Sunday, January 08, 2006

New Year Resolutions: Progress Report

I have decided to post progress reports to keep myself accountable for my New Year Resolutions. Here is the first.

Disclaimer: I have been struggling to get my nasty cough under control, and had a couple of limp days when I spent most of my time slumped on the sofa. This is my excuse for my less than stellar progress. Still, any progress is better than none. I hope!

Faith: Morning prayer, four days out of seven; evening prayer, six days out of seven. Do you see a pattern here? I'm not good at mornings. In the evening I am getting into the habit of saying the office when I get into bed. In theory, I intend to say it in the morning before I get out of bed. In practice I'm often still in too much of a sleepy blur. I think I need to rethink this.

Family: I only managed one-on-one read alouds once, but then there were only two days when we were home in the afternoon and on the second I was coughing too much to feel like reading. I have managed to reorganise our regular schedule so that it should start to happen next week. Tevye and I haven't organised anything for this month, but we have booked a romantic weekend away for February while the girls stay with Grandma.

Fitness: Non-starter. Too much coughing.

Formation: I'm nearly half way through my first science book, an account of how a group of Cambridge scientists first split the atom in 1932. I'll review the book when I've finished. So far, so good.

Fun: No scrapbooking done at all. It would have involved moving off the sofa.

Verdict: Could do better, but considering I wasn't at my brightest and best, it could have been worse!


Angela said...

Oh Kathryn, I am impressed and inspired by your exercise in accountability! Even though you weren't feeling well, you did it! I was inspired by your first post to write down my resolutions in similar I'm inspired to do an accountability check...Thanks! And I'm glad you're feeling so well!
God bless,

Mary G said...

OOOO -- accountability for resolutions. This is great Kathryn -- and nice to know that we all don't fulfill our resolutions as well as we might.

If you don't mind, I'm going to "steal" your progress report idea -- hopefully that'll keep me honest also. My dear philosopher husband would say bad means (stealing your idea) never justify the good end (keeping my resolutions) but hey, what he doesn't know won't hurt him, eh?

I hope you're feeling better Kathryn!

The Bookworm said...

Not stealing Mary, just borrowing - and welcome! I'm trying to shame myself into sticking to my resolutions.

Still coughing, but coughing better!

meredith said...

Oh, I was in your same shoes last year, I'm afraid my cough lasted all the way through to delivery, rather interesting! I hope yours goes away quickly and just LOVE your resolutions & progress report, very inspiring!!
Warmly, Happyheartsmom