|photo by Carlos N. Molina--Paper Art|
Most years I don't make any resolutions; I never keep them, so why go through the motions simply because a new year has begun?
But maybe I should. Maybe I should make some resolutions, but reasonable ones, so there's a possibility the changes will stick.
1. I will try and alternate dark chocolate with milk chocolate. I know eating dark chocolate results in some health benefits. In fact, when I was in my late teens, I preferred dark chocolate and for some unknown reason, I switched to the less healthier variety. So when I pop a blue-foil wrapped Dove or two into my mouth, I'll try and give equal time to the red-wrapped ones...
|photo by lisaargiris|
2. I will try and stop making snarky comments about pain-in-the-butt people. Okay, scratch that one. There is no way I can corral my snarkiness. Sorry.
|photo by Linda Cronin|
3. I will get my eyebrows waxed on a regular basis. Eight bucks is not a big deal, and my Nazi Eyebrow-Archer does a much better job than I can do with tweezers. Why do I end up thinking of it as an annual event?
4. I will slow down when it comes to the accelerator. Recently, I found that the hold-your-breath-until-you-pass-by-the-officer-shooting-radar technique does not always work. Since I am not a cardiac surgeon, I am never heading to an emergency. I need to ease off the gas a bit.
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(It looks like Viggo the Piggo is going to have some company!)
5. I am going to find a way to "treat" myself that does not involve potatoes or pizza or hot chocolate. I have not figured what would be good alternatives, but I'm hoping to discover the key to controlling what goes into my mouth.
6. I'm going to write more. Today I was at the library, picked out four DVDs, and then put them back. I need to write tonight, and do report cards over the weekend, so no time to watch movies. And since this is my "warm up" writing, to get my fingers into the right groove, good night...And have a great time--either in a quiet or rowdy way--celebrating the start of a new year.
What are your resolutions for 2011?