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New Year's Resolutions for 2010
Thu 24-Dec-09
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Toffeeapple
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A very merry Christmat to you and Jade too, Nige.  Will you be spending the day together, or at least part of it?

I'll try that again!

Fri 25-Dec-09
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I would like to stick to a menu plan and only buy what I need and only get what's on the list

also get freezer empty before buying anymore stuff

Sun 27-Dec-09
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Well, I don't usually do the resolution thing either but there's a first time for everything. I've hit the late 20s slump and since I have realised that 30 isn't that far away I thought I'd better change a few things. The plan for this coming year is to get out of the house more for a start - I'm a total homebody and puttering around the house and garden makes me really happy, but sometimes at the expense of social contact.

Along with that, I'd like to get my body sorted out a bit. I'm transgendered and on testosterone, and also had a bout of cancer this year so my body has a lot of healing to do.

The only other real resolution i have is to do more for myself and less for other people, so I don't burn out as much. Nothing spectacular in there but I can try and see what happens 🙂

Joe

Sun 27-Dec-09
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Good luck Joe; it can be so easy to become a homebird and then realise later that you have little social contact - I have done the same myself in the past.  I eventually joined a club that allowed me to meet others with similar interests.

Sun 27-Dec-09
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Hi Joe,

I'm am right there with you. I have a big family and sometimes you are so busy doing things for others you forget you need to take care of yourself too. I just got done hosting 21 for christmas, and the next day they all decided to go up to the snow and go tubing (sledding on intertubes for the uninitiated). I decided I wasn't going and got a ration of crap for it and was told I was selfish, to which I just smiled and said "I know".

You take care of yourself, you have a long road ahead of you. I may not understand your situation, but I truly admire you making a decision and moving foward with it. In my book you are very brave!

If you can't be a shining example, be a terrible warning!

Thu 7-Jan-10
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Rae Mond
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My new year's resolutions are two:

the first is to give up smoking. so far so good on this front, didn't even crack when my blokey wrote my car off. Go me with the will power!

A minor loophole has been written in though, allowing us both (for he has signed up with me on this one, though he came much closer to cracking when he smashed my poor automobile) to enjoy cigars on special occasions. The next such occasion is only a few weeks away thankfully when I turn 25 in february.

the second is to generally be tidier/smarter at work. My boss has previously commented that my appearance at work gives the impression that I slept in my clothes (not the truth, I swear), so this shall involve going back on the oath i swore years ago to foreswear ironing except for interviews/weddings/funerals and perhaps christenings, though most of those i know who reproduce are heathens, and christenings are relatively rare.

Good luck to all those planning to be healthier. I'm thinking that combining this with the general desire people on here show for home grown home made goodness rather than shop bought processed euchness should help matters, no

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Thu 7-Jan-10
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Go Rae!  Giving up smoking will not only be benificial to your health but your bank balance will love you to!

I have no resolutions, I dont make them.  I make small "ACHIEVEABLE" goals, that keep me going.  so I give myself 3 months to do something, the reward is in the doing it in itself.  My next goal is get my leg better, walk properly.  And then in May sail around Greece.  I could properly walk before, I will do it again!Ok

Thu 7-Jan-10
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sailing round Greece sounds awesome. My mother and her new husband have a ridiculous floating Pimms palace (57.5 foot trader class motor launch is the technical term I believe) that they plan to take over to southern ireland in may, and I hope to accompany them, though I think i'd prefer a proper boat with sails and stuff. Hopefully this summer we'l invest in a small laser type sailing RIB to stick on the back.

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Thu 7-Jan-10
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Hi, Rae, and welcome. A "Pimms palace"! Lovely term that I have not heard before. I guess I am moving in the wrong circles (dinghy class Frown )

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Thu 7-Jan-10
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if it doesnt have sails I aint interested!  LOL  PBs mother and step father have a floating picnic table as we call it.  Beautiful yacht that they only ever motor anywhere on, never put the sails up.  Wouldnt ever let us put the sails up for them.

"a boat is a hole in the water in to which you throw money".

But I still want one!  LMAOOk

Thu 7-Jan-10
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i'm mostly with you SOL, but me mother and her other half aren't quite up to manhandling all that rigging. You're right about it being a hole into which they throw money though. My mind is boggled by how much the thing costs them. They were going to call it the "SKI Trader" (Spending the Kids Inheritance, ho ho) but have instead gone for the more sedate "Somerset Trader" which always makes me think it's a rent boy.  The other considerd option, given that it's moored primarily in Bristol was "Slave Trader" but that was considered a bit too provocative.

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Thu 7-Jan-10
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why does it need to have the word trader?  Boats are normally given ladies names...

Fri 8-Jan-10
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Because it's Trader class, apparently. Andrew (my mother's husband) was quite insistent, and he's the master sailor in the family (at the moment he drives an oil tanker, and has been at sea since he was 16, umty-um years ago).

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