NYE 2012

Having a night in.

Just noticed my new year’s resolutions from two years ago — given I’m not really in the mood to write a new set, let’s review these old ones, shall we?

  • Teach my kids chess — I did have one go at this, but didn’t push it. Should try again.
  • Try to declutter the house — This is an ongoing project. I really couldn’t say if I’ve made a huge amount of progress in the past two years.
  • Get Jeremy into his own bedroom — we finally got this done about a month ago.
  • Get all of us more exercise — yep; sometime back then I instituted a nightly walk after dinner, and except when it’s pouring with rain, we do it every night.
  • Write a computer game (even a simple one) to get more enthused again about programming — Nup, though work has had me doing more coding in the last 18 months.
  • Replace the TV with something shiny, flat, and digital — DONE! (I got this done back then, two years ago)
  • Have a more regular bedtime — kinda sorta, could do better.
  • Plan a Proper Holiday — got two in: Brisbane in 2011, Perth in 2012
  • Not let any gift vouchers expire — pretty sure I’ve achieved this since 2010
  • Have a birthday party to make up for my lack of a 40th — had a bunch of people for drinks and dinner at a pub; twas a good night

If I can’t think of new resolutions, perhaps in the next year I’ll keep going through this list.

For our family, 2012 brought both joy and sadness. Hope your 2013 brings more of the former than the latter. Happy New Year.

Some resolutions

A bit late, but some things I plan to do this year:

Teach my kids chess

Try to declutter the house

Get Jeremy into his own bedroom

Get all of us more exercise

Write a computer game (even a simple one) to get more enthused again about programming

Replace the TV with something shiny, flat, and digital — DONE!

Have a more regular bedtime

Plan a Proper Holiday

Not let any gift vouchers expire

Have a birthday party to make up for my lack of a 40th

Happy new year

Happy new year.

2010. It sounds so futuristic. At least, for a day or two.

Resolutions? I’ve got a number of goals, but the underlying theme is to get myself organised, stop being distracted by every little thing in the always-online worl… (ooh, did you see that Tweet??) and get stuff done.

Hope 2010 brings good stuff to all of you.