2013 Resolutions, 3 of 10 and 4 of 10
3. Friends and family – shrink the time between contacts (varies by person). I'm busier, so I have less time. But I value family and friends all the more, so I have tried harder. I'm glad this is a resolution because it's a useful reminder to invest in these relationships, since no matter how important they are to me I find they often slip through the cracks. Grade: C.
4. House – finish the dining room, and start on the guest room and the master bedroom. Dining room's coming along, master bedroom's deferred, and guest room is a real source of embarrassment. Apologies to those guests we housed who had to co-exist with our kids' scooters, our brooms, and our coat rack. I assure you we will do better in 2014 there, if only because it's impossible for us to do worse. Grade: C.