New Year’s Resolutions

1. Stop procrastinating. [giggles like a fool]

2. Read more fiction — starting with Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. I picked it up about two years ago, loved every word, and inexplicably put it down several times. There’s no real reason that I can discern: it’s the size of a medium-sized music box and heavy to carry around, and its tone and milieu make it difficult to dip in and out of, but for pete’s sake. Two years. I’ve gone back to the beginning.

3. Do some form of exercise that’s not Pilates or walking. Before I moved here I was taking ballet classes for a short while, and it was awesome. When I got here I excitedly looked at other dance classes, trampolining, capoeira, and kettlebells. Then I started working every night. There must be a way around this.

4. Sleep, think, and pray more. Preferably all the time, though not all three at once.

5. Learn how to thrift shop like a big girl.

3 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions

  1. katrina says:

    great list, betty. best of luck to us both!

    i’m going to pick up “My Life in France” by julia child and continue where i left off tonight.

  2. Miriam says:

    re #5 – I just found an old typewriter in an op shop in Weston-super-Mare for £1.50. So exciting. It needs a new ribbon, but it seems to work. I was v chuffed. It is all inside a carry case with a handle, and has a key and everything.

  3. bettyscandretti says:

    I was thinking of clothes. Typewriters are very nice, though. We biffed Mrs B’s old one, didn’t we? Silly us.

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