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2015 new year's resolutions

2015-01-02 - 9:22 a.m.

I was too excited by the black-chinned hummingbird visit yesterday to post my New Year's Resolutions, but I did start working on them. So without further ado here are this year's resolutions...

  1. I will donate, swap, or sell 100 items in 2015. The last year I did this, I think I donated/swapped/sold 400 pounds. It has been awhile but I don't think I need to be that ambitious this year. I just need to free up a little more display space for my growing sphere and polished stone collection, but I think it will help if I clear out 100 items of any size.
  2. Low impact exercise for an hour six days out of seven. I want to keep the momentum going with this one.
  3. 5 minutes with weights twice a week.
  4. Get up at 8 AM or earlier Monday-Friday except holidays and vacation. I actually did this for several years in a row but let it drop in 2014. Time to get back on track.
  5. Start a small herb and salad garden. In recent years, I've only grown satsuma, rosemary, and garlic chives, because those plants do all the work. But I'd like to do a little more this year. Let's say that I'll raise at least 6 food or herb plant species in 2015.
  6. I'd like to take two bird trips in 2015. Because I'm not getting any younger. :-)
  7. Low carb/no alcohol diet for the month of January.
  8. Write and schedule a post a month for my writer's blog and my peachfronted conure site. Edit or write a post of month for the localroger fan blog.

I made these huge feasts for New Year's Eve and Day -- roast chicken with crispy skin for NYE, braised pork loin for the day, with a huge deep dish pumpkin pie. Oh, and there was much consumption of Jack Daniel's eggnog, plus Prosecco at midnight, on NYE. So yesterday and I think for the rest of January, I think I'm going to give the alcohol a rest. With yesterday's feast, I had a sparkling apple-pomegranate juice. All very healthy, I'm sure...

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