After a pretty good dinner on New Year’s Eve (at Latitudes on the Regent Seven Seas Voyager cruise ship), Ponzi and I retired to our small suite for the night. We’re not really party people. Plus, Ponzi’s been feeling a bit under the weather since leaving Seattle. She’s had a sore throat, cough, upset tummy, etc. I believe all this honeymooning excitement has been hindering her body’s immune system.
We celebrated Midnight silently in each other’s arms. On New Year’s Day we’re “at sea”, so I’m going to force her to stay in bed with plenty of OJ on hand (the beverage, not the bloody glove guy).
I guess sitting on the cusp of 2006 / 2007 is just as memorable as any other New Year’s for the two of us. We usually don’t plan anything large, and I’m grateful for that. She’s fast asleep, so I’ll take this time to outline a few of my New Year’s resolutions for 2007:
- To remain close to my ideal weight (145lbs). Of course, being on a cruise ship with fantastic food is a serious suspension of any normal eating habits – but I’ve set up the exercise equipment in our new house already, and will be jumping back on the Gazelle when we return home on the 9th of January. I’ve been in that range since Gnomedex, so my lifestyle doesn’t need much tweaking at this point.
- To kick Gnomedex into a higher gear. There’s so much I really want to do with Gnomedex, and I hope we’ll be able to solidify some kind of industry partnership to bring these dreams to fruition for one and all.
- To conserve more energy and “think green.” We just watched ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ on the cruise ship’s cable network, and it’s… really got me rethinking about how I could be part of the solution instead of part of the problem. If I can, I’ll rework my Acura RL lease and trade it for a hybrid. I’m also going to go through our entire house and replace every light bulb with more energy efficient lighting. Apparently, I’m also suppsed to call the power company and ask them if they have something called “green power,” too. We already recycle, but I’m actively researching other ways we might be more proactive in curbing our expenditures and emissions.
- To extend an open line of communications with my family. For his present a few years ago, I promised my dad that I’d call or email every week (even though he says that email doesn’t count). For the most part, I’ve stuck to it – and on busy weeks, he’d call me to remind me that I didn’t call. I am going to try to do weekly emails to my family, so that even if they don’t care what we’re doing – at least they’ll know. It may be nothing more than a series of bulletpoints and minor updates, but it’s better than nothing. Having them in Seattle for our wedding was really nice, and now my family is twice as big!
There’s a small set of realistic goals for me to achieve. I’ve been wanting to pick up smoking for a few years, but I can’t seem to ignite the habit. Maybe in 2008 I can become the Marlboro gnome?