more or less treading water. Meh plus one.

I have been exercising somewhat regularly. I lost 12 pounds in 2009, but that was because I could not eat for three weeks, during the bottom pit of hell of unbloggable. However, things have been getting better and I haven’t gained the weight back. My daughter has been bugging me to buy new jeans since the ones I have are all baggy. But I’m waiting another month to see how permanent this new size is. Plus, the baggy jeans are oh so comfortable.

Well, this year I think I will go with the word goal. Plus be more specific. Last year I was somewhat vague and had somewhat vague results…

Pseudo’s Goals for 2010

Continue my morning sacred routines BEFORE coffee and internet time.

Finish the memoir book I began in nanowrimo and have a completed first draft by summertime.

Live with Grace and Gratitude, no matter what is going on around me.

I could go on, but I'll keep it simple and hopefully accomplishable.

Happy New Year and wishing all of you the best in 2010. Strange how this thing called blog has changed my life and brought so many wonderful friendships into my life. I am truly grateful.

For more New Year’s spins, head on over to Sprite’s Keeper.



Last sunset photo of 2009.

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42 comments:

Brian Miller said...

happy new year pseudo! i hope it is a great year and all your dreams and resolutions come true...

sherri said...

Happy, happy, happiest of new year's to you and your family!

Beth said...

Beautiful sunset! I went back and read what you read last year and I think I'm going to borrow your resolution about not getting sucked into the negativity of others. I need to better in that arena.

You can finish that memoir! I can't wait to read it. Also, way to go with keeping the 12 lbs off - and even through the holidays. I'm glad things are looking up.

2010 is going to be your year! I can just feel it!

sitting on the mood swing at the playground said...

Happy New Year and here's to a great 2010!

only a movie said...

Happy New Year, Pseudo. I know 2010 is a welcome sight.
So happy to know you and your splendid blog.
This bloggy business certainly has enriched some lives, eh?
One of these days I'll be a Mr. Linky participant again. Ack.
xoxo
E

Jan said...

I'd love to be able to live with Grace and Gratitude, too, but I'll settle for NOT living with Murder and Mayhem.

Have a Happy New Year, my friend, and may 2010 be a much better year!

Be said...

Are you leaving me dear?

Happy New Year Pseudo! Love the pic!

Mrsbear said...

I think those are all attainable. Wishing you a peaceful and wonderfully bloggable 2010. :)

Cristin said...

Great resolutions... I'm not bothering with those next year... there are enough broken things in my life.

Happy New Year!

Kristan said...

Those seem like pretty good goals to me. And I know 2009 has been tough, but I hope you realize how (a) much you've accomplished with your writing! and (b) how much you've touched and inspired and just been a great friend to so many people. Or at least me. :)

Happy New Year! Here's to a fabulous 2010.

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

I know you've had a tough year. I try to kid myself and say I have no expectations for the new year. But let's face it; I want the book contract, the man and maybe even a fatter checkbook.
I'll settle for peace, health and some fun.
I think yours sound entirely reasonable.
Here's to a great 2010!!
xo

Heather said...

Well from the sounds of it, you are due a better year.

Good luck with the book.

Happy New Year!

starrlife said...

You are oh so clever, land of good intentions... Sending all of my meager energy out to you in a hearty Happy New Year! I'm with you... it's hopefully better than 2009! Beautiful pic there!

otin said...

What a beautiful picture to end the year!

I have enjoyed getting to know people as well. We call them blog friends or virtual friends, but when you correspond with the same people day in and day out for 365 days, that just screams regular friends to me!

Happy New Year Friend,Friend!

only a movie said...

Love what Otin said - he is so right!

Sprite's Keeper said...

I could really get on board with the sacred time before coffee and morning routine, but that damn snooze button is way too tempting! You're linked, Pseudo, here's to a new year with no whammies and more health and happiness! Happy New Year!

Amy said...

Happy New Year.
What a great list you have..

Casey said...

I'm glad your year with the hellish unbloggable event you speak of is over. 2 hours and 45 minutes in my time.

Happy New Year, Pseudo! Here's to a better year for all of us.

blueviolet said...

I wish you the most wonderful year full of bloggable events, rather than unbloggable ones. Out with the old year, out, out, out!!!

Happy New Year, my sweet friend! xoxoxo

Jocelyn said...

Gorgeous photo. And excellent job keeping the resolutions simple (yet still complex in their own way) and doable. Well done!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Happy New Year, Psuedo! Good luck with your goals. You can do it. I hope 2010 is a better year for us all.

Joanie M said...

Happy New Year Pseudo!

I hope 2010 is all good for you!

Maggie said...

Happy New Year!!

My blessings to you and your family!!

Kitty Moore said...

Happy New Year to you and your loved ones!

Kitty

Rikki said...

You survived the year - a grim celebration, but still, survival is better than the alternative.

Will your district continue with the four day week? I think of you every time I open my mouth to complain about my salary/work schedule.

I want you to know I enjoy reading your blog - every post, even if I don't comment (my husband would be floored by the very idea of me NOT HAVING SOMETHING TO SAY). You are wonderful :o)

Melissa B. said...

Rest & Relaxation top my New Year's Resolutions this year. Here's to 2010!

Carolyn...Online said...

Those are good goals for the year. I wish you the best of luck for 2010!

Christy said...

Two great goals my friend. Best of luck to you, and I really hope this year is LEAGUES better for you! Happy New Year!

Gal Friday said...

How sad is it that my "sacred morning routine" IS coffee and internet time?! :-P
A new year filled with grace and gratitude sounds like the best way to approach 2010..Happy New Year to you!
Love that last sunset shot of 2009 from your side of the world, too. :-)

lakeviewer said...

Ohhhhhh! Love your intentions. Love your comments. Love your perspective. Live on!

Jack said...

I have to agree with you about the baggy jeans... so comfy!

Happy New Year to you too! Wishing for you and yours all the best in 2010 :)

Captain Dumbass said...

I hope things turn around for you in 2010, Pseudo. Happy New Year.

My name is PJ. said...

Happy New Year, Pseudo!

Tell me, are Grace and Gratitude easy to live with at this point? They are your daughters, right? Have the hormonal swings hit?

That last shot is a lovely one!

Shadow said...

i'm not one for new year's resolutions, but girl! i like yours. especially the grace and gratitude one. i think i'm gonna keep that one at the back of my mind and see where it takes me. have the bestest of new year's dear pseudo!!! and thank you for thee 'spotlight', i am honoured!

JennyMac said...

Grace and gratitude...great daily elements. Like your resolutions. Here is to a great 2010.

Joanna Jenkins said...

"Live with Grace and Gratitude"

That is a perfect resolution Pseudo!

Wishing you and your family an EASY, happy, healthy and FUN 2010! You deserve it.

Cheers,
xo

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

I love it, Pseudo! Wishing you the BEST year in 2010 - and like blueviolet said, more bloggable vs. unbloggable! ;)

Happy New Year! :)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

I think your goals are simply fantastic...and so very reachable!!! I am inspired!!! So glad to have met you in 2009...and I'm looking forward to more "travels" together in 2010! You are a terrific friend!! ~Janine XO

thistle said...

Happy New Year Psuedo...here's hoping that 2010 is an easier one for all of us!

Amy said...

Just stopping by to say Happy SUnday..

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Best of luck with the lbs and book and all else. Stay with it.

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