I cannot believe it is the 2nd of January, 2009. I haven't finished dealing with the 1st yet! New Year's Day went badly wrong and I have only just finished serving New Year's Day dinner a day late! It looks as though this year is going to behave like last year. 2008 came and went with warp speed. And I have to confess that when I opened the 2008 Resolutions letter that I wrote on 31 December 2007, I found I had only achieved about 25% of my goals. I am not going to beat myself up about it though. I will just try for a higher percentage this year.
So, what are my goals for 2009?
Resolution1: I must add five story books for young children to my catalogue. Two are ready to print as soon as I can mine all the pennies rattling around the innards of my sofa, and three just need tarting up a bit and they'll be ready to go - as soon as I investigate my sisters' sofas.
Resolution 2: do something about my would-be novel for 9 - 12 year old children that has been quietly doing the rounds of publishers. I have not been the most vigilant parent though. The poor book has been left pretty much to its own devices. I really, really must do better.
Resolution 3: I must learn how to design and code a website. It is the only way I am going to be able to update, amend, improve, add to or in any way tinker with my site without a king's ransom at my disposal (sofas again) or Job's patience with web folk who move at the pace of frozen treacle!
I wonder if I should stop at three resolutions..... If I leave out the world peace and the lose 2 stones in weight bits I might have a fighting chance of 100% success. I just need to make sure I invite wealthy friends for drinks on a frequent basis (it's the only explanation for the fortune I am convinced is hiding in the sofa) and get my 15 year old niece to give me web lessons for a weekly fee of large, dangly earrings and sponsored shopping trips to Primark. Sorted!
Happy New Year!