Happy New Year 2007!

As my family slept peacefully, I watched Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve for the first time in several years. MrMaple and I generally perform in local First Night celebrations, but found ourselves having a quiet family night a home this year.

I apparently fell off the planet 2 years ago, because I somehow missed the news that Dick Clark had suffered a stroke. I must applaud his courage and professionalism for returning to the Rockin' Eve. It was great to see him in his element, and realize he still is "America's Oldest Teenager."

But as I lay on the sofa, watching the festivities in Times Square, and admiring our enormous Christmas Tree, I started thinking about resolutions. So here goes, in no particular order...
  1. Continue Weight Loss. If the scale at home is right, I've lost another 2 lbs. over the holidays, bringing my total to 17 pounds.
  2. Continue to strive for Family/Work Balance. This includes finding separate couple, parent and family times. I know this will be an everlasting goal - but worth mentioning here!
  3. Get on a Sleep Schedule. I sleep erratically and struggle often with insomnia. I've been known to fall asleep sitting upright at my desk at work while sitting in front of my computer.
  4. Find Time for Music. I would like to start doing something musically again - even if it is simply taking 10 minutes at work to play piano in one of the practice rooms next to my office.
  5. Organize more time with Friends. This is two part - since we also need to find some local babysitters to make this successful.
  6. Be a Better Blogger. I need to revisit my goal of a post every 3 days. And work on more thoughtful content. And read and comment on a more diverse group of blogs.
That's all I can think of at this late hour, so I guess I should really start working on these by addressing #3 above and hitting the hay.

I hope you had a lovely New Year's celebration and I wish you health, peace and happiness in 2007.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams


scribbit said...

I didn't know about the stroke either. Where have I been?

Vinny said...

You folks really have been in a cave. The realization for me on New Years was that Meat Loaf can no longer sing. It was ugly!

Great resolutions. Mine parallel yours in many ways. Funny how that is, huh?

The Contessa said...

Hey! I just found out LAST year. Someone mentioned it at my brother's house. Go figure.

Beautiful resolutions my roomie! I will help you keep them if you help me!

I am trying to find a french word that means LOEV and I really just can't. So I say it in english - I loev you!