Tuesday, January 01, 2008

In Which We Find A New Year

Lewis Carrol said, "Begin at the beginning and go till you come to the end; then stop."

I remember when I was growing up, and a year seemed like such a looooooooong time. Summer vacation lasted forever. School vacation weeks dragged on and on. Somehow, when you grow up, the universe plays a nasty trick and time speeds up. Summer is over before you know it, a week goes by in the blink of an eye, and the only thing that drags on and on is winter in New England.

Last year as I sat and thought about what I wanted out of 2007, I decided that I didn't want to be a resolution failure. I didn't want to get to February and realize I already blew my resolutions. I used to resolve not to resolve anything.. but last year I came up with a new plan. I would resolve to do things that I couldn't fail at. Perfect.

I resolved to drink more beer. Check. In fact, I did such a great job with this, I think I'll keep it for another year. I resolved to keep on not smoking. Check. Keep on Blogging. Check. Keep on knitting. Check. Keep on being good to myself. Check (hey, how many hours did I spend at the hospital this year?!). Keep on Keeping on. Check. A banner year if I do say so myself.

In the spirit of resolutions I know I will be able to keep, I give you my resolutions for 2008:

1. I will NOT stab anyone
2. I will NOT sell my children to the gypsies no matter how tempted I am
3. I will Drink more beer
4. I will NOT get drunk at my SIL's wedding and make an arse out of myself
5. I will Drink more water. (I really do need to be better at this, especially when it's not hot out.. to keep my BP from crashing)
6. I will NOT run away and join the circus

I did briefly considering doing a 365 photo project, but I don't know if I can commit to taking one photo every day. I tried that last July and it was hard. I might do this next year instead.

Happy New Year!!!


Eryn said...

Those are fabulous resolutions. Good luck not selling the kids to the gypsies :P

tspwlv said...

I'm thinking if some gypsies showed up at my door on one of those days and offered me a decent price, I'd have to think about it pretty hard.

Awesome Abby said...

Such a pretty dog!!!!!