Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The year's winding down

If the old year were water in a bathtub, it would be swirling around the drain, and making a sucking sound.

In looking back at my goals for this year, it was hit and miss. About 70% of the goals I wrote in my journal were accomplished, but I lost site of others.

Some of the goals were too easy, and I aimed high on others. I think it's OK if you aim high.

The goals on my list for the coming year involve travel, a new book project, and more home improvements.  We also plan to get a new vehicle to replace Jilda's Volvo. Ingrid, as she calls the old beast, has over 300,000 miles on the odometer. She still runs good, but the repairs are getting more costly.

The list is still evolving, but I'll write the final list in my journal tomorrow night before the ball drops in Times Square.

I hope 2014 has been kind to you and that 2015, will be the best year yet.

Happy New Years Eve-Eve.


  1. Happy New Year to you and Jilda both!

  2. Happy New year to both of you. I am wishing for a more peaceful world next year. I know total peace is not going to happen but a little more each year would make me so happy.

  3. 70% ain't bad! I am checking my list. I know a couple I flat failed.
    Anyway Hope the New Year brings you the best, and foremost, Health.

  4. I have yet to make some new year's resolutions and I'd best get to it, only a few hours left here!
    All the best to you and Jilda Rick.

  5. You did very well to attain that much. Sometimes, life gets in the way of our goals.
    Now looking back, I've attained some super long term goals this year that I've been wanting for at least 10 years or more... I haven't worked out the percentage but I'm so thrilled to have gotten rid of all my ceramic molds and paints and supplies, has the chimney liner retrofitted and installed a new stove, removed the ugly wall faux bricks and installed a porcelain floor. There are many other little goals that I've attained also. There are still some other goals that are long term but will be dealt with hopefully this Spring and Summer.

    Happy New Year's Eve

  6. It's another blank calendar to fill!

    Happy new year and I wish you all the best.

  7. Wishing you health and happiness in 2015. Happy New Year.

  8. 2014 overall was a pretty good year some ups some downs some stressful moments some what the hell is going on moments but now it is 2015 and I am hoping for less stressful moments for me

  9. Happy New Year to You and Yours Rick, It's been a pleasure meeting you. All the best for "15"
    Did I tell you I liked your new book, Life Changes? Well, I did. Maybe your followers would like to hear what I have to say about it! http://penningwithdogbrindle.blogspot.ca/2014/12/life-changes-just-breathe-about-living.html#.VKU34cYqURY


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