Saturday, January 23, 2010

Resolutions future: Blame Dell

So the next day or Sunday turned into way more than a week. But this time it is not my procrastination but the hellish customer service from Dell that is the reason for the silence. Here I was with my list of resolutions all ready to type away and start to follow through, partly attempting to guilt myself into doing something about them by the fact that I write them down and because last years were a washout, and I am usually very very good about resolutions. Of course the laptop refused to cooperate. It's given us problems from the day we bought the damn Dell. The keyboard is the main accused, with keys behaving errantly and causing words to come out looking all sad and misshapen. I won't bore you with more, I already chewed a whole bunch of people's ears with my miserable life. Anyway, it seems to work now and so here are my resolutions for 20-10.

1. De-clutter: Our house regulary looks like the paper monster came and threw up his lunch all over it. There is paper everywhere and no matter what we do it seems to never come under control. Of course now we have hideous plastic toys and furry animals and spilt biscuits to add to the mess. This year I will devise a workable filing system and get rid of as much unused stuff as humanly possible.
2. I will finish my scrapbook/ photo album which has been lying on the bookshelf, filling in pictures and ticket stubs etc that hark back to 2005. I will also get on with the new scrapbook that I enthusiastically started and have somewhat abandoned.
3. Lose all the weight that having a child has added back on. This will include going back to the gym with enthusiasm by April and not eating the dregs of leftover food. And abandoning chocolate and anything Ben & Jerry's (within reason of course; a gals gotta live a little!). So 20kgs lighter (and make no mistake I will still be grossly overweight!) by 31st december 2010.
4. Lose my temper less and count to 20 before I nag. Harder to quantify but I shall try try try to not sound like a whiny old woman. And I don't want to hit 35 and look in the mirror and see a curmudgeonly wizened hag.

That's it folks. 4 resolutions in what promises to be a busy year anyway. And this year I aim to meet them all head on.


  1. If I'd been there I would SO have helped with the filing. For all my laziness & untidiness I have a GREAT filing system. And I find all my documents when I need them.
    It was born out of necessity - all the filing for hajaar visas and divorce (one not hajaar) that needed me to have my documents ready at a moments notice - not some noble intentions, though!

  2. Ah! That reminds me - I have scrapbook/photo albums to finish too.

  3. Sigh, talk about decluttering. Let me know when you devise a mechanism to beat laziness and ensuing clutter.
    My dressing table? Perpetually cluttered.