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Have a Smashing New Year!

>> Monday, January 3, 2011

Merry (Belated) Christmas!

Everyone have a nice Christmas season? Us too, once we got over the barf marathon. It’s really hard to blog when you’re spending hours of quality time with the toilet bowl. Sorry, TMI. It could have been worse, though. I could have said, “What’s up, Chuck?”

On a happier note…Happy New Year! Anyone make any resolutions? Can’t say that I got that far this year—all three days of it. Hmm. I don’t suppose it bodes well for the upcoming year if I am already running late! No matter. The standard resolutions—lose weight, exercise more, eat healthy, blah, blah, blah…probably not gonna happen. Would I like to do these things? Sure, but I’m trying to be a realist. If it hasn’t happened up until now, it’s not likely to start anytime soon. If Jenny Craig shows up on my doorstep and offers to be my personal fitness trainer, I might reconsider.

I guess you could say I’ve resolved not to make resolutions.  I prefer to call them “this-isn’t-set-in-stone-but-it-would-be-really-neat-o-if-I-happen-to-make-it-happen declarations.” Life is too short to stress out over the what-ifs and could’ve-beens. I am an expert stresser-outer. I know what I’m talking about.

So here’s a few “declarations” for 2011, just off the top of my head:
  • Write, write, write. Even if it’s garbage, write. Even when I don’t feel like it, write. Even if I have to do a few all-nighters, write.
  • Blog more often. Do you know how many blog post ideas have gone through my head and never made it to the page? What a waste of perfectly good randomness.
  • Finish my 2009 scrapbook and start my 2010 scrapbook. Never mind all of those other years prior to 2009. No stressing, remember?
  • Replace less than three broken household items a month.

OK, that last one wasn’t really even a declaration. I guess it was just a fleeting wish. Just today Monkey Boy broke the second coffee pot in a week’s time. This one only lasted a few days! Something about the sound of breaking glass or pulverizing a poor, innocent appliance is just beyond appealing to him.

Well that’s just smashing.


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