Happy New Year Resolutions!

calvinMerry Christmas and Happy New Year Gentle Readers!

I hope that all of you have had a wonderful holiday and are ten pounds heavier. Now what are you going to do with your new year? Personally I am a fan of resolutions. They give me the sense of a “fresh start” to the new year and I love the possibility of bettering yourself no matter your age. Because, guys, you know I am thirty now…

So my personal resolutions are as follows:

1.) Floss More – Now this was a resolution late in coming, specifically last night. I flossed and do you know why? Because I was inspired by the new year and that inspiration manifested itself in a thrall of flossing. What happened was a scene of gore and mayhem. It looked like Butterbean had pummeled my face for a good half hour. One should not have such a bleeding, fragile mouth. And so I RESOLVED to fix this. I need to floss more to build up my gum muscles so I suppose in a way you could say my resolution is to work out. My gums.

2.) Read More – I used to read like a fish. Don’t ask, this phrase works in my head. Reading has always been a critical part of my life, since I learned how to read as a wee lass. In fact, reading was a part of my life before I could personally pick up a book. My father read to me every night before bed, such classics as Rabbit’s New Rug, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and specifically a story he made up about a mermaid. But I feel in the past couple of years reading has fallen by the wayside in favor of less stimulating media, though thankfully I have not fallen to the ranks of being a “Honey Boo Boo” viewer. I want to reclaim my reading persona and so thusly I proclaim! I am a reader!

3.) Begin to Remove Animal Products from My Diet – So I have been an on again / off again vegetarian since High School. I am wading into the waters of becoming an on-again… again. You know what it takes? It takes me watching a food documentary or two, about slaughter house practices and vaganism and then poof! Watch me abstain from meat for a couple of years. Or I will pet a cow in Scotland, a beautiful chestnut long haired cow with big wet eyes and charming horns. And then again, poof! I am a vegetarian. Now I do not know how far down the rabbit hole I will fall this time, but I have decided to cut any unnecessary and easily omitted animal products. This has already begun with almond milk instead of dairy and a vegan butter alternative. Mock me if you will, but that adorable scottish cow will haunt your dreams.

And so we enter into a new year with all earnestness, a clean slate and the will to improve. What are you doing to better thyself?


4 responses to “Happy New Year Resolutions!

  1. Wait a second…. In point number three, you mentioned something about watching a documentary about slaughter house practices and “vaganism?” I think those movies would be in different sections of the video rental store…. Hehe!

    I like all of your resolutions. Personally, I never floss… unless I have something stuck in my teeth. I would also like to read more. I do read, but being stuck inside the universe of “Game of Thrones” is so demanding. Sometimes I think I’ll never finish… I am on book four though! Eating less animal products is a good one too, but I don’t think milking a cow and turning it into cheese ever offended any bovines. Less meat though, there’s one I’ve tried before and wished I’d actually stuck to. Actually, I had a vegetarian meal tonight and was eating it as I read your blog!

    For me, my resolution is to go to the gym three times per week. Cliche, I know. But I want to be able to hike or snorkel for hours this summer without feeling like I need to take a nap or vomit half-way in between.

    • I am reading Game of Thrones as well! I figure that is an easy and enjoyable way to renter the reading world. I will keep some of the drier stuff postponed until I am in a reading rhythm. Did I say vaganism? Yes that would be behind the little swinging doors wouldn’t it? 🙂

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