- I resolve to play golf at least once a month, when conditions allow. (To that end, Mrs. BA did give me a gift certificate to play at least one round, once the ground is no longer frozen solid.)
- I resolve to go to the movies at least once a month. We do go to the movies as a family fairly often, but I would like to go to the movies (and maybe dinner) with Mrs. BA a little more regularly. LBA has reached an age where he can be trusted to watch over SoBA and they can be left for a period of time, provided we are not all that far away. I also gave Mrs. BA a movie gift card so that we can get started on this right away. We have already seen "The Last Jedi" in January, but that is not to say that we couldn't go see something else (or even see "Last Jedi" a third time).
- I resolve to not run around like a crazy person every morning as we try to get ourselves out of the house to school and work. Part of that is getting out of bed before 7:00am, part of it is going to bed at a reasonable hour (which I have been doing of late), and maybe some of it is one of these wonder products that I need to help me.
- I would like to lose some weight this year. Yes, yes, I know we all say that, but I really should do it. I'm 50 now, with a variety of ailments and aches that would be alleviated by dropping some pounds. I bought a bicycle last year that has not seen a great deal of action and it should. My FitBit tells me that I get between 6,000 and 7,000 steps a day - but I would like that number to be the 10,000 daily goal that is recommended. My goal is 20 pounds.
- I would like to be a better father to LBA and SoBA. I don't think that I'm doing an awful job - but having lost my father last year, I am reminded that it would be nice if my boys have more good memories than bad ones of me. I need to be more patient (especially with SoBA, who seems to know exactly where my buttons are that cause me to lose my mind), yell less, and be more aware of what's going on with their lives (LBA is officially a teenager now and that brings a whole host of other issues with it).
Thursday, January 11, 2018
2018 New Year's Resolutions
It's been a while since I've made resolutions, possibly because I'm bad at keeping them. But you, dear reader, can hold me to these. I'm resolved to do these things this year.