I'm not going to say 2011 was the suckiest year for me, but I was still happy to ring in 2012, and I have to say that it's turning out to be fun.
I don't really do resolutions, they seem to put a lot of pressure on people and end up not being fun, so instead I decided to look at what fun I've been missing out on, And I realized I'd let reading for pleasure slip by the wayside and that I couldn't remember the last time I'd been to the movies. DVDs are great, but I missed the cinema-going experience. So! My "resolutions" are to do 52 Reads and add a little something I called 52 Views, in which I'm going to try to go to the movies every week. So far I've kept that date with myself, going to see "We Bought a Zoo" (Matt, sigh) and "The Descendants (George, sigh). This week I'm planning to see "Young Adult." As for books, I've read James Garner's memoir, "The Garner Files," (which I loved) and 2 chick-lit books (which I didn't). I'm going to keep a list in the sidebar.
I also took a leaf from Keris's book, and created my 2012 collage, filled with things I love and things I want to experience more of this year:
Speaking of fun, here are a few things I've been enjoying this week:
I've wanted one of these for ages - now I just have to remember to use it :)
A little treat for my kitchen. I love the material so much that I might see about making a matching pendant lampshade.