Tuesday, December 30, 2008

If I Never See Another Sugar Cookie, It Will Be Too Soon

But, I think I say that every year and, every year; I pig out on Christmas cookies for at least a solid week. This year was no different and my week of gluttony is officially over; it’s time to get back on the wagon.

So, yesterday, I started back on my exercise program and I’m here to tell you that the effort like to have killed me, dead. Honestly, the rate of decline in my strength and endurance after just one week was ridiculous and, granted, I am fighting a cold but, still; ridiculous.

Anyone care to guess what my New Year’s resolutions will consist of?

Exercise, obviously. Taking care of myself. Doing things for others.

All of which are very good things to do however, it’s not simply making and keeping resolutions that I plan to focus on in the upcoming year, instead I am going to focus on experiences; on trying new things and on taking more enjoyment from old things.

Things like spending more time with family and friends.

A return to Porch Night just as soon as the weather permits.

A trek to the Grand Canyon with the Girls, assuming we ever get off the waiting list and are granted a permit.

More dates with my husband and fewer evenings wasted on mundane chores that could wait for another time.

More time spent telling the people in my life how much I love them, how important they are to me and how grateful I am to know them.

More time playing with my children. More bubble blowing, slip’n’sliding, bug catching, Wii hoola-hooping, bike riding, swimming, making Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes on lazy Sunday mornings and more dancing around the kitchen like lunatics to the music on the radio (and, if you don’t think that we a do that already; you obviously haven’t been to my house).

Clearly, I am looking forward to 2009. It may throw some ugly at us. It may bathe us in happiness. Who knows? Part of the fun in life is not knowing what to expect.

Although, if I were a betting woman, I would lay odds in favor of another sugar cookie week right around this time, next year.

God willing.


  1. I was supossed to complete 12 miles Saturday morning. hmmmm, yeah . . . .

  2. I like the goals. Good luck!!