Rethinking my New Year’s resolutions

hows it going

I must have slept through February because I glanced at my calendar this morning and was horrified to discover it is almost March! Did we have February this year?

The natural progression of that line of thought was to review progress on my Big 3 New Year’s resolutions. I read that four out of five people will abandon their ambitious resolutions by mid-February. In fact, a third won’t even make it to the end of January. I was feeling all smug and self-satisfied because I’m pretty sure I kept mine…for a full 3-1/2 days. Continue reading

Here come da judge!

judging

I can’t believe she would do that!  Look what she’s’ wearing – what was she thinking??  Euoo, look at that piece of junk she’s driving. (Someone actually said that to my face which made me decide to drive my piece of junk for another 16 years!)  She’s such an overbearing person,and I’m a bore. Ugg, my hair looks hideous today.  I am ugly. I drive an old car.  I should die.

Oh my gosh.  Does it never end?  This ceaseless judgement we cast on ourselves as well as others is sickening especially in an election year when the politicians and world leaders become the megaphone for the diety. Trust me – none  of us are safe from the judgmental scrutiny of ourselves and others.
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Jones: Party of one

party

In only hours 2015 will be but a memory and a brand New Year will be launched.

Tonight I’ll be avoiding all people, parties and primping – opting instead I’ll bundle up in my sweats with two dogs and a cat in front of the fire.  We will be watching a delicious new Netflix series entitled “Harper’s Island.”

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Move the sofa; change your life

more moving

See?  I’m a lot like an award winning actress. Since I was a wee little child, I have felt a burning need to rearrange my life starting with the furniture.

At first I was only compelled to start “The Big Shove” as I’ve come to think of it, to the first few hours after a trip of more than two or three hours.

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Burn baby burn

partie

My very own little Mayberry is enjoying a flurry of Christmas parties and neighbors are exchanging lovely gifts of cookies and quick breads.  What’s a girl to do if she’s been fighting the middle age frump since she was 28 years old and getting through the rest of the month without monumental weight gain will be challenging?

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