Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

I hope everyone has a New Year that is full of health, wealth, love and happiness!

Do you make resolutions? I don't, but I do come up with better ideas on how to do things. Mostly trying to pay off my debt. I'm going to ask my boss to pay me every two weeks, so I have a bigger 'chunk' of money to put towards one of my cards.

I also plan to buy myself an exercise bike. I have the perfect place for it: where my recliner is now. It won't be in anyone's way, and I can pedal while I watch TV. (The kids can have the recliner for the playroom.) I just need to find one with a comfortable seat so I don't kill my back any worse than it is.

BTW, I had a great Christmas. My Christmas Eve party was a hit, and I made way too much food. We had appetizers for lunch for almost a week, LOL!

Mike gave me gift cards that I'll have lots of fun with...especially the $100 one for Joanne's! And the kids gave me a Nintendo DS! My first game is one with lots of card and board games. It's very addictive. Angelina has one, and we were able to play some games with each other. I cashed in a bunch of change at Coinstar for an Amazon gift certificate and have ordered the Personal Chef one and Brain Age. I can use brain exercise as much as I can use physical exercise.

Once again, Happy 2009!

7 comments:

BittersweetPunkin said...

Happy New Year to you!! I hope 2009 brings you great health and happiness!!!

Hugs,
robin

The Frugalist said...

Happy new year to you too!

I do make resolutions and I follow-up on a regular basis to make sure I am still on track!

Debbie J. said...

Happy New Year to you too Clare! I've enjoyed your posts in 2008 and look forward to new ones in 2009. Your "new ideas" for 2009 sound great too!

Becky said...

Happy new year to you too, and glad you had a good Christmas!

And no, I'm not really a resolution person. Other than the few crafty goals I have on my blog.

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Happy new year! Sarah and Chloe got DSes.. I might get Brain Age for myself ;)

Miranda said...

Happy New Year! I don't make resolutions... more like acheivement goals. I am so excited about this year... feel like it is going to be a good one!

A $100 g.c. to Joann's? That man rocks! My hubby got me $50 to W-mart for some of the new yarn they just got in. Can't wait till the kids are back in school so I can go indulge!

Thanks for all your friendship and encouragement! You are a special lady!
Miranda

Barbra said...

Love gift cards...great to spends someone else's $!
happy 2009!