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I’ve Doubled My Numbers! September 12, 2009

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Thursday Merrie and I were talking about her upcoming trip to Istanbul and the conversation got me excited (again) about the Mediterranean cruise I’m hoping to take this summer.  I browsed through my copy of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die to find out if all our scheduled stops make the list; they do! 

While I was flipping through the book, I realized I haven’t updated my original list.   Here are my additions thanks to the London/Paris trip:

9. Windsor Castle [Windsor, England]

10. The Cotswolds [Gloucestershire, England]

11. London, England

12. Oxford University [Oxfordshire, England]

13. Bath, England

14. Stratford-upon-Avon [Warwickshire, England]

15. Warwick Castle [Warwick, England]

16. Stonehenge [Wiltshire, England]

17. Paris, France

18. Chateau de Versailles [Versailles, France]

Come Hell or High Water January 2, 2009

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I absolutely suck at keeping  New Year’s Resolutions.  I think my record for the longest I’ve managed to stay on track is….3 weeks.  Not this year.  I am committed to stick to my 2009 resolutions and have created specific plans to help stay focused.

1. Live by a budget.  This will allow me to pay off more of my credit card debt and save money for the family’s trip to London.  I have already calculated my budget for January and plan to spend 2 nights a week updating my checkbook and making sure I am within my given limits.

2. Live a more healthy lifestyle.  I plan to change my eating habits; FitWatch is going to be the main tool I use to help with this.  I also plan to exercise on a regular and schedule-driven basis.  I hope the Wii Fit and my training schedule for the Avon Walk will help with this goal.   

That’s it.  Two resolutions.  I don’t want to overdo things.  Sure I have other specific goals I’d like to accomplish, but many of them fall into those 2 broad categories.  I’m also hoping that if I stick to these 2 resolutions some of the other things I *wish* for in 2009 will fall in line and happen in the right and natural time.