It’s been a pretty amazing year for me here in the ‘Peg. This blog has turned out to be one of the neatest things I’ve done in a long time. And while I’ve lost my two fellow bloggers (Laurel moved to be closer to her family in August, and Aaron recently took a job out of province), it’s my goal to keep the blog going here for the foreseeable future. Anyone interested in guest posting?
Anyway, since the end of the year is the perfect time for lists, and in particular, lists of resolutions, I decided to put some thought into what I’d like to do in 2010 here in my adopted hometown.
- Try the hot chocolate at Constance Popp Chocolatiers… I’m told it’s spectacular!
- Go skating on the world’s longest naturally-frozen skating trail, a.k.a. The River Trail.
- Go to Grand Beach, apparently one of the best beaches in the world!
- Do Part 2 of the search for Winnipeg’s Best Imperial Cookie with Laurel when she visits in February during Festival du Voyageur
- Go to the Farmer’s Market more often
- Start backyard composting
- Explore the Exchange District
- Go to more concerts (looking forward to 2010: The Concert this weekend!)
- Patronize local businesses more often. Some recent neighbourhood discoveries include Sam’s Place and Sonya’s Family Restaurant (see an awesome write-up of Sonya’s at Breakfast in Winnipeg). The closure of McNally Robinson is yet another reminder to shop locally if local businesses matters to you! I’m going to try to make more of an effort this year to do that.
- Find a family doctor, dentist, and massage therapist – this one may prove the hardest. I found an optometrist close to my house who I really like, but my current doctor’s office is a 25-minute drive away and not really doing it for me. I have yet to find a dentist though I’ve got some leads. An RMT would be great, too! Any recommendations for these health professionals in East Kildonan?
Off the top of my head, those are just a few of the things I’d like to do over the next year. With any luck I’ll accomplish most of them and remember to report back this time next year. I’d love to hear others’ Winnipeg-related resolutions for 2010… please share in the comments!
With the year almost through, I want to give big props to my fellow Winnipeg bloggers — thanks for all the great reads this year. To everyone who’s commented at Winnipeg O’ My Heart, I appreciate your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas. You’ve all provided an excellent orientation to this fine city. I wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2010!