Tuesday, December 28, 2010

You Say You Want A Resolution...

No one says it better than Calvin. While I am not fond of the idea of creating a list for myself every year that I am doomed to abandon within thirty days, I find myself setting expectations just the same.

However, I am not waiting for the stroke of midnight this Friday to begin...today is the day! Carpe diem! There is no time like the present! This is going to require a significant amount of coffee, as it is too early in the day for wine, but here we go.

Today is dedicated to actually creating and striving to maintain that ever-elusive budget. Somebody get Barack on the phone, ask him to please speak to the powers-that-be and see if they can keep Frosted Flakes at the same price for at least two weeks in a row so I can fake myself into delusions of success.

Today is the day Pilates-guru Mari Windsor and I reacquaint ourselves with one another and I obtain the Daisy Fuentes body I know God wants me to have (on a 5' 2" frame.) I will be longer, leaner, stronger, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. It's gonna be great. And according to this photo, I'll also become a sea-nymph. Indeed, life is good.

Today is the day I peruse the web to find great deals on the Le Creuset cookware collection I have desired for too many years to count. I am confident tuna casserole transforms to a delectable masterpiece of succulent delight when served in a beautiful Le Creuset. And what gets blown in the budget for the cookware will be made up with casseroles instead of roast beef for three months. Hey, we all have to sacrifice.

So far, this is all I've got. Will it change the world? Probably not. I am sure I will come up with something a bit more profound by New Year's Eve, but for now, it's a start.

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy all your new pursuits! I, too, am planning on some changes coming up--especially in regards to our finances. And, might I add, while researching Le Creuset, also check out Staub and read the comparisons. I ended up with a Staub even though Creuset was my dream and I am sooooo happy I did. (and I would buy the Le Creuset or Staub BEFORE you work on the new budget--then it will be fait accompli and you can create the new budget with a boeuf bourguinon roasting in the oven--comfort food waiting for the uncomfortable process to come.)


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