If ever there were a month to deflate you from the traditional end of year, Christmas, Hannukah, Eid, death-penalty-of-ex-dictators (wasn't Nicholas Ceaucescu shot on Christmas day?) celebrations, it's January.
However, I refuse to be cowed by January and its miserable ass weather this year. So much so, I'm even going to do some something I *never* do and make some goals/resolutions for 2007 and act on them rather than hibernate until mid-May.
1) organise some kind of baby-naming, christening, *something* for Toby*.
2) Bake cakes. Because it's fun. Look into a way of selling said cakes, for small profit.
3) Make cards with my rather sarcastic brand of humour attached. Also because it's fun.
4) Set a budget. Keep to said budget.
5) Move. If I don't I might go mental.
6) Try and get a bit more of a social life. This is the hardest one as my hardcore block of friends all live in London (and beyond!) although I do have some very good friends here too. It's the actual getting out / babysitter etc that is difficult. I do envy Paul just being able to go out after work or go to band practise etc. For me, it's always about juggling when Paul can get back, when I can get out, how to get there, how to get back, who can have Toby. I think we have been out together without Toby for all of 4 times since he was born.
7) Scrapbook more. Keep up to date with my online classes. Use up some (most) of my stash.
*Even though I lean more and more every day towards a Humanist interpretation of the world I'm inclined to go for a Christening because it is traditional in my family to have a child baptised in a church and I'm pragmatic enough to think that come Toby turning 4, we will still have an archaic school system based around selection on faith/church attendance/things of similar ilk. Actually, as much as I have beef with organised religion and religion on a global scale, I like to attend church (not that I have since Uni) because I like the communion with the community around me. Church, for all its faults globally, is very friendly locally. Plus, I was a chorister for many years and I still love evensong service and similar. It's amazing how many parents of 'rising 5's' suddenly begin attending church though <_<