Friday, August 03, 2007

Resolution Review 7

1. Read 12 novels.
My book o' June was John Irving's Until I Find You, which I had been trying (unsuccessfully) to get into for nearly two years. I started and put down that book a handful of times. Once I got into it (which didn't take as much effort as I'd put into it during my failed attempts), I really enjoyed it. I shouldn't be surprised. I love John Irving.

I'm through 9 novels in 2007. Not too shabby.

2. Find a new job or go back to school. Or, ideally, find a new job AND go back to school.
Graduate school is looking more and more like a reality. If I can get that personal statement written.

3. Go to the gym with increased frequency.
Gym: I made it to the gym 13 times in July, which isn't all the bad considering that I was in Vegas and played a awful lot of soccer. I have made 92 trips to the gym in 2007; my lofty goal is 175.
Skating: Three. Which is truly sad.
Soccer: I played 7 games in July. The holiday helped keep the games to a reasonable amount, which my old joints really appreciate.

4. Not make a weight-related resolution.
Honestly, I'd say that 98% of the time these days, I'm happy with my body. For an adult female, that seems pretty good.

5. Knit more.
This month, my excuse will be that I was afraid that my knitting needles would get confiscated at the airport.

6. Stop the incessant purchasing.
So good. Even in Vegas! My credit cards and my bank accounts thank me tremendously.

7. Visit with my grandparents more.
I saw Grandma and Grandpa twice this month. We had a really nice dinner to celebrate Meg's 21st birthday. Last weekend, we all got together for Aunt Marie's birthday - dinner at Bahama Breeze followed by Hairspray at the theater.

8. Cut back on the coffee/hazelnut cappuccino mix that I feast on allfrickingdaylong at work. It’s as bad as sipping on a soda all day.
I downed a cup of my favorite coffee/sugar sludge last week despite giving up the juice, and I was doubled over in pain a short while after. Not pleasant. But in line with my goal!

9. Become a sweet-ass juggler.
You know how I didn't have any dedicated juggling practice in June? I didn't in July, either.

10. Allow myself to trust Colin.
For the most part, Colin and I had a good month. He's finally learning a thing or two about making an emotional investment. It's refreshing and it makes me hopeful.

July’s resolution of the month: Rededicate myself to the job search
I wanted to apply for 20 jobs. I applied for three. After looking for jobs for a year and a half now with no success, I think that it is time to change directions. My resolution o' the month was obviously a resounding failure, but I think I'm on the right track.

A pinch to grow an inch: August’s resolution of the month
Floss my teeth...every day!

Every day starting today, that is. I have an appointment with my dentist on the 24th. Better late than never!

On 2007's resolutions:
The Original
Resolution Review 1
Resolution Review 2
Resolution Review 3
Resolution Review 4
Resolution Review 5
Resolution Review 6


Amy said...

I didn't dig Until I Find You, I have to say. Longwindy way of not saying much in my book. I think I need to stop reading Irving, I loved Owen Meany, but beyond that, eh, not so much.

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