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I usually wait until mid to late January before posting my reading plans or goals. Mainly because I'm very optimistic about my superhuman capabilities during the start of a new year but much of that enthusiasm fades over the next couple of weeks. I tend to believe I can read more than ever but reality is usually closer to how much I averaged in previous years. So, to allow myself the opportunity to dream big and then plan well, I take the ambitious goals for a road test during the first couple of weeks of the year. If they still look achievable, great! If not, I will part ways with those that are a stretch.  The numbers I have an arbitrary number set in Goodreads for this year but it's not a number I will quote as I tend to change it often and it is intended to factor in the many picture books I read with my kids. But that said, there are three numbers I would like to improve this year (last year's stats in parentheses) - total number of pages read (approx. 11k), average n

The Sunday Salon (A new car) -- September 12, 2010

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As the title says, I just got my new car! *drumroll please* It's a white 2007 Honda Accord, and I'm just relishing driving the huge sedan! I don't have any pictures yet, so I'll let you google if you wish. ;-)

So, my last week was spent almost entirely on finishing the car business - you know, the loans and the paperwork, and the insurance, etc. And after getting the car - inspection, registration, etc. And the malls for a fun ride. LOL! You can see I am excited, because this is my first car, so it feels great!

I had a hectic week basically. Today's my only weekend - but hopefully this means my very busy days are over.

As I said last week, I'm doing the Game On! Diet, which isn't going too well for me, because I've always thought my diet was healthy - and I even lost weight with that. But now, I'm expected to tighten it further? I somehow don't see myself succeeding in that, but like I said, I'll use this as an opportunity to get to know my meals even more intimately. Other than that, the game is going decent - not excellent, because I get lazy every once in a while.

Off to read some book now - Happy reading and happy blogging!

Comments

Good to see you are settling down!

Here is my Sunday Salon post!
Congrats on the new car! I can still remember my first one...

Hope you have a great weekend.

Here's my salon:

http://accidentalmoments.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/the-sunday-salon-sept-12/
A new car! That is so exciting! I love the idea of a new car even though mine is doing just fine :-)

Don't get down on yourself about the Game On Diet. Life shouldn't be about "should-ing" ourselves
Tales of Whimsy said…
Oooooooooooooooooo congrats :)
Picture please ;)
bermudaonion said…
Congratulations on your new car!! I'm sure you will enjoy it for years and years.
Jude said…
Hi, I love your blog and I have an award for you. You can pick it up at Mad about Romance

All the best
J x
Ash said…
Congrats on the new car! I just got a new car in May and I really love it even though I don't drive very frequently. Good luck with your diet!
Athira said…
Thanks everyone!

Helen, that's something I strongly believe in. No more SHOULDs! Just respect the body but love life too.

Juju, lol, I'll post one soon as I take one.

Jude, thank you so much!

Ash, it feels so great to have a car finally!
Congrats on the new car. First cars are so special!
Marce said…
Aths, that is EXCITING, 1st car, you will always remember this, yaaaay.

Please don't say you won't succeed that is totally accepting failure, optimism babe.

BTW - I linked you to my RIP Challenge post and realised you had linked me from Creepers, I didn't realise :-)
Marg said…
Woohoo - how exciting! First car!

Have a great week.