Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Because I Don't Have Enough Pains in My Butt to Worry About

It’s that time of year. When many of us propose to make these life-changing commitments with the changing of the annual calendar. I used to make resolutions every year. Then I stopped. But the past few years I’ve started again.

I accomplished one of my resolutions from last year. I seem to be on a roll! So I’m making some more, just for fun and/or self-torture. It’s what life’s all about, right?

Get back to church. This was a resolution last year, and we were going every week for most of the year. But then we slacked off in September, so I’m not counting this as accomplished. And before anyone goes off about how organized religion is a bunch of crap, I diligently sought out a no-bull, Bible believing church. No church is going to suit you perfectly unless you start it yourself, which I’m too lazy (and too dumb) to do. Despite various faults of this or that denomination, I staunchly back the concept that Christian fellowship time is better than no Christian fellowship time.

Start working out again. After many years of high impact workouts (Jazzercize, kickboxing, Tae-Bo and Turbo Jam), my knees have been giving me problems. I can’t jump and spring about and forcefully kick imaginary foes in the chops anymore without seriously paying for it in my lower joints. It sucks, because I love the feeling of power and control that these workouts give me. But alas! Youth is wasted on the young! I did start getting in to the fabulous midsectional challenges of bellydancing this past year (much to some of my friends’ amusement – shut up, Nelly), but it too fell by the wayside. I plan to get back into that again – I’m much too young to feel this dang old. Not to mention the Hub loves an hourglass girl :).

Try not to punch out any lemmings. With the presidential nomination races heading into full swing here in the very near future, this will be my most challenging resolution. Wish me luck.

Only 3 resolutions, but these should keep me plenty challenged, especially that last one.

Happy New Year!


Coffeypot said...

Going back to church is good. I might do it again one day. Maybe if God needs some sage advice, I can give him a hand. I just can’t stand the hierocracy of the Sunday Christians. But as far as the libs go, swing away.

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Anonymous said...

Hey, This is ocean with a new name. Sounds like a plan to me :) I never make resolutions anymore. I fail miserablely(how u spell that)everytime. Maybe I should have just left that word off. Happy New Year!
May the new year flood your home with happiness,your heart with love, your life with fulfillment, your soul with strength, your body with good health,your mind with wisdom...and your computer with lots of ram !

Spin_Doc1 said...

Keep me posted. I am going to lose 12 lbs this year.

Anonymous said...

I wish you the best on your resolutions. I don't do them anymore.

Jody said...

Well good luck with these - especially that last one. We're church shopping. Been Methodist most of my life. Girls get nothing out of the local - games and videos mostly. Non-denom evangelical we tried yesterday was too contemporary. I fought my instinct to run out. Stayed and enjoyed the sermon. Praying for guidance and patience.