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I (christy) had every intention of coming up with a twisted Christmas fairy tale for this blogfest, but my blogging ball is the one I dropped while juggling tasks this week. However, please visit Romancing the Blog to click on all the links of bloggers who participated and wrote zany tales twisting holiday stories and fairy tales. The button above is clickable, for your linking convenience.
So there are nine days left in this countdown. And until Christmas. That means there are 14 days left IN THIS YEAR! yes, you're welcome. i'm sure you all had that figured out before i told you. sometimes my thoughts come out my fingers. can't be helped. Craziness. (the # of days left, not me)
#9 setting goals vs tuh not to (one of my favorite lines from cars..channelling mater)
With the new year just ahead, how many of you are ready and raring to get started on a little new year's resolution? Yeah? What is it?
No? Suit yourself.
For those of you who answered yes:
Does it involve writing?
Spending more time with a loved one?
My answers are yes, yes, and yes.
Obviously I set writing goals. You may have noticed them on the sidebar. A while back we hosted a little competition. (Now that I think of it I hope you DIDN'T notice. Because, well, just because erica and christy SET writing goals, uh, doesn't mean we necessarily KEEP them. We never finished our own half-marathon of words competition.) However, with ABNA coming up, I'd better set a daily writing goal and keep it. Pretty much I need to have my own little version of NANO in December. I've seen other bloggers with this plan, too. NADECEMNO and NAJANO. I won't even ask you to cheer me on. It doesn't help. Thanks anyway, though! (this is erica - um, christy, december is almost over. just sayin')
The number of montly miles I log running are also posted on the sidebar. I'll keep them there. I'll continue to have goals (adding a spin class weekly). Better to try than to not to, IMO. That said. Not only have I not been meeting my daily/weekly/monthly running goals, but when I DO run, I haven't even been taking the time to add them to the sidebar. So then I'm on the treadmill, music in ears, thinking, "okay, I added the three miles from last thursday, but hmm, did i run 2 miles on wednesday? or was it three on thursday? it must have been tuesday because the kids spent the morning at my parents. so, i'll need to add those two plus the 3 i'm totally going to run right now." and then i'll get off after two. and forget to add the four miles to the total, of course.
Oops. What happened to my capital letters? I've been trying to blog properly. I'm now afraid laziness on my posts will lead to laziness in my manuscript. Capitals belong at the beginning of sentences. Don't I help my students edit for these things?
soooooo very off topic.
focus: Date night. Since we had our first son, now four-soon-to-be-five *gasp*, we don't hang out regularly. We don't get out regularly either, alone or together, except for work. Date night monthly would be a super resolution to keep. Now we just need to find a babysitter.
So there you have it. christy's resolutions for the new year. how do you feel about setting goals? are they short-term or long-term goals? how successful are you at keeping them?
(i suppose adding capital letters at the beginning of sentences is another goal i should strive for...) (erica says - what? i just learned to use lowercase...)
A little Charlie Brown Christmas for you!
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