Old Acquaintance


Leave all of those New Year’s resolutions posts to others. I want to look back and note what was great (or not so great) about 2005, and what I want to look forward to in 2006.

What was great about 2005:

1. Lydia seems to be thriving in her new daycare. And they don’t seem so fussy to find out that Carol and I are both off from work (as we will be on Monday) and that we’re still dropping her off, so we can do things in the house and maybe see a movie.

2. I got reconnected through friend Rocco to Fred Hembeck, which led me to blogging, which led me to get to know a number of interesting people, electronically only some of which are linked within this post.

3. Singing in church choir. I need to do this.

On the other hand:

1. I need to find more time to exercise. Dropping off Lydia at day care has cut into racquetball time.

2. I need to get back to updating a web page I was working on.

Next year, I plan to:

1. Take off at least one day per month from work on a day that Carol is at work and Lydia is in day care to reclaim some Roger time.

2. Catch up on my periodicals or toss ’em.

3. Finally, probably in the summer, get to work on thast project that somebody asked me to work on months ago.

Feel free to make your observations in the appropriate location, if you feel so inclined.

Last week, on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, I was greeting a person at church after service, and she replied. “Oh, I don’t celebrate Christmas.” I hope I can wish all of you a happy and safe New Year’s Eve without fear of offending someone’s sensibilities. (Yes, I know it’s only New Year’s Eve on some calendars…)

Thanks for all of your cogent/silly/funny remarks over the last eight months.