As for 2009...good riddance.
I have started my resolutions two months early, eating better, working out (15 pounds gone bye-bye!), getting out of the house (and the state), camping, cutting my smoking in half, etc. I figure that way it'll seem more impressive if I'm actually following through on my resolutions by the end of January, heh!
For now, I have a party to look forward to, less to ring out 2009 than to welcome in 2010. I will be silly, possibly loud, likely a bit inebriated, and among many friends. When I recover, sometime in the late afternoon of January 1st, I'll clean up the house and sit down to start writing. I've had a bad dream swirling around in my head for more than a decade and it's about time I put it down on paper...or rather on the computer screen, using a ton of notes on paper, so I guess it's already on paper, just as a super-rough draft.
Anyway, everyone have a safe and happy new year!