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Friday, January 06, 2023

Happy (belated) New Year 2023!

Happy 2023, somewhat belatedly. As has been the case recently, this past year has been a mixed bag.

The best thing that happened in 2022 was that DH and I took a long-delayed anniversary cruise (originally slated for 2020 and then 2021, but we all know what happened there). We've recently returned, hence the delay in the goal posting. It was a very enjoyable trip.

The worst thing that happened in 2022 was an unexpected major medical event that threw our lives into a tailspin in late summer. Fortunately we're recovering and life is mostly back to normal with some adaptations.

But onward to goals!
    Progress bar goals
  • Read 10,000 pages - I came in at 11,560 pages, so this was a success.
  • Lose 25 pounds - Surprisingly, I've gotten closer than I have in a while, losing 20 (at least, before vacation...). Not *quite* a success, but certainly on the road to victory.

  • Other goals
  • Finish Ink Circles "Blackstone Fantasy Garden" - Success! I finished this in early February.
  • Finish reading Neal Stephenson's _Baroque Cycle_ - Success! I finished this in early October.
  • Inventory my crafting supplies - Sadly, I didn't get to this.
  • Complete one yarncrafting project - Success! Actually, I finished two - one knit and one crochet..

  • Habits
  • Drink at least 1.5 litre of water a day - I've been doing pretty well with this.
  • Continue Duolingo and Lumosity daily exercises - Sadly, had some inconsistencies during late summer's difficulties, but I'm back on track.
  • Do some form of exercise daily - As above, I got off track during late summer, but have been pursuing this with renewed vigor. Our old treadmill died earlier in the year, but we've gotten a new one.
  • Make sure the dishes are done daily - I'm doing pretty well with keeping this up.

Overall, I think I actually did relatively well, all things considered. So let's look at 2023...
    Progress bar goals
  • Read 12,000 pages - Since I've been coming in over 11,000 the past couple years, I'm going to increase this.
  • Lose 25 pounds - I made a good start this year, so I want to keep this up.

  • Other goals
  • Finish one large needlework project - I have four large projects in progress, working on one each season. Ink Circles "Castle Walls", my autumn project, is likely to be the one I finish, but we'll see.
  • Finish one medium or small needlework project - I have one medium project in the works, but there are a few small ones I'd like to do. I'm leaving the particulars up in the air.
  • Inventory my crafting supplies - I need to inventory what I have, and possibly cull a bit, and didn't do that this past year.
  • Complete one yarncrafting project - Either crochet or knit. This is a good recurring goal, in much the way the reading goal is.

  • Habits
  • Drink at least 1.5 litre of water a day
  • Continue Duolingo and Lumosity daily exercises
  • Do some form of exercise daily
  • Make sure the dishes are done daily

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