Entries tagged with “holidays”.

Keep it simple.  Yes that’s right; keep the resolutions simple and easy.  It’s the perfect solution to keeping the resolution.

Don’t say you are going to lose 20 pounds; make it five.  Don’t go to the gym and run five miles around the track, make it one mile of a pleasant walk to your Ipod; in other words, climb the mole hills not the mountains.

You could also make the resolution to say hello to people more often or to comment on how nice they look; ok, so they don’t look nice.  Be an “Eddie Haskell” and lie.  The next day they very well may look nicer because you made them notice how they look.  Make a resolution to make others feel good about themselves.

Clean out one drawer a month; get rid of all those clothes you didn’t wear in the last year (someone could really use them – except for those special things that you’ve had since high school); take a different route to work to experience the other side of the street and put away $20 a month in a safe place.

The best part is when next year rolls around you will be $240.00 richer and you can tell everyone you kept your resolutions!

Happy New Year Everyone!

It happens every year.  Christmas happens.  Everyone leaves and I’m left like a deer in headlights.  Which way do I go?  What do I do now?  I just spent the last five days joking and singing caroles and making food, and more food and more food.  Good food, no, “Great food”!  Foods I haven’t made since last Christmas.

I have this pang in my heart and tears in my eyes as I watch my daughter Meg, do the “Nini Wave” good-bye one last time as she turns towards the bus station and disappears into the building.  What happens to me now?  Do I just go back to – work?  Does this Christmas get filed like all the rest of the Christmases past as a “Christmas Memory”.  The answer is yes.

Our family is crazy to say the least.  We love movies; we live movies.  Movie quotes pop up in our conversations all the time.  This would be the time that I take the penny out of my pocket like Christopher Reeves in “Somewhere in Time” and go back to reality.