New Year; New Adventures

Happy New Year Friends!

I know I’ve been a slacker in my blogging duties lately. Turned out one of our broadband wires was cut which was why our internet was acting up. We pay for 50 Mbps up and 10 Mbps down and we were only getting 15 up which is a problem since we’re gamers and serious Netflix bingers in this house. The tech repaired the line and the internet has been working fine for the most part with a few hiccups here and there. I haven’t been in the mood to actually blog though. Not much inspiration when you’re off for 10 days straight at home I realized, lol.

Anyway, it’s 2018! We rung in the new year with Thai food, sushi rolls and 2 episodes of Ozark. A few days ago though we bought a new TV. My husband is in 4K HDR heaven so of course we also upgraded our Netflix plan as well. Nothing like bringing in the New Year by spending a lot of money eh?

I’m not really in the habit of making new years resolutions; more like new years goals. So far, this is what’s on my 2018 docket:

  • Set a lower Goodreads challenge. Mine was set to 100 for 2017 and only made it to 71. I’m going to set it to 70 this year and see what happens. I’m already, sort of in the middle of 3 books so that’s a good sign right?
  • Get all the flooring in our house replaced. I’ve pretty much demanded that I want new carpet and hardwood throughout the house and my husband has agreed since he got an expensive TV.
  • Move this blog to a new server. I’ve used Bluehost this whole year and they have not impressed me. I’m looking to change servers. Possibly to itself to make it easier for you all to see my full posts in the Reader. I’m still thinking about it. I have another month before my plan expires so we’ll see.
  • Exercise 3 times a week. I found a neat yoga video on YouTube that I believe I can get behind especially coming from not really exercising at all. I also want to start walking at least once a week once the weather is double my age.
  • Lastly, I want to have another awesome movie going year. Already have plans to see Fifty Shades Freed and Black Panther in February and Infinity War in May.
  • Oh and one more thing, I want to listen to an audiobook all the way through for the first time by the end of 2018. I’m very anti audiobook but I believe I can make this happen at least once. I already have my sights set on one.

These are my 2018 plans so far. I have a few other plans but I will share them with you in the months to come.

How did you ring in the new year? Were you able to stay awake til midnight? Eat some delicious food? Do you have a new years resolution or do you mainly goals like I do? Let me know in the comments below!

21 thoughts on “New Year; New Adventures

  1. I’m so excited you’re watching Ozark! Glad you got your internet fixed too. Sounds like a great plan for 2018. I need to make some resolutions myself. Better organization is one of them. 😁

    Looking forward to an awesome year! πŸ˜„πŸ’– Happy New Year, Nel!


    1. Thanks my beautiful friend! Yes! Make some goals! It feels good just to have them and you have 365 days to be realistic about them 😊. Hope you have a spectacular year Mischenko and that we continue to be as close as we are! πŸ’•πŸ’•


  2. Happy New Year Nel! It’s good to set goals and lower others if necessary. I haven’t given myself any resolutions, I did decide not to participate in a writing challenge that I honestly don’t have time for. I figure blogging/writing/reading should be fun not a chore. I did get my first Nalini Singh book for Christmas, can’t wait to crack that one open.


    1. Happy New year to you too Cim! I love your blog writing so I’m definitely hope you continue to think of it as fun and not a chore! Which Nalini book did you get?? I hope you love it! I just downloaded her Rock Addiction 1st book cause it was free. It’ll be my first contemporary by her. Hope you like the one you have!


  3. Happy New Year, Nel! Great resolutions…I plan on getting into yoga too. I think I need a class though, something more structured. I’ve tried the youtube video thing and I got so many interruptions from family and Burger loved showing me his own version of downward dog lol–i just ended up giving up! I do have a buddy who wants to go too so that will help get me going!

    Your thoughts on Bluehost surprised me, because I’ve only heard good things about them so far and I was actually planning on switching over when my own server plan was due to expire. Switching to the .com plan is something i hadn’t considered, but I can definitely see why you’d want to make the switch. I’m thinking it might be a good idea for me, too.

    Happy New Year and all the best in 2018!!



    1. Oooh that’s a good point! Luckily I have 2 cats so I think I could make it work. Hahaha Burger doing downward dog, I would love to see that! Yes! It’s always more motivating when you have someone along to exercise with.

      Bluehost has decent customer service but quite a few times my site has gone down, I would ask them why and they wouldn’t have an answer or even an ETA of when the site would back up. I also notice that it seems like a lot of people don’t really want to click twice to read a post so maybe I’ll get a little bit more engagement if move to until my audience becomes larger. The only downside are the free templates are limited but I’ll deal, lol. I would definitely look into the .com plans and see what you think! Which server are you with now if you don’t mind me asking?

      Happy New Year to you as well!! 2018 is going to be great for both of us! β™₯️


  4. Happy New Year!! And welcome back!! 😊😊 Also yum at that food!! ooh exciting times if you move to wordpress πŸ˜‰ Black Panther is definitely gonna be awesome. And that’s a great idea for trying out an audiobook- I very rarely listen to those too.


    1. Thanks! Yes, I think it’ll be a bit better smooth sailing for all parties if I do. Black Panther yes! Everytime I see a trailer, I get so hyped! Yes audiobooks… We’ll see how I do hahaha.


  5. Happy New Year Nel! Your goals are all quite reasonable and attainable so I wish you all the best. I need to decide what my goals will be for this year as well. Have a wonderful 2018.


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