Saturday, January 17, 2009

37inches of TV...

I had been looking to buy a new TV since Christmas and had been looking around at lots of good deals out there but could never really pluck up the courage to just go and buy one! I had spotted one at a good price in a local electrical retailer and had been in to look at it on 3 separate occasions this week! They only had one left, so this morning i just decided to put it off no longer and if it was still in the shop i would buy it - it was and i did! Im delighted with the results and reckon it will definitely help with New Year's Resolution number 12 although probably not with number 14!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Apathetic new year...

I hardly slept a wink last night as i start back to work today after the Christmas break. It's a nervousness that always comes over me before resuming work after a significant break. Ive done a fairly good job of not thinking about work at all for the last 2 weeks and now i have to re-engage into work mode and panic sets in as i think of the many things that need to get done!

I hadn't set any New Year's Resolutions as i was somewhat apathetic about the whole thing but as i lay awake last night i resolved to do a variety of things in 2009. Here goes:
  1. I want to know Jesus better, to love him more and to be changed as a result this year.
  2. I want to read the Bible more and establish a more regular discipline. As such, i was recommended a new book to aid me on this journey called 'Search the Scriptures'.
  3. I want to re-develop my regular discipline of prayer and reflection on a Wednesday morning. This had lapsed over the last term and i missed it.
  4. I want to feel fitter and stronger and so will continue to go to the gym and spinning.
  5. I want to read more and will aim for 15 books this year.
  6. I want to say 'yes' more often. Inspired by Danny Wallace and Jim Carey!
  7. I want to be able to pass myself at golf! I got a set of clubs and a lesson for Christmas so would like to improve so i don't embarrass myself!
  8. I would like to have a girlfriend next Christmas & New Year!
  9. I would like to blog more (as i have been apathetic about this too) and will aim for 50 blogs this year!
  10. I would like to carve up some powder in the French Alps with my snowboard.
  11. I want to get out walking more in The Mournes.
  12. I want to start watching the West Wing as i think i will like it.
  13. I want to go at least 3 music gigs this year!
  14. I would like to not waste as much time doing stupid things like watching TV and invest time in these resolutions instead!
  15. I would like to establish a pattern of getting up earlier and going to bed earlier so that i don't feel tired as much!
  16. I want to develop a small peer group around me that meet on a regular basis for intentional encouragement, prayer and accountability.
  17. To re-establish a pattern of journaling in my spiritual life.
So there you have it! Plenty for me to work on in 2009! Have a great day!