Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year...

Well it a new year, full of promise and hope.  Mostly I am hoping I keepteh promises I made to myself.  I have two resolutions this year, fist to exercise more.  I have kept it simple so I stick to it, Monday and Thursday is Yoga, Tuesday and Friday is at least a half hour on my stationary bike while listening to a book on CD, Wednesday and Saturday is arm exercises with my little weights and Sunday is the dreaded sit ups.  That pretty much covers all areas, arms legs and core, so baring any health issues this year I should be able to keep that going.

My second goal for the year is to make time to read more.  I love to read but I seem to always put it off for "later" which has resulted in an overflowing library and a Kindle that is about ready to burst at its seams.  To help push this goal along I have joined the Mystery and Suspense Challenge 2011 over at the Book Chick City blog.  I have added the button at the side of my page as well so you can find it easily later.  If you would like to join the challenge just hop over to her page and check out how to sign up.  The goal of the Challenge is to read 12 book throughout the year in the Mystery/Suspense category.  You do not have to have a blog to join the challenge, plus, you can register to win a copy of The Survivor by Sean Slater from Simon and Schuster UK.  My first book for the challenge will be Deadly Reunion by Ron Handberg.  My mom went to school with the author and I have read all his books.  He is a wonderful, although not prolific, writer.  This book is the fifth book in his News Room series and takes place in Minneapolis, something I enjoy because its always nice to be able to picture where the characters are at any given time.  I will write more about this book and the series in Thursdays Media Madness, but you can always check it out for yourself at Amazon

Both of the resolutions will cost me nothing more than I have already spent which is an added bonus.  All the exercise stuff I already have, the stationary bike was moms, the hand weights I got last year at Target for an incredible price of $2.00 and the Yoga DVD I found on eBay for under $10.00, the matching book a friend gave me and the mat I have had for over 10 years (how's that for good intentions?).  As for all the books, I will admit that they are my weakness, OK, them and paper for scrap booking, but almost everyone was purchased on sale, in a thrift store, with a coupon or as a BOGO item so I do try to keep it in line.

What are your New Years resolutions?  I sure would love to hear them and also, did you keep last years promises?  I know I didn't but I had some health issues to deal with that made it hard, this year I honestly think I can stay on track.

It's 2011, have a fantastic first day!



  1. You go girl! Be sure to share when you find a good book you like. I'm thinking I might take the challenge as well.
    I think I might actually craft something this year. Not sure what or how, but that will be my New Years resolution. Oh, and blogging everyday.
    Enjoy your sit ups tomorrow.

  2. I am not doing "resolutions" I read on "I Have Cat" a better word..."refinements" I am doing "refinements" of myself and things I want to improve....I am doing "fine tuning!" There are MANY things on my agenda!

  3. Bernie thanks for the encouragement for tomorrow, I need it! Caren, I LOVE the idea of refinments!!!! That is just so much better, it sounds like I am making myself better, not fixing whats broken.

  4. I don't make resolutions, not for New Year's anyway. I just never made it a habit. When I was younger, I was a bit antiestablishment, so if everyone was making resolutions, I wasn't going to, lol.

    It wouldn't do any use to make them, anyway. I basically need to improve EVERYTHING-- the list would be too long! Ha!

    Happy New Year to you! :)

  5. Hi! Thanks for stopping by BB. What a wonderful post. Wish you the best in 2011.


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