So here we are in 2013. Still looks a lot like 2012 at the moment. Sure the skies here are just as dull as they were yesterday, but that’s British weather for you. I hope that you are all OK today after the madness of last night, however you were spending it. I managed to get myself out of bed at 11am even though I could have spent longer in there. Not because of suffering the effects of “overindulgence”, far from it, but because, well, there’s sod all else to do on New Year’s Day really isn’t there? You don’t feel like going anywhere, there’s nothing on TV – well there’s Up on BBC1 this evening but not much else (Disney Pixar films have pretty much been the highlight of the Christmas and TV schedules this year).
The only other things to do besides recovering from the night before, is to put up the calendars, start filling in the diaries (well, the page for your personal details at least) and text, tweet and/or Facebook message every person you didn’t manage to last night before the networks and websites collapsed from the weight of everyone wishing each other a Happy New Year. Oh and ponder those New Year’s Resolutions, if you’ve actually made any. I’ve never really made a great effort with those to be honest. Sure there a re a few that I have made in the past – learn to drive (I’ll get round to that this year), finally stop biting my nails (that too), look for another job (do you see a pattern emerging here?), but it’s never been a big deal if I haven’t managed to keep them. The way I see it New Year’s Resolutions are made to be broken until you finally manage to stick with them, however long it takes, if that makes sense. I suppose the only one that I can make that I have any real chance of keeping, is to keep being a good person, but keep trying to be a better one. I know there’s a better chance of keeping that than any relating to starting a diet or going to the gym, which in my case is never, ever, going to happen.
Anyway, today we can all have a rest. Tomorrow is when we’ll start really grabbing the year by its nethers. Or maybe the day after.
Happy New Year.