Saturday, January 2, 2010
So I have a love hate relationship with New Years...as I do with most things.
I LOVE the idea of a fresh start and 365 new days full of possibility.
I HATE the pressureof having to make a resolution to better myself or others or the world. I really don’tunderstand the concept of starting a whole brand new year off setting yourself up for
failure and disappointment. I could resolve to lose weight and blow some hard earned
cash on a gym membership that will sit idle in my wallet tucked snugly beside all my
“points” cards. Or better yet I could resolve to quite drinking...now that’s just crazy talk.
Why does it have to be a “resolution?” When I looked the word up, one of the meanings
-The mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose.
As a mother of four I have been in several mental states and as far as “firmness”
goes there really isn’t any of that left anywhere. So this year I have decided not to make
any New Years “Resolutions”, instead I am making New Years “Try”..or “Wish”...ore
even a New Years “Give it a Whirl”...
Heres my list...(well sort of a list)
1)For New Years I am going to TRY and have more patients...for those who “TRY” my
patients...and if I fail...well at least I TRIED...And if you switch those letters up you
get...TIRED...that’s why I failed, cause I’m TIRED. Oh how I “WISH” I could get more
sleep...That’s it, my New Years “WISH”...I think I will “GIVE IT A WHIRL”...
There... resolutions done! Not quite sure what they are, but I know I have been
totally uncommitted and did not set myself up for any type of failure that can lead to self
loathing that ultimately leads to the emptying of an entire tub of Rocky Road...Oh my
word I have just saved myself 5 pounds! Another success, I am on a roll.
Besides, as far as I am concerned... I did ok last year why can’t I just celebrate
I took care of my family...(especiall my hub's..wink wink...), helped others, gave to charity, lived Green, held the door for old ladies and hot men. What more can a girl do?
I TRY...and have TRIED...and I am TIRED!
So go forth this New Year and just be FABULOUS in all you do. CHEERS
1 ounce Vodka
1 ounce Blueberry Liqueur
3 ounce pink grapefruit juice
1 ounce white grape juice
Shake all ingredients well with ice and serve with a slice of...a personal mantra...”I am a
good person, I like me...”