We've been looking for a suitable replacement all day...and have found one with the Toyota Yaris. We've had Toyota for over twelve years and couldn't resist another.
I mentioned last post that I might share some new goals. I have taken a long hard look at what I would like to achieve in 2010 and have concluded that it isn't possible without change. I will fail miserably.
I've not been successful with learning the French language in 2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006. I don't want to fail in 2010. Similar failures are in my personal history, genealogy and art, although I have set things in motion regarding my art...albeit only recently. I have yet to get out of my pram in writing my personal history and it's like wading in concrete at the moment with my genealogy.
Everything else seems to fit into and around my life quite comfortably.
To solve the problem I've decided to change things around to accommodate them...
- Immerse myself in the French language by watching a film each week. Read daily (French). Listen daily (French) and study 90 minutes minimum each day. I need to see, hear and speak it regularly.
- Attend the Family History Centre fortnightly to carry out genealogical research.
- Create an art blog and website.
- Create a personal history blog to update as and when...possibly monthly.
The only way I can achieve these will be to replace my daily blog with a weekly art blog and to use the time freed up for serious study.
I'm not sure if I can do this as I've always kept a journal, but I do know that if I keep things as they are it will be virtually impossible. I'm falling between stools with these goals.
Like a bee trying to escape through a window into the garden and forever failing because the window is closed, there is a real need to try something different. I can clearly see what I want through the window but keep flying against it and getting frustrated...I'll never succeed in getting through to the garden to smell the roses unless I try something different.
I still intend to visit my favourite blogs as I don't think I can go a day without peeking and if it becomes apparent that this new arrangement isn't working , I'll revert to my daily blog for February.
Actually, if this doesn't work I'll be at a loss to know what to do next.
Happy New Year everyone. I truly hope it holds everything you wish for.
We're off to Jon and Ann Green's house to bring the New Year in with David & Eileen and Jim & Briony.