So we've said goodbye to 2011 (that's two-thousand and-eleven) and it is time to look forward 2012 (which is oddly twenty-twelve).
Although it rained all day today at least it is mild, so hopefully there won't be a repeat of the weather at the beginning of last year (snow, snow, snow).
There's not a lot globally to be positive about; the financial crisis continues to rumble on (and on, and on). There are still mutters about a double-dip recession, even though the "end" of the last one was a technicality.
We can look forward to the sports though. NFL is hard to call as the games are still going on, but it is only a few months until the baseball season is back. Nearer the great and mighty Charlton Athletic are still top of the table (although the lead has been eaten away recently)... dare we finally hope for promotion from the ignominy of League 1?!
A lot of the world (mostly those not resident in our fair capital) are looking forward to the Olympics. After they dropped baseball from the menu I lost all interest and I'm 'looking forward' to the traffic chaos (both road, rail and tube) that will ensue for those three weeks in August.
I'm not one for resolutions, really. I usually fail before the end of the first day of January. I do however have aspirations for the year. I'd like to eat healthier, drink less, and lose some weight. I'd like to keep up my exercises to try and keep what is left of mobility mobile. I'd like to try and keep a more positive outlook on life (most specifically work and MS). These are my serious life aspirations.
Less seriously I have my Good Reads reading challenge (another 50 books); I'd like to be more regular with my blogging; I'd like to keep up to date with my blog reading and on top of my inbox; and many other trivial things.
Well, whatever it brings, I hope 2012 is good for you.