Happy New Year!

1 Jan

2009 began happily enough.  We had a few friends over, kids running wild, great food, and a champagne tasting contest.  For entertainment, we watched an episode of the original Star Trek (Santa brought the remastered DVD set to my kids for Christmas).  It was a fun and sane holiday.  We got to bed around 2am.  Yawn!

This morning, we watched the Rose Parade and ate fresh gingerbread with whipped cream.   Yumalicious.  We’re planning a lazy, relaxed day.  Good way to start the new year.

New Year’s is for resolutions.  Renewal.  Starting fresh.  Beginning anew.

In years past, I have set so many resolutions that accomplishing them was virtually impossible.  This year, I have one goal and one goal alone.  I want to add exercise to my life.  I have managed to change my life such that I have lost 32 lbs in the last several years (although one wonders how much of it came back in the last week or so! Ahem!).  I eat better and, being a teacher, I am no where near as sedentary as I used to be.  I’m more relaxed and really healthier than I’ve been in my life.  But, I haven’t been able to keep losing weight and I know that exercise is the key to breaking this barrier.  So, a daily walk is my starting point.

Bonus points . . . daily walks means actually getting out and seeing some birds.  Soooooo, there’s that.

So, what are your resolutions?

Oh, and I haven’t seen a bird yet today.  So, I’ll report back tomorrow on my first bird of the new year!

Also, Birdstack‘s Birds of the Winter Solstice project has posted their final results.  Go take a look at their results and maybe you can participate in the Spring Solstice project.  I was surprised how few participants they had.

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4 Responses to “Happy New Year!”

  1. Pam 1 January, 2009 at 1:45 pm #

    Happy New Year, Liza! Your New Year’s sounds like it was fun, and mmmm, Gingerbread sounds yummy. No resolutions here, I never keep them!

  2. KGMom 1 January, 2009 at 3:54 pm #

    My resolution? To not have any!
    I tried last year–I resolved several good things–they lasted until April.
    So, this year–none.
    OK–I lie–I do want to exercise more–a daily walk at least.

  3. bevson 5 January, 2009 at 3:29 am #

    I hear you. I need to routinely add exercise to my life too. But is is so hard when I have to commute 1 hour to work each way. It’s not really an excuse, I know, I’m just whining.

  4. Caroline Stafford 5 January, 2009 at 4:22 pm #

    Cool that I find you did Solstice birds on Birdstack, too. I read your blog, and notice you are a fellow ETSY fan (my daughter is an ETSY artist).
    Small world.
    Caroline in South Dakota

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