Saturday, December 29, 2012

Almost a New Year...

Goodbye 2012.

Hello 2013.

When I was little my grandfather would always ask me what my New Year's Resolutions were going to be.  I usually just wrote down the same things every year.  You nice, not to fight too much, lose weight. Now that I'm older I wonder do I really NEED to make a list of Resolutions.  I mean I think I've changed enough...maybe it's time for some other's to do the changing.  Know what I mean?

I have always put down on my list to lose weight.  What is wrong with how I am?  My clothes fit me.  I'm a LOT smaller than I use to be.  One of my neighbor's even said to me the other night that I was "really looking good".  Okay, so he's an 82 year old man.  But he said it! lol

Be nice?  Ummmm... i am nice.  I let people ahead of me in line, I bring grocery carts back to the store for elderly ladies.  I listen to my friends, I do things (a lot) of things for my family.  AND most important of all I share my car with my 17 year old daughter.  If that's not being nice I don't know what nice is...and the car sharing also brings a LOT of patience with it. 

The only fighting I really do is with the number of blankets i have on my bed, or the temperature in my car.  Well, okay, the radio volume too.  Said teenager and her freinds like to listen to "One Directions" as levels that are not safe for my mature eardrums.  But I figured that out!  Before I start the car I make sure that the radio is turned off!  That way I don't get blown away from beautiful singing of Louis and Liam. 

I could be more organized in the New Year.  But what good would that do.  I mean I could have everything in it's place, but then I wouldn't have anything to organize or put away. So nope.  Not going to write that one down.  Besides a Crafter's Room is her paradise, her domain.  Her inner sanctuary.  Okay, I'm kidding you.  I don't think I can work in a clean room.  It needs to be a little bit messy in here.  And just to let you know...even if it a little messy (or a lot) i still know where EVERYTHING is.

Trying new things for the New Year?  Okay, I'm open to that one.  I LOVE to try new things.  And one thing that I would love to perfect is my Chicken Tikka Massala Recipe.  I'm SOOOO close to having it right.  Dh even says it's close.  And that what I make is good.  But I want it to be spot on. I ventured out to the Indian Grocery about two weeks ago and asked the owner for the Fenningreek Leaves that I NEEDED for my recipe.  I told him what I was making and how long I've been trying to perfect it.  He told that he didn't even know how to make it.  That made me wonder...shouldn't he know how to cook some dishes if he owns an Indian Grocery?  So that people like me can come in and ask questions?

I could go on and on about what I could do.  But what could other's do?  Well in all honesty i just spent about 20 minutes typing things that could be done around the house to make us all happier.  But I decided to delete it.  Why should I be the one to tell them what needs to be done.  They need to figure out on there own. Right?

So I sort of rambled on about my Resolutions for 2013.  I think there's only one thing to write...

My New Year's Resolution for 2013 is simple.

Be happy.

Nothing more.

Nothing less. 




Oh, and to get back on my diet!