Thursday, January 1, 2009
Close to Nowhere
I hereby resolve...
• As a person without any hint of willpower whatsoever, about the only New Year’s resolution I can keep is one I share with Milton Winter — not to make resolutions.
Several (many) years ago, we printed photos of folks and their New Year’s resolutions. Milton was the only one I asked who didn’t make a resolution — he said something to the effect about not keeping them, so why make them. But don’t quote me on that, as memory is not my strong suit.
I’ve made many resolutions over the years and surely, I’ve kept some of them. But a year is a long time! I have trouble with Lent and that’s only 40 days (remembering what I’ve given up for Lent or what I’ve resolved is often the problem!)
Watching the Jenny Craig commercials with Valerie Bertinelli is amusing — she doesn’t have to resolve to lose weight again this year. But they’re only showing a head shot. How do we know she’s kept it off again? And whatever happened to the other actress who was losing weight? Kirstie Allie hasn’t been in those commercials a long time. I’m betting Kirstie has the same willpower and memory problems that I have!
There are things that I can make resolutions for though — I can resolve to continue to worry. I’ve known several elderly ladies who worried continuously — calling themselves “crepe hangers.” (Hanging black crepe at a death used to be a common tradition.)
I can relate to that — I am a true “crepe hanger,” in the best tradition of elderly ladies! (No, I am not elderly — yet!)
I can resolve to spend more time sewing; more time in my sewing room; buy more fabric; hoard the fabric stash I already have and to acquire more quilting books and patterns.
I cannot resolve to finish everything I start. At this point in time, I’m guessing I have at least 15-20 quilts/projects started. I don’t even want to think about how many projects I have in the planning stages.
One of the “big” things I’m not going to resolve is to give up computer/video games!
My kids gave me a brand-new, my own personal Nintendo DS for Christmas (I’ve always played with one of my granddaughters’ before.)
And my friend Jane — who is also the person who addicted me to the computer game Zuma — gave me a game from the producers of Zuma, called Jewel Quest. All three of the games! And two Jewel Quest Solitaire games.
The Saturday after Christmas I sat in my sewing room, at my computer and played Jewel Quest the entire day!
I did make Hamburger Helper for supper.
Maybe that’s one more resolution not to keep — cooking is something else that’s fallen by the wayside...
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