I hope 2009 is a good year for everyone.
I resolved years ago never to make resolutions for the New Year, and it has worked out very well for me. It took me a long time to notice that there wasn' t much use in setting myself up for possible failure and self-loathing by mid-March.
New Year's resolutions, I suspect, only work for those enviably disciplined folks like The Oracle and my father who, ironically, are the types who don't need a new year to motivate themselves into changing a bad habit or improving their lifestyle. Nope. They can set their minds to something and be done with it.
I am too much like my mother, prone to sloth (especially when it comes to housework) and procrastinating until it's time to panic. Even now, I should be hauling my butt to the supermarket for the casserole I'm taking to a party this afternoon, but I'm sitting here blogging instead.
It's a good thing The Oracle needs a turn on the computer, or I'd sit here another half hour.