Official TEG Poll - New Year New You...Resolution Time!

Pick one or pick a few, it's all up to YOU! Be sure to elaborate down below.

  • Eat healthier

    Votes: 6 60.0%
  • Just do it!

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Spend less

    Votes: 1 10.0%
  • Help more

    Votes: 3 30.0%
  • Be more patient

    Votes: 2 20.0%
  • Get in shape

    Votes: 7 70.0%
  • Declutter

    Votes: 8 80.0%
  • Teach someone something

    Votes: 4 40.0%
  • Learn something new

    Votes: 7 70.0%
  • Other (elaborate in comments)

    Votes: 1 10.0%

  • Total voters
    10

Zeedman

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Losing weight & getting fit tops my list. The "winter weight" is especially troublesome this year, due to loss of work-related exercise (retirement) and Covid-related reduction of indoor activities. I've been eating healthy & limiting my intake... but if "denial" is a river in Egypt, that river keeps getting wider, and so do I. :barnieI need to increase my activity, but my knees limit the type & amount of exercise I can do. I'm still looking for a machine I can use while watching TV (or while I'm here). :caf

I'm really hoping to get more involved in volunteer work this year. Nearly all activities at my church have been canceled since the Covid restrictions began. I may try to renew my association with the local Master Gardeners, if they have overcome their obsession with Parliamentary Procedure & are actually trying to accomplish something useful.

The work has already begun, to further expand & improve my home vegetable garden. One tree in the path was cut down, and the stump partially removed... the removal should will be completed in Spring. The big mulberry which shades that new area has already been contracted for removal; I'd cut it down myself, but it leans heavily over the neighbor's fence. The arborist wanted to wait for frozen ground before driving his heavy equipment over the lawn, so he should be contacting me soon (or I him).

I'd like to say my intent was to save more money this year, but repair of the driveway & sidewalk is long overdue, so barring anything ELSE interfering (as in the last two years) I hope to finally complete those projects.

Declutter??? That's all I've been doing for months during lockdown - I want to mess things up!!! :weee The only remaining areas in need of organizing are unheated, and will have to wait for warmer weather.

But the biggest thing I need to do for 2021 though, is to establish my retirement plan. This year hasn't really felt like retirement, or vacation - more like prison, with work release privileges. I need to strengthen the friendships which have been strained, form new ones, and re-establish some long-neglected family relationships. Get involved with some of the social activities that I could never commit to while I was working. And DW has had her heart set on visiting other parts of the U.S., so hopefully the country opens up enough by Summer to allow that.
 

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a lot of those fit, but i'm not expecting any huge differences other than perhaps we're getting a cell phone.

laugh all you want, but it really bites to try to get anything done without a working phone already. we have to finish up shovelling the snow out of the drive before we can get into town to borrow a phone. hope the place is open. it should be. figures that the first snow had to fall last night. :)

yesterday i was e-mail to texting my sister out west while she was talking to the cell phone company to get things set up but they would not switch our phone number without talking to Mom in person. i thought i could do all this on-line! grrr... my sister is telling me to be patient. hahaha... :)
 

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laugh all you want, but it really bites to try to get anything done without a working phone already. we have to finish up shovelling the snow out of the drive before we can get into town to borrow a phone. hope the place is open. it should be. figures that the first snow had to fall last night. :)

yesterday i was e-mail to texting my sister out west while she was talking to the cell phone company to get things set up but they would not switch our phone number without talking to Mom in person. i thought i could do all this on-line! grrr... my sister is telling me to be patient. hahaha... :)
I don't use a landline anymore and sorry I laughed but if you knew the trouble I've had with phones you would laugh to. :old I loathe mobile phones and can't live without one :)

Stay warm
 

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we did get it set up today and it is working, but the landline number will take a few more days to get switched, so in the meantime we have an alternate number to use.

i'm quite ok not ever having a cellphone, but we have finally gotten it done.
 

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I don't use a landline anymore and sorry I laughed but if you knew the trouble I've had with phones you would laugh to. :old I loathe mobile phones and can't live without one :)

Stay warm

i should have also added some comments about our own phone troubles over the years, but i'll write that up in my own thread...
 

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i should have also added some comments about our own phone troubles over the years, but i'll write that up in my own thread...
That will be another interesting thread. I used to believe landlines were safe, then found out they were far from it.
 

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That will be another interesting thread. I used to believe landlines were safe, then found out they were far from it.

no, there are always ways for those determined enough or the government snoops, but i know that landline was safer than cell phone, but i don't really care, i don't do or say anything on the phone in any form to worry about anyone overhearing. same for e-mail or other internet. i just assume that i'm always being watched in some form or another.
 

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no, there are always ways for those determined enough or the government snoops, but i know that landline was safer than cell phone, but i don't really care, i don't do or say anything on the phone in any form to worry about anyone overhearing. same for e-mail or other internet. i just assume that i'm always being watched in some form or another.
Maybe we all are being watched. All I can say is if anyone is snooping on me they must be desperate for something to do. I could think of far more that could be done other than wasting time and money like this.

It would be more than likely hackers if they were.
 
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no, there are always ways for those determined enough or the government snoops, but i know that landline was safer than cell phone, but i don't really care, i don't do or say anything on the phone in any form to worry about anyone overhearing. same for e-mail or other internet. i just assume that i'm always being watched in some form or another.
Who ever is snooping is intrusive and corrupt. I do hope that their evil deeds jumps back at them and hits them back ten fold.

By all means be aware and observant but don't let low lives make you paranoid. That is exactly what they want besides your cash or information
 
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