New Year’s revisited

Last week, I mentioned that I not only don’t make lists of New Year resolutions, but couldn’t think of anything specific to add to one, even if I did.  Under the heading “A Day Late & a Dollar Short,” however, I’ve thought of a few I really would like to keep!

:tsspp I resolve to remember to write 2012 on all of my checks & correspondence instead of 2011.  Yeah, this is a tricky one, & I’m betting it will take me a while to get it right.

:tsspp  I resolve to read at least one, but hopefully more of Jessica Andersen’s “NightKeepers” novels—the ones about the Mayan prediction that the Apocalypse will hit on 12/12/12.  I mean, how cool is that?  I love Jessica’s books, but haven’t gotten to these yet, even though I’ve been telling myself forever that I would read them before 2012.  And if that prediction comes true, it’s not like I’ll get the chance to do it in 2013, right? :reindeer  If there are any other 2012 Apocalypse romances out there, I might look into some of those, too…before it’s too late! :brr

:tsspp  I resolve to not get quite so annoyed at The Kittehs when they sleep in front of the TV or knock things off my dressers.  It’s pointless, frankly—cats are gonna do what cats are gonna do.  And no matter how worked up or frustrated I let myself get, it’s not going to change anything. (See above:  cats are gonna do…)  The smarter thing to do would be not putting anything on the dressers that’s going to break when they do knock it off & realize that 99% of the time, whatever I’m “watching” when they decide to nap in front of the television is probably a repeat, anyway, & at least I can still hear it.  There—I feel like a better person already. :icecube

:tsspp  And last but not least, I resolve to buy even more toilet paper.  Yes, it’s true, I already have quite a stockpile going…all White Cloud Green Earth brand, because it is made of 100% recycled fibers – no new trees have died to wipe my butt!  But having Photobucketjust watched “The End” episode of Supernatural & having it reiterated that toilet paper will be more precious than gold when The End actually comes—possibly as early as 12/12/12—just makes me want to load up on more.  Repeat after me, girls & boys:  You can never have too much toilet paper.  And that, my Darlings, is statement you can take to the bank.  At least once the Zombie Apocalypse strikes.

And that just about does it for me.  Actual goals/resolutions in place for 2012.  Whew, I feel better.

So how about you?  Not that the ball has dropped [insert Beavis & Butthead snicker here] & you’ve heard about other people’s highfalutin’ New Year’s Resolutions, have you come up with any of your own?  Maybe even just “buy more toilet paper”? :pumpkin


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  1. Jessica Lemmon says:

    I haven’t made NY Resolutions yet, didnt’ really feel the need. I’m already pursuing several of my goals w/o them written down. Go figure. Speaking of figure, I did lose 23 lbs. in 2011, yay me! :booby Vegan diets are the bomb. I still eat cookies, chips and drink beer. And I shrank. Wait – okay, you got me, I do have a resolution to start MOVING. :turkey Exercise. Work out.

    Blah (not my fave thing) And I’m going to start… tomorrow. :houhoh

    I did recently see that episode of SuperNatural!!! Good luck w/your TP hoarding! :newyear

    • Heidi says:

      I am so proud of you! Weight loss or not, the vegan diet is awesome. I wish I had your skill & stick-to-it-iveness. I eat very little meat as it is, but I’d totally go all the way if I didn’t hate to cook/prepare meals so much. :pilgrim

      And I’ve got one word for you on the exercise thing: treadmill. Loved mine! Miss it. Want another desperately! Walking is an awesome way to get moving, & you can read while you’re doing it! :skate

      If I could use two words: exercise bike. More specifically: air bike. Love mine & I get to watch TV/movies while I’m on it. A small tip if you look into them…go for one that has the arm handle thingies (that’s the scientific term for them, btw) so you can be working out your arms/upper body while you’re peddling.

      Oh, & Tae Bo is great, too, if you don’t have room (or money) for equipment. I’ve got a couple different versions & can tell you about them, if you want; I definitely prefer some over others. But all you need is a TV, DVD player, & space to move around. Great cardio, & w/ resistance bands, it counts as a weight workout, too. :reindeer2

      Good luck!

      • Jessica Lemmon says:

        Thank you, thank you!!! It was no easy task, and I’ll admit, it took a MAJOR overhaul in my pantry and habits to make it work. :gobble But, I appreciate your pride, and bask in it. YAY.

        Yeah…I have Tae Bo and Zumba. And P90X. Just need to get my arse in gear and y’know DO IT. :turkey My plan is to put a cabinet downstairs (where the TV/DVDs are) and stock it w/workout clothes, shoes, bottles of water. That way, if I’m walking by I can change and do it RIGHT THEN. Believe it or not, it only takes me walking upstairs to shrug it off and be like – MEH, I’ll do it later. :butt

  2. Laura J. says:

    I don’t really like to call them resolutions, but I tend to make (and later quit) them anyway. (don’t know what else to call them…goals to me kind of indicates an end and I don’t want to end some of these)

    1) To be greener (this one I have no intention of quitting)
    2) To learn something new as often as possible. So far so good on this one thanks to Pinterest!! (which has lead to ways to be greener also)
    3) To complain less and feel blessed more. It’s all in the attitude!!! I most likely won’t completely stop complaining, but I do want to keep a more optimistic/positive attitude.

    One that I kind of make each year, but is usually the first to drop is be more organized. I always start out, but some how loose it by January 10th. I keep making that one though and maybe one day it will take!

    • Heidi says:

      I think that’s a great list! And, yeah, I’m with you…convenient to stick a few things on a list at the start of the year & call them resolutions, but they’re pretty much items I’d be working on, anyway. :santa

      See the above t.p. pic…100% recycled fibers, best t.p. ever! Can be a little hard to find (except around Earth Day in April), but totally worth the hunt!

      And if you get yourself organized, please consider coming over here to help me straighten up. Seriously, it’s possible 2012 will be the year I’m crushed by the piles in my office. :houhoh

  3. Mary Kirkland says:

    You already know I don’t make resolutions. lol We’ve been over this already. But I’ve seen that episode of supernatural and might just start hoarding more toilet paper too….one can never be too careful when it comes to the comfort of butt wiping.

    • Heidi says:

      Hey, me neither…not really. These are kinda fun ones, & the hardest thing I have to do to keep them is A.) find the 2012 books B.) move them closer to the top of my main TBR pile C.) read!

      Actually, that’s beginning to sound like a lot of work. LOL :hohoho

  4. Heidi says:

    I hope you guys realize that the pic of the t.p….not from the internet, not taken on my cell phone at the store. That is an actual pic from my actual supply of t.p. in my actual bathroom.

    I kid you not. I take this sort of thing very seriously, which is why I just about died laughing when Chuck reiterated my point on “The End”/Supernatural. See! See! When the apocalypse (or unexpected company) comes, you’ll be *glad* I stocked up! :butt

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