Kats (wildrider) wrote,

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I think I'm too lazy to do a "Year in Review." The best thing about this year was winning that writing award, I think. That was the big one. I got a lot of nice commentary from people I reviewed, which was nice. Heard some REALLY damned fine music last year, so much I found it nearly impossible to narrow it down to ten (and having gotten John Prine's Fair and Square for Christmas, am sorry I didn't get it early enough to add to the list).

It looks like I finished my book, I thought, in January. February and March had no exciting happenings. It was in July I went to one-word subject lines in my journal. (I don't know why.) We watched all of Farscape this year and of course got hooked on House. It was on July 22 I got the "you won" announcement from the SWW folks and started considering the trip to Albuquerque, and that was just before I went to Vegas with Mom and then returned to move sillymagpie, and started re-gaining weight for the first time in three years {argh}.

I posted a lot about politics (I've been avoiding news lately, again... I was happy when the approval ratings were dropping, but God help us all, they're going up again. What is this weird hold these people have on the common folk?), I rambled about this and that, rahirah and I played through Baldur's Gate (we're working on BG II now), and in September the NY Times online cut me off of my editorial columnists (which may be when I stopped paying as much attention to what was going on out there), and I won 2nd Place in the SWW competition.

Then I discovered that 291,614 words was too long for a first novel (unless I already had connections). Oh, well. Back to the drawing board. I put the second book on hold (I hadn't gotten too far in it, but was coming up to a pivotal scene) and started making serious cuts.

And now here we are. A new year. For some reason today after we got the tree down and everything put away, I was overcome with a severe feeling of malaise, as though I'd been let down or something, and I can't explain why.

This year: Lose weight tops the list. I need to eat better and watch those calories, and get in at least three workouts a week (if not more). This will be a challenge, since of course there's a ton of food left over, because I am chronically unable to host a New Year's Party for only three. At least it's mostly cheese and crackers this time -- which are okay, provided I actually weigh the cheese and count the crackers and not just stuff them down my neck without thinking about it (I got all the leftover goose meat off the bones and ground it in the food processor and made a pretty darned good goose salad with it).

I am going to try to further de-clutter this house, too.

I don't know what other resolutions I want to make. I guess I'll take the year as it comes.

Happy New Year, y'all.
Tags: holidays, resolutions, writing
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