The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

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.

photo by sewingamelie by liebesgut

(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?


  1. Thank you for the healthy laugh this morning. We could be soul sisters. I too have to do report cards this weekend, even though I've been off all week. Forty personal, positive comments, personal and positive! Sometimes I repeat myself :)

  2. Hi Sioux, your post about your license was so funny. Yes, I did check my license. Wow, I'm good until 2016. What a comforting thought. Yes, I've made some goals, but I do it for each month. My success record is higher this way. One continuous goal, though, is to de-clutter, both materially and spiritually. Getting rid of "stuff" that hinders me. May 2011 be your best year ever as a writer, teacher,etc. etc. etc.

  3. Linda--I'm worse. I've been off for almost two weeks, and now the deadline is breathing down my neck. I only have 25, but I also had to grade and enter assignments for my reading kiddos, which I did earlier this week.

    Barb---Yes, decluttering is one of my unwritten-about resolutions. I am ready for the material part; I'm still holding onto the spiritual clutter, but will try...

  4. Hi Sioux,

    Thanks for your kind comments and your visit. Boy do they grow up so fast! I have two that are now out of the house, 22 and 21, and it seems like just yesterday they were babes!

    Wishing you good luck with all of your wonderfully zany resolutions!
    And from the bottom of my heart I thank you for being a Teacher as I know how hard you work and what a difference you make for our Great Nation!


  5. This made me smile, really big! I'm so glad they are your resolutions and not mine because for each one, I realized that there was no way I could stick with them. Not one of them. Not even for one day!

  6. My resolutions? To improve my writing and hopefully get paid for it eventually. :) Oh, I'd really like to lose a few pounds too!

    Happy New Year!

  7. Got such a laugh out of the dark chocolate, which I too gag down for health purposes. The suffering! And then I tell myself that milk chocolate contains dark chocolate, so I just need to eat more to get the equivalent health benefits.

  8. You are so funny! Snarky comments?? How come I never hear any of them? Do I still not know the REAL you?! No resolutions for me...just dreams and plans!


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