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2009 things…
…on my list
by tracey l. kelley (@TraceyLKelley)

I plan on saving at least $2,009 in every quarter next year, by the grace of my employment and the economy.

I hope to reduce my dropping of the f-bomb by 2,009 utterances. Not that I say it 2,009 times now. However, there’s a slight possibility I do.

I will remove 2,009 pieces of clutter from my home. Let’s start with the stacks of magazines: 1) to be read; b) read, but with pages flagged; 3a) picked up on some trip fully intending to be read but gathering dust under my desk.

I want to complete a new creative writing project, so I’ll begin with 2,009 words a week and see where it all goes from there.

I have approximately 2,009 smiles to share, but might double that number if the right mood strikes me.

I will not accumulate 2,009 e-mails in my Inbox like I did in 2008. And 2007.

I will share 2,009 hugs in the new year. That’s 5.5 hugs every day, but the tally includes people and stuffed animals.

I will blow 2,009 bubbles, either with gum or soap.

I have adjusted my exercise goals to bicycle 2,009 miles this year, and do three times that number of sit-ups.

I refuse to say, “Cold enough for ya?” at any point in 2009.

I will not Google Kiefer Sutherland, Zachary Levi, Alan Rickman, Terrance Howard, Liam Neeson, or Christian Kane 2,009 times next year. Probably more like 1,372.

I want 2,009 soldiers a week to return safely from the Middle East until they are all home for good.

I know of 2,009 recipes that include kale and will cook each one of them.

I think it’s possible to express love in at least 2,009 ways, some of which may be unspoken.

I can reduce the speed at which I drive by an accumulation of 2,009 mph. Even 10 mph over adds up.

I fully anticipate eating 2,009 pieces of chocolate over the next 365 days. On the Dove package, it says five pieces equal one serving. Yay!

I promise my husband 2,009 kisses.

I have an additional 2,009 seconds each day to read instead of watching T.V.

I can’t imagine checking the Intrepid Media boards 2,009 times over the course of 365 days. Probably more like 2,481.

I will speak 2,009 more positive statements than negative ones.

I hope not to hear about Sarah Palin, Jennifer Aniston, or Angelina Jolie for the 2,009th time, but if one them sports a baby belly, we all will suffer.

I suppose you expected exactly 2,009 items on this list. I'm sorry you might be disappointed.

I would like to sprinkle 2,009 crystals of fairy dust over you and wish you that many wonderful moments next year.


Tracey likes to shake things up and then take the lid off. She also likes to keep the peace, especially in a safe, fuzzy place. Writer, editor, producer, yogini, ('cause yoger or yogor simply doesn't work) by day, rabid WordsWithFriends and DrawSomething! player by night. You can follow her on Twitter: @traceylkelley or @tkyogaforyou

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sandra thompson
12.29.08 @ 7:55a

I'm pretty sure I can do the hugs, but the rest of it is prolly not within my grasp. BUT I will TRY!

juli mccarthy
12.30.08 @ 10:38a

I just want to know how you're going ot keep track of all these things.

adam kraemer
12.30.08 @ 11:21a

I double-dog-dare you to count smiles.

And I'm glad I read this before making my own list. I nearly also promised your husband 2,009 kisses. That would have been awkward.


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