I guess it is time to post my 2017 New Year’s Resolutions. I see Wendy posted her resolutions here which will have an impact on my life.
Hit the Gym Four Times a Week
Notice I didn’t say, “workout in the gym”. I joined Fit4Less because I hate myself a few weeks ago. I then got really sick which was my bodies way of saying, “DON’T JOIN THE GYM. KEEP EATING NACHOS AT 11 PM AND IT WILL ALL BE OKAY”.
I went for the first time today and did the 30 minutes workout. My arms are so tired I can barely type. The plan is to go with Wendy four times a week. The weird thing is that I get free tanning as part of my gym membership. I have not yet decided if I will tan myself orange or not.
I did go out and buy some new gym type gear for the gym. I don’t know if that makes me sad or happy.
Carry My Camera Every Day
I am always so frustrated that I don’t do this and about a week ago I was looking for something and I found a camera bag in my closet that would be ideal to use every single day. Umm, I hate being me some days. I have the perfect mirrorless camera setup for some great photos, having it with me all of the time goes a long way in getting more shots in 2017.
Use Better Pens
For my entire life, I have hated Bic pens. I don’t like Papermate pens. I like uni-ball® Vision Rollerball Pens. I always have. I always will.
I prefer them to be blue. Wendy likes black pens. I prefer blue pens. So why do I not have some of these in my go-bag? Why do I not have them in my work bag? Why do I not have one on my end tables for when I am inspired to write something down? That’s unacceptable in 2017. I will have blue uni-ball® Vision Rollerball Pens all around me at all times. If I see notes that Wendy has written and they are in blue, well we will know what happened.
Fix Our Coffee
Something went wrong in our household in 2017. Years after Wendy had learned how to make a good cup of coffee, she has somehow forsaken all of that knowledge and is making some disgusting cups over and over and over again. Even the other day, we go in an get gas and she gets me a cappuccino to go. I take a drink and I have to spit it out because it just wreaks of stale awful coffee. I go, “It’s a machine! How did you mess this up?” Well she decided to modify it and make it better so she added stale coffee to a premade drink.
Not only that but so many times she will make coffee and it will taste like soap because the travel mug or the carafe never was rinsed out properly. It’s weird, things went bad when Wendy started to drink coffee last year. I generally make coffee but teaching Wendy how to make a good cup of coffee again will take some work in 2017. Neither one of us is sure what went wrong.
Enjoy This Year
2015 and 2016 were write offs personally in many ways because my leg was so messed up. I became a hermit and really became introverted. My leg became my struggle and mine alone at times. I got up one morning early to go to Royal University Hospital for a big meeting with some doctors. Wendy was asking me where I was going and I hadn’t told her about the appointment. When we would walk out, I would grab a coffee from Starbucks and not want to talk about it.
I was so tired that I would want to take in a Saskatoon Blades or Saskatchewan Rush game, take in a concert at The Bassment or the SaskTel Jazz Festival and then not go because I was tired and because I hated being out in public like this. When I would go out with friends, often the first thing they would say to me was, “You look like —-“. Other friends would tell me afterwards how worried they were about me. So yeah, I found myself going out less and less and even doing less and less stuff with Wendy and the boys.
Part of it was that I was so tired last year. Everything was hard physically and mentally. Oh yeah this leg hurts badly. All of the time. For me the ideal day ended with me coming home from work, laying down on the sofa and sleeping until Wendy told me to go to bed. No interactions and no people. We didn’t even sit outside by the fire or have coffee on the deck last year.
So I want to enjoy 2017 more. I want to get out and experience more. I want to spend more time doing cool things with the kids. My leg is screwed. If it gets better, it could be years. I am tired of waiting for it to heal.
Up My Fan Game
I have been a long time fan of the Notre Dame FIghting Irish, Denver Broncos, Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit Pistons, Calgary Flames and as much as I regret it, the Saskatchewan Roughriders. I need to pick up some jerseys, shirts, and hats in 2017. If I am going to live and die with these teams, I should look it.