I thought about making some sort of personal resolutions this year, but 2008 is shaping up to be a year of so much activity, growth and change already I think I’ll just give myself a big pat on the back for making it through.

It starts off with becoming a first-time homeowner, complete with list of DIY projects to get started on, and we don’t even move in for a few more days. Then comes the actual DIY work, design and AV plans and the execution thereof.

Smack-dab in the middle of those, there’s that whole wedding thing coming up. It’s slowly starting to hit me that there are about eleventy-frillion little details to get all squared away within the next 90-ish days. Fitting into my dress is enough motivation to keep me on the running plan for the next little while. As for those details, I am currently distracting myself by agonizing over shoes: Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin… the Spring Manolos have absolutely perfect styling for my dress, but those damn red soles on the Louboutin are like a siren song in shoe form…

2008 will also be a big travel year again, with definite trips to Tofino (twice), Morocco, Spain, Orlando (twice) and Las Vegas (twice), with probable jaunts to San Fransisco, Denver, Boston, Atlanta, DC and Barcelona. Don’t get too jealous, only three of those destinations are personal trips. I’m sure Neil, in addition to one “man-time” camping trip, will also have his share of trips to the exotic wilds of Columbus and maybe Oxford.

In between all those I also want to make sure I manage to balance the crazy with time to both visit and entertain friends and family near and far, keep running and not lose time I’ve worked hard to find for things like playing the piano, learning how to make beautiful photos and just lazing about with a good book or two.

Realistically, the goals we have for getting our new place put together and the travel schedule coming up means that most of our time and finances are pretty well spoken for until late 2008, when it’ll practically be time to gear up for another holiday season where I can finally pause and wonder where the year went.

But there is one thing I felt I could certainly set some goals for and make the time to do better at over the next 12 months – this damn blog. It definitely stagnated over 2007, which I’m definitely not pleased with. So starting now, I’m going to take the step of engaging more with readers by replying to all comments, and try to drag some additional content out of myself to keep to a 3-4 post/week schedule.

And so, in the spirit of getting this thing start off right, and actually soliciting some comments to reply to… how are you this year so far, and do you think I should go with the Manolos or Louboutins?

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9 thoughts on “Resolved

  1. Kyndra


    EEEEEE!! *hopes hopes hopes*

    I’d have to see pictures of said shoes on thy dainty toesies to make a for sure suggestion, but really… red soles? How awesome.

  2. April

    Although this is coming from someone whose biggest shoe dilemma is whether to wear my sneakers today or the $25 Walmart flats, I have to agree with Oana, the red soles scream to be worn..go with the Louboutins..they are super cute!

  3. Jean

    Seems a shame to take a European honeymoon and not pop in to the UK at the same time though……promise not to throw a strop if you do! Red soles do seem rather a cheeky idea with a wedding dress, I vote Louboutins too

  4. Courtney

    Speaking from personal experience I say, when you are spending that much money on shoes, go for the ones you’ll get the most wear out of. I bought a gorgeous pair of Jimmy Choo’s but because they are more resort style than everyday shoes I don’t find many occasions to wear them. On the other hand, it’s your wedding and you should look and feel better than ever before so my advice probably doesn’t apply in this situation. 🙂

  5. knemesis

    I’m definitely much more rested this year than last year. But the year is young, how long can this last? 😉

    Definitely the Louboutins if you went with the sexy dress 🙂

  6. peechie Post author

    Yah, I’m leaning strongly toward the Louboutins. Our colours are greens, browns and creams (sorta like the Tofino forest) with punches of red – so I really feel like it’s too perfect and I can’t not get them.

  7. Tanya (aka NetChick)

    God. I have *no* idea about shoes. I think I’ve heard about Manolos? (did I even spell that right?) This girl ain’t a fashionista, I’m afraid.

    2008 is going to be one spectacular year for me!! HOLY. Starts off with me meeting the rest of my biological family (err, most of one side, anyhow) NEXT WEEKEND! How cool is that? They are such amazing souls. One uncle is actually a mayor in Alberta! Neat.

    I hope your year ahead is as awesome, or more so, as it sounds like it will be… 😉

  8. Riann

    Gak! I have just come to terms with the practice of spending more than $40 on a pair of shoes. Your conundrum is foreign to me. Red soles sound awesome, but I throw my hat into the ring that is the most comfortable. I changed into flip-flops the moment pictures were done with, but at least they were white with sequins 🙂

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