Saturday, December 30, 2006

New Year's Resolutions

All my life, I have diligently made New Year's Resolutions, and all my life I have broken every one in the first week of the New Year. They have always gone somthing like this:

1. I resolve to lose all the weight I need to lose, in the next year. (This one always led the list, and was the first one broken).

2. I am not going to be so hard on myself all the time. (Then why, pray tell, have I resolved to punish myself with a diet?)

3. I am not going to be as impatient with the kids. (OK, this one got easier to keep as the years went on and the kids moved out of the house. snrk.)

4. I am not going to let my mother get to me this year, no matter how long she stays or how many times she sticks her nose into my business and my cooking.

5. I am going to suck it up and realize that I am in a dead-end job, and that's all there is to it. ( This one never worked. After I had been back at work 15 minutes, I was grinding my teeth and thinking of my boss as the neanderthal that he was. In 15 years, I had 7 different bosses, and they were pretty much interchangeable.)

6. I am going to organize the house, once and for all. (HAhahahahahahaha!)

But, why go on? It's too depressing. I'm not going to subject myself to resolutions that I already know I won't keep. It will be more fun to sit back and watch other people struggle with theirs, and fail.

I can sympathize while I'm laughing.

15 comments:

claude said...

Good for you! Resolutions are for other people! ;)
Happy New Year and lots of laughter

susan said...

I guess I should just copy this over and post it because it pretty much looks like my list always does...sigh...

Maybe I should just skip it too!

Happy New Year!

dot said...

Betty, I'm so confused as to who you are. Please tell me how you fit into the Powell family.

Annie said...

Hi Betty, and happy new year to you. I usually only make resolutions that I've made before and haven't kept. figuring that the old adage "try, try again" might be words to live by. Tomorrow morning I really do plan to post one or two resolutions but I might not ever tell if I don't keep them.

Dirk_Star said...

Now that was funny!

Good post, made me laugh.

Happy New Year!

Peggy said...

I used to make resolutions, but I realized that I was once again, setting myself up for failure. Why should I do that to myself?

If I HAD to make one I'd resolve to laugh more this year. That'll do for me.

Happy New Year Betty!

dot said...

Happy New Year Betty!

Joy Des Jardins said...

Nope, no way....no resolutions made here. I'm already in the Guinness Book of World Records for "most times someone has broken their New Year's resolutions."

I've learned to spread the guilt throughout the entire year. Have a great first day of this new one Betty.

her indoors said...

happy new year Betty, i am with you there i dont make any new year resolutions, hugs from me to you x

Betty said...

Dot, I'm confused most of the time. But, I do know I'm not related to the Powell family.

Chancy said...

How about this one

I resolve to never again make any "New Years resolutions"

dot said...

Are you teasing me? Surely you are a Powell with that wit!

John said...

I'm with 'chancy'. Happy new year Betty.

Newt said...

Here's a resolution that is easy to keep: Read more. :-) That's the only one I made this year.

Maya's Granny said...

Isn't it amazing how much easier it gets to be patient with the kids once they've grown up and moved out?