Stepping into a new decade

14 years


2009 is almost over, only a few more hours and 2010 will spring upon us like a tiger stalking in the grass. I hope 2010 brings a lot of happiness and joy for everyone, it’s about time! I hope that for myself it will be much better than 2009 and be about good news and positive energy.

It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t make a list of the resolutions I want to keep for 2010.

  • Loose weight and be healthy
  • Work hard in school
  • Get good marks on my HSC
  • Keep positive and be thankful for what I have
  • Get my drivers license (heh.. maybe? ;D)
  • Be adventurous and do something I wouldn’t normally
  • Keep an active blog (har har har)
  • Write a book and have it published
  • Read 50 books in one year

I think that is the major ones. *nod*

Dad and I played our annual game of cricket. He won, but he played a good game. We have been playing it for over ten years on the 31st of every December. Except last year we couldn’t because he had just had his operation for cancer and couldn’t do much of anything. In some ways, being able to play again was a much a celebration of overcoming that hurdle, even if it came back and he has to have more treatment. It was however, nice to have that hour where we just forgot and enjoyed ourselves in a family tradition.

Speak to you on the other side, unless the world ends and we will really be on the “other side” hahaha. Oh.

15 Responses

  1. I had to laugh when I read “tiger stalking in the grass” below that picture of your cat. So cute!

    I hope your dad’s treatment goes well. I think it’s really nice that you have that running tradition with him 🙂

    Good luck with your resolutions and happy New Year!

  2. Good luck with your resolutions and Happy New Year! I’m sorry to hear about your day lovely, I’m sure 2010 will be a good year for him!

  3. Happy New Year to you too, dear! <3 I wish you the best of luck with your new year's resolutions. And that's nice to hear about you and your dad playing cricket again and continuing your family tradition. 🙂

  4. Awwww Rascal is so adorable! I love looking at pictures of this squidgy cat. One of the few cats I’m not afraid of….! *runs* Yes I know you’re throwing plates at meeee.

    Happy New Year to my beautiful friend as well 🙂 I love you and am so happy to have you as my friend. Your resolutions sound amazing and very productive. I believe you can do them all!

    I’m so pleased you and your dad were able to keep that tradition this year! I hope your dad is doing better these days.

    GONK for the new year. hear. har.

  5. Oh that’s huge!! Read 50 books in one year– wooh. I hope you can do it!. I’m a bit stubborn reading books lol. I like how you say tiger, and the picture is cat. haha. HAPPY NEW YEAR kya! 🙂

  6. Your kitten is adorable!
    Good luck with your resolutions! 50 books isn’t a heck of a lot of books to read in one year. Aim for the sky, I’ve read over 200 books in a year! 😉 but I’m a reading machine, so don’t listen to me! And advice for reading that much is to
    a. Don’t give up
    b. Imagine the story as a movie in your head! And you have the best seat!

  7. Happy new year! 😀 I hope you achieve all your goals, especially doing well in the HSC. I know you can do it – all you have to do is try. 🙂

    You can totally read 50 books! I used to read a book a day… yeah, back in those studious high school days. I’m such a laze these days. 😛

    I’m only a learner driver (poop..) and quite frankly, I’m terrible. My licence expires in July. I hope that is an indication to you of how much I do not practice. 😛

    I’m sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he’s a strong fighter. It’s really upsetting when a loved one has cancer. 🙁

  8. that has got to be one of the cutest cats i have ever seen! as for new years, i cant believe it 2010. i really need to think of some resolutions, your list inspired me 😛 and i have never played cricket but it sounds like fun!

  9. To begin with, Rascal is a very cute cat. As for the resolutions, I wish you the best of luck with them. My only resolution is to find a host for my two new domains. 🙂

  10. That sounds so nice that you were able to play the game of cricket with him! 🙂 Its nice over coming hurdles and that he was able to do that! 🙂

  11. D’awww, Rascal is very photogenic, non? 😀 ♥

    Our resolutions are scarily similar, my cupcake charm twin! 😮 I’m glad you and your dad had fun together. 🙂 Here’s to overcoming more hurdles! 😀 *snuggles* ♥

  12. *Sigh* I have already broken every single resolution that I made. haha. I did great for the first week of the year though.

    I think it’s great that you and your dad have an annual cricket game =^_^=

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