3..2..1..HAPPY HOOHAW! (Happy New Year!)
Now, lets just cut straight to the kosher deli, shall we?RESOLUTIONS
We all make em. And sometimes, we break em.
And you know what? That's ok, Cookie. It happens!
It's tough to make a million big changes all at once. It's like trying to bake 15 pies while wearing roller skates while balancing a tray of spinning dreidels while trying to not knock over a house of cards held together by vintage mint dental floss.
1. an expression of opinion or intention
2. a determination or an act of resolving course of action
3. something we do once a year to try & make up for the fact that we've eaten WAY too much cheese
I say, start with very small goals
Teenie tiny ones, maybe the size of a squirrels upper lip. Mini goals, that are easy to keep. Like, cleaning up as you cook. Putting your keys in the same place when you walk into the house. Or, remembering to try and not eat the waxed fruit
. No matter how good it looks. It's just not going to be real this time.
Anyways, after you get into the habit of making some small changes, it'll be easier to turn up the dial and make some bigger resolutions to stick to.
Here are a few of my own, personal resolutions, if you're looking for some focused inspiration in 2012.
- NO MORE EATING AFTER 10pm
I don't know about you, but eating late at night gives me kookoobingbong dreams. Dreams where I'm wearing a bathing suit & eating tuna sandwiches on a rollercoaster. Or singing Country songs at a Karaoke club with Anne Murray at a five star resort in the Bahamas. (Matching outfits)
- LEARN SOMETHING NEW
Fencing. Cake decorating. Spanish. Woodworking. Refrigerator Repair. Crank Calling. Synchronized Nose whistling. Raisin Making. Jazzercise from the 1980's. Catch my drift? Just. Keep. Learning.
- GET YOUR HEART PUMPING
This could obviously be interpreted two different ways.
1) Exercise. 2) Watching endless re-runs of
Peter Mansbridge on The National until you're cross eyed.
- MAKE MORE LISTS
To-do lists. Grocery lists. Xmas Lists. Resolution lists. Lists about pants. Lists about your favourite lists.
- STOP CALLING ANNE MURRAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
Seriously. The woman needs to rest.
- PUT UP THOSE SHELVES ALREADY
They've been sitting there longer than the Great Wall of China.
- NO MORE FORCE FEEDING PEOPLE
Take NO for an answer. When they tell you they're full, they're actually full
. Even if you think they're too skinny. Even if they still look hungry. Like REALLY hungry. My goodness do they look hungry. How's about just a small bite of chicken. No? What about a peanut.
It's just ONE PEANUT! COME ON!
- GET RID OF MY SECURITY BLANKET
Yes. That's right, world. I'm older than your grandma, and I still have a binky. Don't judge me. It makes me happy.
All I can do is MY BEST
with these promises.
Remember, the most important part of any resolution, is just the effort in trying to make a positive change.
And, making sure your bag matches with your eye shadow.
Wishing you all a Hoohaw of a Year in 2012.
Now, honestly,..do you want this peanut?? It's DELICIOUS.