Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year, peeps!

Hope everyone out there in blog-land is hangover-free and well-rested today. Me, not so much. I'm not hungover from my New Year's Eve revelries, but I am tired. Last night Ken and I went to a friend's house (the couple we had a date with a few weeks ago) and had a low-key evening of board games and pool. That is, it was low-key until the ball dropped at midnight and we broke out the champagne. The husband, "R", and I got a little rowdy while "A" and my husband tried to reign us in. I defy you to locate a more spirited game of Uno Attack than the one we had. I slept it off pretty well, though.

After we woke up and got some food in our bellies, Ken and I shopped like people possessed. We bought discounted Christmas wrapping paper and gift bags, Christmas cards, a small Christmas tree, towels for the kitchen, and living room furniture. As in, we bought two love seats and two recliners. As in, we spent an hour-and-a-half picking out fabrics. It'll be delivered in around eight weeks. It goes without saying that I'll post pics once it arrives. I'm really pretty stoked about it.

Changing gears, here's a listing of my New Year's Resolutions:
1. Exercise every day, even if it's just for ten minutes
2. Write every day, even if it's just for a half-hour
3. Complete a first draft of a short-story every week
4. Complete a first draft of my YA book by my birthday (February 19). Yeah, yeah, this is the same frickin' book I've been workin' on for months. I know, I know.
5. Submit a story to a market each week

Yeah, they're lofty goals, but I look at it this way: meeting 50% of each of them is still working towards my ultimate goals (getting back in shape and becoming a professional writer) and if I meet 100% of all of them I'll be kicking major ass.

5 comments:

Sean M. Murphy said...

Happy yourself!

Basically the same goals that I've got. I'm veering away from the "every day" goals, if only because "every" is too absolute and bound to be broken at some point. I'm working to write 8-10 hours a week (and keeping a ledger to track it) and to get in shape and lose a little weight by running 4-5 times per week and doing sit-ups and push-ups 5-7 days a week (also tracking). By this time next year, I want to be 10 lbs lighter, more muscular, and have worked a great deal toward that mutual goal of becoming a professional writer.

Champagne next year if we make it!

Innuendo said...

You're so RAD, Kelly. Good luck with the resolutions. Mine are lame: walk the dog everyday and get back onto the diet.

It's horrible when you say the words but you know as you are saying them that you are full of shit. ;) I suck.

Maybe when I get over this cold I'll be more motivated. I really want 2007 to be better than last year.

holly said...

Wow, inspiring resolutions. A story every week? *cheers!!* Here's hoping this year is awesome for you!

Rachel Barth said...

Well, I was gonna just tell you your goals are good. But then I was distracted by sean murphy's comment! Sean, dude, I clicked on yer pix and you are quite the hot guy, FWTW.
However, I was torn between laughter and envy at the idea of only wishing to lose 10 lbs. I've already lost 18 lbs, but I have about 60 to go, oy vey. I do yoga 5 days a week and now, like sean, I've added in sit-ups. They hurt a lot, ugh.

Kelly Swails said...

Sean: I've said it before but it bears repeating. You are the Type-A God.

Innuendo and Holly: Thanks for the confidence. I'll need it!

Rachel: Congrats on the weight loss, chica! About eight years ago I lost fifty pounds. It was a struggle but I did it. Kept it off for around seven years but over the past year or so ten pounds have crept up on me. I hate feeling flabby. Here's to us losing the flab.