I genuinely cannot get used to writing 2010 as being a real, actual year we are all living in and not some fantastical made up date in the future where we will all have robot servants and jet-packs. Even without flying cars, 2010 has to be better than the rubbish year that was 2009, am I right?
Looking back at the list of resolutions I made for 2009 (which is one of the downsides of having a blog; you can always go back and see your great pronouncements for the new year and then realize you didn’t do any of them), I realize at least most of resolutions worked out, even if some of my other plans for the year did not.
Granted, I didn’t learn to make jam (too messy and costly) or paint the kitchen (ditto) yet, but I did do the following:
— reuse plastic containers
— find a place to recycle the plastic NYC doesn’t take
— use less plastic when I’m out and about
— came to like avocado
— learned to make good pancakes (more on that later this week)
I’m not making a big list of resolutions for this year (and only one food-related one: go to the greenmarket more often), and perhaps I will look back on this post in January 2011 and laugh bitterly because I had no idea what a crap year was in store for me, but right now, I’m feeling pretty good about 2010.