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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Promises for 2008

The new year is upon us. This is a time to reflect on accomplishments in the last year, and set goals for the upcoming year. I am still determined not to make resolutions, but a to do list for the year.

It is very hard to come up with a new fresh list for this year, but I am worth it. 10 things that I promise myself to do in 2008.

* Give Yoga a try
* Start cranking the pasta machine
* Learn Italian
* Have a glass of wine in front of a Tuscan sunset
* Eat shrimp and grits in Savannah
* Increase my flavanoids in one hershey's kiss a day
* Ride in a Hot Air Ballon
* Get that new cookbook finished
* Always have a bag when the donation truck comes through the neighborhood.
* Turn 50 gracefully

It is an aggressive list; one that may require a little travel, some determination, and of course sacrifice. But I'm worth it!

Our hope for 2008 is that it will be a year full of promise, good health, and good friends.
Happy New Year y'all!


Peabody said...

Looks like a good list.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I absolutely adore your list! Happy New Year!!

Sandi McBride said...

Oh Sandi, come eat shrimp and grits at Myrtle Beach...much better! Good luck on that seems like one that can be done!

RealEstateGirl said...

I love your list! I'll take that Tuscan sunset...or Savannah! Either one!

And there is NO WAY you are turning 50!!! You look MAH-VE-LOUS!

Happy New Year, my friend!

justabeachkat said...

Okay, I've already done 5 things on your list - amazing!:

I had a glass of wine while watching a Tuscan sunset; I KNOW I've eaten chocolate every day, maybe not just one Hershey's kiss though; I've turned 50, hopefully gracefully; I've taken many, many hot air balloon rides (the last one when we were in Australia); and I've tried yoga

I like your list. I need to try the others you've listed.

Happy New Year!

Lydia said...

Well, I can cross that last thing off your list and tell you that turning 50 was more fun than I ever imagined it would be! The rest of your list looks like lots of fun and travel ahead.

KJ said...

I TURN 50 THIS MONTH! YIKES! I'm glad to have made it this far, but it feels very strange! I did buy a pair of glasses that have a 50 for the lenses. I figured humor would help.

Your list sounds fascinating! Sign me up!


Jerry said...

That is a fine list Sandi. We will conspire to ensure that there is nothing graceful at all about you turning 50!

kris said...

Hi Sandi - I love your list! And we'll all get to do these things vicarously through your blog! (Altho, I think I may have to try and do a few of them for real!!)

Best wishes for the new year.

Bax said...

Great list!!! The hot air balloon ride will leave you breathless! Great experience! Turning 50 gracefully...piece of cake! : ) Learning Italian is one of my "things to do before I die" items! And you're're worth it! Happy 2008!!


Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Pea~ Thanks for stopping by the cafe!
Penny~ Happy new year to you as well
Sandi~ Myrtle Beach... that may have to be on the list for 2009
Tracey~ maybe a tuscan sunset would brighten your skies. Thanks for the Mahvelous... that's what girlfriends are for
kat~ See, I am just trying to catch up with you
Lydia~ Piece of cake!
KJ~ humor ALWAYS helps
Jerry~ just so there are no pictures to show my lack of grace
Kris~ come along for the ride
Jan~ WE are worth it =D

ShabbyInTheCity said...

WHAT a fine list. I will join you on that Shrimp and Grits thing...something I have never tried (together) and have always wanted to!!! Especially in Savannah...when do we leave?

Back Through Time said...

Keep us posted on how your list comes along! I want to see photos of that Tuscan sunset, I am sure it will be dreamy.......

Dee Light said...

Alas the New Years resolution list. I haven't even had time to think about it. But you have a great one.

Hope said...

Wow! Great list, Sandi. Here's hoping you accomplish each and every one of those things. I don't do resolutions either, nor a list for that matter!! Maybe I should have a list but start on a much smaller scale than yours!! lol

Tell Bill we are finding out more on a daily basis how hard the RR can be. The "iffy" schedule is the worst part!! Can't plan anything!


Sugar Bear said...

A great list! You will love yoga!

Tonja said...

You ARE worth it...go for it ! I'll bet you can do it all!

BTW...50 is FUN!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Shabby~ it is a Slow Travel GTG...everyone is invited!
Michelle~ that is a promise, does that make 11 promises?
Dee~ kinda-sorta
Hope~ that is exactly why he is not with the railroad any more!
Karly~ we'll see, I'm not sure I am stretchy enough for yoga
Tonja~ You make 50 look fun =D

windycorner said...

Hey Sandi,
I'll meet you at the Lady and Sons for the shrimp and grits-it's the best you ever tasted. How about for your 50th? We'll all meet you there!

Greenie Gardens said...

Great list- not too punishing- I like it and I hope you accomplish them all! Selfishly, especially the cook book!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Holley~ Lady and Son's it is (especially if the sons are there=D)
Greenie~ that cookbook has been in 'the works' for a while. I have just got to get r done.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Your list is great & you can do it all!
hugs, DebraK

joan said...

I love your list and going to Savannah is always a good idea. I haven't had a glass of wine in Tuscany and only went a few feet up in a hot air balloon and chocolate is always a good idea. I think I need to make list like yours. Much better then being more organized, losing weight etc...

Andi said...

What a wonderful list! The hot air baloon ride sounds like fun.

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Love the list! And would love to join you on a few! Let me know how you like yoga :o). I tried it once and threw out my hip.

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