Monday, December 31, 2007

Those darn resolutions...

Why do we make New Year's Resolutions anyway? Why not Arbor day resolutions? Cinqo De Mayo resolutions? I figure it's to make our hangovers feel even worse when we break them in the first few hours of New Year's Day.

So this year, I'm going to survive THIS particular Monday by being VERY careful about my personal new year's resolutions. Here they are.

1) I resolve not to give in to George Clooney. Sorry, George. You're a wonderful guy but it wouldn't work between us. Sigh.

2) I resolve to not buy a new shampoo until I've finished the old one. That way I won't feature in a headline screaming "New England writer killed by landslide from her own bathroom cabinet. Husband presses wrongful death lawsuit against Revlon".

3) I will not read/watch/glance at anything involving anyone with the last name of Spears.

4) I will let my eyebrows fill in. (I was told to do this, since I apparently overpluck. Who knew?)

5) Once a week I will turn on the radio and listen to something by an artist I haven't heard of. I will do so with a bottle of aspirin and earplugs if necessary, but at least if I'm asked what I think of "Nuts and Bolts in a Tin Can"'s latest release, I will know the group.

6) I will water my plants before they droop and gag harshly.

7) I will never forget to get my coffee ready last thing at night. (Mornings tend to be ugly when this happens.)

8) I will remember that eBay is a financial black hole that swallows money. I do NOT need more than one Timmy Woods purse.

9) I will attempt to learn how to use my new iPod, thus losing my i-virginity. If this fails, I will at least design my own skin for it so it looks like I know how to use it.

10) I will try to tell important people in my life how much they matter. I shall ignore my kid's groan, my husband's casual grin and my friends' rolling eyes. Don't care. You matter? You're gonna hear it., you reading this... You MATTER!!! A lot! And I wish you a wonderful New Year with buckets of love and happiness!

So there we are. I've already kept one resolution...what are yours?
( did sort of flunk one of 'em though. George? Call me, honey - maybe we can work something out...)


Ciana Stone said...

I LOVE your resolutions (particularly the one you retracted about George). I haven't come up with any because I forget them the next day and then in July when I DO remember I feel bad that I haven't held to any. So, this year I'm playing it safe and resolving to Enjoy Each Day.

It's gonna be an exciting year!!

Big hugs and the happiest of happy for the New Year!

Julianne said...

I usually make the resolution to not make any resolutions. haha
That way I don't feel guilty when I break one. I know that's the easy way out, but hey, what can I say. I like your resolutions Sahara. And Ci, yours is a good one too. So I will make one, for the hussy in me. I will resolve to get what I want.

Sally Painter said...

ROFLMAO! Sahara! You are so funny and YOU MATTER, Babe! Hussy Hugs.

The last lesson my guru taught me before she moved away was to reassess my life regularly. I tagged New Year's as the time to do this.

So I list all the things I've done over the past year such as being a member of the such and such organization, etc. and assess which ones are actually serving me. Meaning are they taking me down the path I want to go? If they aren't, then I get rid of them as of January 1.

I've been doing this for the past 5 years and it has really helped keep me from getting creatively and otherwise distracted and chasing a path that takes me away from my real goals. (Thanks Sid! You taught me well!)


Nicole Austin said...

Great resolutions, Sahara! Umm...I tend not to make them so I don't have to sweat it when I break them. LOL!

Happy New Year!

NathalieGray said...

I have only one resolution: rule the galaxy!!