Final Resolution Update of 2009

By December 31, 2009resolutions, year in review

Well, it’s been a year. Damn, I sucked at updating the LJ this year, huh? If anyone is still out there reading, well…thanks for hanging around! Obviously, I didn’t do a great job keeping track of resolutions this year, either. My last resolution update was in February. Oh well. Here it goes anyway…

After 12 months of crappy economy, real estate slump, still driving the Space Pod, losing two expensive electronic devices, having a bunch of sweet cookouts, starting a new blog (The Coastal Chicster), going on two vacations, and indulging in a few too many designer additions to my wardrobe; here’s how I ended up with my 2009 resolutions:

Check my credit report – ACCOMPLISHEDChecked credit report, January 3.
Take my cats to the vet – FAILED
Go to the eye doctor – ACCOMPLISHEDI went to the eye doctor in May and got new glasses.
Help John pick out a puppy – ACCOMPLISHEDI convinced him he didn’t want a puppy, which is even better.
Go horseback riding – FAILED
Go ice skating – ACCOMPLISHED I went to a freestyle session at Iceland, December 3.
Go snowboarding – FAILED
Go bowling – ACCOMPLISHEDI was invited to substitute for someone one night during the ADS bowling league in June.
Put my feet in the Pacific Ocean (it’s been five years, time to do it again) – Put my feet in the Pacific Ocean, January 11.
Go surfing – ACCOMPLISHED I actually took my board out a few times this summer, and I even used my wetsuit.
Do yoga (Wii Fit yoga doesn’t count!) – ACCOMPLISHEDWent to hot yoga, December 9.
Create a second CafePress.com store – FAILED
Lose 15 pounds by my birthday – FAILED
Put new floors in my condo – FAILED
Finish painting the ceilings in my condo – FAILED
Get a ceiling fan for my living room – ACCOMPLISHED
Find a new exercise to try – ACCOMPLISHEDTried CrossFit a few times after I started working at ADS.
Hang out with The Big A – FAILED
Plan an awesome shower and bachelorette party for Kristy – ACCOMPLISHEDThe bridal shower rocked, and the bachelorette party in Atlantic City also rocked thanks to all of Kristy’s fabulous bridesmaids.
Run more – FAILED
Make a sincere effort to follow WW online (since I paid $65 for it) – FAILED
Visit Charleston, SC – FAILED
Make it through the summer without causing any serious damage to my beach cruiser – FAILEDI freaking flipped it over one night on the bike path and dented the crap out of my back fender over the summer. I cried.
Take a whole week off work…twice – ALMOST – Took a week off work, January 8-14. Took several days off in between jobs in June. Took almost a whole week off work to go to Las Vegas in December.
Save more money – ACCOMPLISHED
Print/frame/hang some of my photos in my condo – ACCOMPLISHEDI hung one of the photos I took in Beaufort, SC in my dining room.
Get a raise – ACCOMPLISHED – I got a little bit of a raise when I switched jobs.
Volunteer for something – ACCOMPLISHEDVolunteered at the Noblemen Oktoberfest, October 3. (Yes, it counts even though I was dressed up as a sexy bier frau, right?)
Write in my LJ more – FAILED
Continue working on my novel – ALMOSTI sort of worked on this one. I sort of started a new one.
Go on a vacation and a few weekend trips – Went on vacation to San Diego, January 8-13. Took three weekend trips to NJ for Kristys shower, bachelorette party and wedding in May and June. Took an overnight trip to northern Virginia to see Jimmy Buffett, September 3. Went on vacation to Las Vegas, December 12-16.
Attend a few awesome concerts/plays/performances of some sort – ACCOMPLISHED – Saw RBF and Streetlight Manifesto @ the Norva, January 18. Saw Avenue Q @ Chrysler Hall, January 29. Saw Mickey Avalon @ the Norva, May 1. Saw RBF @ the Norva again, July 18. Saw The Fray and Jack’s Mannequin @ the Amphitheater, June 14. Saw Jimmy Buffett @ Nissan Pavilion, September 3. Saw Jersey Boys @ the Palazzo Theater, December 13.
Go to a few wine tastings and make a list with J of wines we like/dislike – ACCOMPLISHEDWe tasted a bunch of wines at Laurita Winery in New Jersey, and we did make a list of wine we like/dislike – it’s on the fridge!
Cook healthy, new things for dinner and expand my recipe file – ACCOMPLISHED We made some healthy dinners, and I definitely discovered a few new recipes.
Have my Smilebook of last summer’s pictures printed – FAILED
Participate in Light the Night – FAILED
Make at least five new friends  – ACCOMPLISHED Kelley Daniels, Meagan Jones, Michelle Wiggs, Dawn West, Tania Fragomeno
Read at least two books per month – ACCOMPLISHEDI have no idea, but I am assuming I read at least 24 books this year, so I’m considering this one done.
Do more with the Chi Omega Alumnae group – FAILEDIt wasn’t my fault though. They didn’t schedule anything!
Have dinner with my grandbig – ACCOMPLISHED Had dinner with Jen at Macaroni Grill, January 20.
Have more Girls’ Nights – ACCOMPLISHED
Be e-mail pen-pals with Kerri – ACCOMPLISHED
Hang out with Hilary – FAILED
Put $75/month into my MMA until June, then up it to $100/month until December – ACCOMPLISHED
Hang out with my little cousins that live in PA – FAILED
Continue writing in the LJ for another whole year – ACCOMPLISHED – I know I didn’t really write in it much this year, but I’m here now, right?
Make a new resolution every month: – FAILED
January: Read Suze Orman’s 2009 Action PlanFinished reading Suze Orman’s 2009 Action Plan, January 29.
February: Make 100,000 Bells in Animal Crossing – Made 100,000 Bells in Animal Crossing (and then got bored and stopped playing).

Well, there you have it. 24 ACCOMPLISHED, 19 FAILED, and 1 ALMOST. I tried. I think I actually did pretty good for really not even looking at this list again after February.

Now, it’s time to party it up for another New Year’s Eve. We’re having a party at John’s house this year. We’ve got a million bottles of champagne and way too much food. I’ll be ringing in the year in my Nanette Lepore Lucky Charm Dress, in order to ensure I have a ashionable 2010. If you miss my posts, please feel free to check out my other blog, The Coastal Chicster, and I vow to make more of an effort to post more my random, sarcastically entertaining life events to the LJ during 2010. The even years are always better anyway. .

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