Did I do it?

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas. We are taking a pit stop between Maryland and Vermont so I thought I'd pull out my New year's Resolutions from last year and see how I did.

Here they are...

1. Drink More Water Sounds like a no-brainer, so this is the resolution I'm most likely NOT to break. My sister has a book that says we should drink 2 gallons of water a day!!! That's alot of trips to the bathroom for the old Jillster, but I'm going to try to drink at least 8 glasses a day, and have better looking skin, less headaches, more energy and be in a better mood!!! My life is going to change, and it's all because I'll be drinking more water.

Okay...onto the next one.

2. Make some money. Both kids are in school, so the heat is on for momma to bring in some moola. As you know, my husband has me set up with a new business. We're still putting the finishing touches on it, but you WILL be getting details very soon. Will I break the resolution to bring in money? I certainly hope not, and I think my husband would love me so much more if I were bringing home the bacon AND frying it up it a pan.

3. Stop buying cheap crap I have a closet full of low budget purses that I picked up at Target and Old Navy. They give me a quick thrill because I love getting designer knock offs that I read about in Lucky Magazine, but the novelty ends quickly and the bags fall apart. Then I'm left with more clutter. I am going to make a concerted effort to buy good quality, classic pieces, that will last for years. This will be a toughie.

4. Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. I'll admit. I think bad things. Like when someone is driving 20 miles an hour in the fast lane, I'll size them up and think, "What the f-ck are you doing you ugly red neck??" Or, I'll wake up and think. "I have so much g-d damn laundry to do. I'm so buried." From now on, when I'm thinking hostile thoughts, I'll replace them with upbeat positive ones, such as; "That unfortunate fellow. He must have done poorly in Driver's Ed. What a pity. And I really like the mud flaps on his 1978 Camaro. What a stylish chap." Or, "How lucky I am that I am healthy and, able to clean toilets, wash and fold laundry, mop the floors and take out the trash! I'm a very fortunate woman."

If I can keep this resolution I will be a ray of sunshine, who will brighten the lives of all I meet.

And finally...

5. Hold my tongue. I am a reactor. When something sets me off, I respond...INSTANTLY. From now on, I'm going to count to five, THINK and then take action, if necessary. And I will remember the words of the Greek philosopher, Epictetus

"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."

Since I'm going to break them anyway, I might as go hog wild. Here goes...in addition to my list, I'm going to workout everyday and become a hard body. I'm going to work at a soup kitchen every Saturday and go to church every Sunday. I'm going to learn French. I'm going to keep my house spotless and make wild passionate love to my husband every night, AFTER I cook him a gourmet meal. I'm going to sew my own curtains....to be continued...

HAPPY 2009!!!

Sooo...which ones did I do? Which ones did I break? What do you think?

While you're guessing, I'll be busy making my 2010 resolutions. Catch y'all later.


Dr Zibbs said...

I think everyone needs to add "get it on more"

And I do agree w the drink more water thing for most people but I think I'm one of those people that has that condition where they drink TOO much water.

3 Men and a Lady said...

I need to drink more water, too, but I just can't

Pearls To Hide My Neck said...

Sounds about like my yearly list. Basically, I say the same thing each year and by Feb 1st have broken every resolution without fail.
I am only having one this year. I am going to quit buying "stuff." I'm tired of all the clutter and the hubby's complaints about where the money goes.
We really must talk about the business you will be doing. I am in the process of starting a little side venture too. Should be interesting lol.

Oh My Goddess said...

I thought we were supposed to make the list only to break it?

Drinking water counts??


Mrs. K said...

I think all taurus people are reactors :)

Preppy 101 said...

Love this post, as always!! xoxo

The Mrs. said...

I love your list. I am making mine too along with a special project! Stay tuned! Dying to know what the business is, I work for So Luxe part time as a sales rep and I really like it! The cheap crap is part of my new years resolution as well. I am over cheap stuff!

Jaina said...

I did it backwards, so I already know the answers. I'm still finalizing my goals for the year. But hey, when you start regularly drinking extra water your bladder eventually adapts and you have to pee less ;)

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