New Year’s Resolution

Anyone can make a New Year’s Resolution on January 1st.  I usually make some sort of half assed resolution that I forget about in a matter of days, if not hours.  I’m pretty sure the reason is that most resolutions are about self-deprivation, and who likes to deprive themselves of things they enjoy?  I’d like to lose weight, but that would mean depriving myself of chocolate chip cookies, french toast, and candy.  There are those annoyingly self-disciplined people who say, “You don’t have to deprive yourself of cookies, just eat one or two.”  What those perfect people don’t get is that I’m not satisfied with chocolate chip cookies until I’ve eaten 1/4 of the cookie dough before the first batch has come out of the oven, and that I MUST test a cookie from each batch to make sure it passes quality control.  Once all the cookies are baked, I need to have at least 3 with my cup of tea.  See how that works?  Satisfaction comes after about a dozen cookies.  So, the hell with that resolution.

This year, I decided to change tactics and come up with some resolutions that I could enjoy, but that would still be self improvement.  They include learning to knit, learning to create and interpret astrological birth charts, and to start doing more active things such as hiking.  My first resolution, and a long time goal of mine, was to start writing a blog.  Many people have been encouraging me to write.  I like to write, but it’s not an easy thing to put yourself out there by expressing your opinions and ideas.  People will disagree with me, some will take offense, some will take it personally, and hopefully some will relate and enjoy.  I’ve had a million ideas for blog posts running through my head.  Being the disorganized person that I am, I haven’t written down a single idea.  However, I think someone, somewhere, said something like, “You can’t get down the road unless you take the first step.”  Or something kind of like that.  So, this is the first step.

This blog doesn’t really have a theme.  Mostly, it will be based on my thoughts and observations of every day situations.   If you choose to read it, I hope you enjoy!


8 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolution

  1. As always, written with a flair for description…You definitely have Grandpa’s wit, wisdom and humor. He would be so proud. I sure am. Actually, I’m sure I have all those same qualities (winks eye)

  2. Don’t feel bad, I not only taste test my own cookies, but girl scout cookies, marketing cookies, and pretty much anything that calls itself “cookie”. I have a zero tolerance for cookies in our house, I eat them until there are zero left.

  3. It is definitely in the genes because your great-grandfather had the same wit and ability to turn an ordinary event into a great story. I’m thrilled that you are carrying on the tradition

  4. Good for ya for putting yourself out there! I am interested in the astrology stuff especially, b/c it’s something that has always interested me, however, I have only ever examined my own birth sign. Seems like Sagittariusses such as myself get a bad rap. A cartoon I watched Adventure Time yesterday intimated that we Sags were no good:
    (on how to approach a girl who you were crushing on: “ask her- what’s your sign- if she says saggitarius, run the other direction!!” 😦

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