I don't make New Year's Resolutions. Some years I don't really go into a new year with specific goals. My only goal for 2017 was that it not be like 2016. That was for personal reasons which I don't really care to discuss here. My goals for 2018 are to trim my personal spending(which I actually started doing last year),stop drinking energy drinks(which I actually stopped sometime in mid-December),read more books,force myself to get to work earlier consistently and to stop listening to Republican talk radio. So far,I have been successful in all of those endeavors and my life is better because of it. My general attitude is much improved too. If I fall short on any of those goals this year,I'll report back here and own it. Another goal is to take my 80 year old mother to visit her 68 year old brother in Dothan,Alabama. My mother has middle stage dementia and her brother has early stage dementia. There may not be many opportunities left for them to spend time together. Shooting to make that trip next month or in March. My Civil War ancestor who served in the 40th Alabama Infantry is buried nearby in a cemetery in Covington County, Alabama. Wanna visit there too and pay my respects. That is a bucket list kinda thing.