Yes, I made some resolutions. Albeit in the stillness and quietness of my mind. (Guffaw, ha, ha, ho, ho. Meaning, the mind ain’t still and quiet enough to have an enlightening conversation with myself most days. But still, I soldier on. In case anyone gets their long underwear in a bunch over my use of the phrase “soldier on”…please remember I’m married to a veteran. Of the U. S. Navy no less. So hush now.)
I digress. Once more. And no, I did not make that one of my resolutions. I will continue to use those words til the day my cold, dead hands have to be peeled from the keyboard. Good grief Charlie Brown what a picture.
No my resolutions go something like this:
1. Spend less time on the computer. (I mentioned in the title this one is holding because, if you’ve been visiting, you’ve seen I haven’t posted anything new and titillating for a few days now. Ahhhhh, willpower, isn’t it grand?)
Be less partisan. Oops. Didn’t realize I really wrote that. I am sorry to those who don’t appreciate my wit and satirical snark, but I seriously doubt I’ll ever be “less partisan.” Not going to happen in this lifetime. Especially, especially, especially with the Texas Governorship election coming up this year in which Wendy Davis has more than a snowball’s chance in Southtown (name that movie for an all-expenses paid trip to Siberia) of helping to turn Texas blue. And then, and then…my personal favorite…the remote possibility that we will have a, gasp, wait for it….FEMALE president here shortly. Ah, the sheer bliss of that thought. No names yet as I don’t want to jinx it. But CW has it that she’ll be someone known and dearly loved. Though, ironically, in 2007 I didn’t like her one itty, bitty, teensy, weensy, little bit. Couldn’t stand to be in the same room as her voice. What a difference a day or two makes.
So let’s amend #2, shall we? How about this? I resolve to spread sweetness and light and butterflies and bunnies and rainbows, all while holding on tightly to my partisan streak. There…covered the whole “kindness, love and compassion” angle while still being true to myself. Shakespeare really, REALLY knew what he was talking about. “To thine own self be true.” Right on dude.
Back to the list.
3. Stick to the new school schedule drawn up by the administrator’s/teacher’s/principal’s/head honcho’s/big kahuna’s spouse.
4. Do more yoga. (My hip hurts and needs to be stretched.)
5. Subtly, oh so subtly, change the diet of the household to slightly more healthy eatin’.
6. Love more, play more, laugh more, be more.
I think #6 about sums it up actually. Guess I just could have said that one and not have had a list. Cause the thing about lists is that I have to cross things off, otherwise I have little slips of paper stuck in annoying places all over my world. There’s nothing as satisfying as crossing the last thing off a list and then crumpling the paper and tossing it in the trash. Yes, I realize I’m a mite bit behind the times as most people, the cool ones anyway, put their lists on their Smartphone, their IPads, their IPhones, etc, etc, etc. But, as I’m a traditionalist (note, the newspaper post), I like pen and paper. Thank you very much.
So much more to say. Like all the crazy stuff happening around the world. But the triple shot, 1/2 caffe dark chocolate mocha with whip is now gone. The wisps of inspiration vanished into the air as well.
So that’s all for now. Until I feel strong enough to tackle current events. (Hats off to Ms. Klinginsmith!)
Have a gorgeous 2014.