Welcome, new year. For the first time in a very long time, the entire family was together, this time including Jonathan, our newest member. The night was very laid back, partially because Maeve had a 6 AM flight, but we had a very nice dinner and drinks together. We stayed home. Unfortunately, the cold I picked up in CA is still progressing, but I guess that’s just part of the Christmas season.

It’s been a very good year. It was Jonathan and my first full year of marriage together, and things are still going great for us. Bliss is the word that springs to mind. Work still sucks on the whole, but you can’t have everything, right?

I didn’t exactly ace my resolutions. It’s a bit painful to review the failures, but nevertheless, here we go:

1.) Run 30 miles per month — I did this Jan – October. In November, spending two weeks out of the country didn’t help, and I ran only 27. December, I left things to the last minute, got a bit sick, and ran only 23.5. Overall, I’m not too disappointed. I know I ran quite a few times because of this resolution, so I think it was worthwhile.

2.) Do at least 5 pushups at least 10 times a month – Fail. I gave up on this about halfway through the year – a pity, because I think it’s a good resolution.

3.) Eat non-pizza fast food no more than twice a month – probably Pass. Certainly, I didn’t eat non-pizza fast food more than 3 times a month, and I actually ate a lot less pizza this year.

4.) Run a half marathon – Pass.

5.) Finish Inishmor, the Aran sweater I was working on – Pass

6.) Finish the Spanish course I was working on – Fail, but I am proud of the Japanese I learned via Pimsleur before our trip to Japan. Next year, I will give Spanish another go, as I enjoy it, I think it’s useful, and it really passes the time during my commute.

7.) Lose 12 pounds – fail, fail, fail. I always fail my weight loss resolutions. On the plus side, I didn’t gain any weight, and I may have lost a pound or two, or at least I had before Christmas.

I guess I need to think about what I want to try and do next, I mean this, year.