New Year, New Me?

The other day Pig-farmer asked me if I had made my resolutions.  At that time, I was delighting in post-Christmas quiet while pouring myself a mug of coffee.  I gave him my very best, scariest, don’t-mess-with-me look.  BubblesWhat the heck? I mean, I was still walking around the house getting pieces of wrapping paper and tape stuck to my socks. The baskets of laundry the boys brought home with them were still over-flowing and trying to co-mingle with the new Christmas items despite my efforts to beat them back. But, he had planted a seed.  Made me think about what I should be doing to correct my wild and woolly ways.

I do like the thought of a crisp, new year with crisp, new calendar pages. Turning over a new leaf. Fresh starts. So, of course, I plan to lose weight, exercise, eat healthily, drink more water, save money, organize my house, and keep it spotless.  At least for a day or two in 2016.  But none of those will happen on the same day.  I promise.  Now, how’s that for refreshing honesty?

I see value in considering the future and goal-setting over drifting along. However, my life rarely tends to follow any plans or even drift. It often gets the steering wheel stuck a little shy of centered with the throttle wide open. I just hang on and roll with where I land, looking for something to enjoy.

That said, I plan to enjoy 2016.  Care to join me?

Thank you to all my JustMaketheCoffee readers!  I haven’t given up blogging. Just took a needed reprieve.  I raise my coffee mug to you and 2016.

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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26 Responses to New Year, New Me?

  1. Wendy says:

    Count me IN!
    I love the imagery of the wrapping paper tape.

  2. I love to make goals, but it’s mostly because I like making lists. I forget about them soon after. Your comment about drinking water prompted me to fill two quart jars with the intent to drink them today. My chiropractor is convinced it’s the best start to good health. I could give up sugar but that’s sounds awful.

    • My sister is doing a 30-day sugar-free challenge. I’m frightened! Lists … they sometimes help clear a frazzled mind, don’t you think? Even if I don’t do anything else. Glad to hear from you. Hope you’re well.

  3. Happy New Year! Yes, let’s enjoy. 😊

  4. Diane in Wis says:

    I love the picture on your header ….and love that kitty!!! I also love your honesty! May 2016 be a wonderful year for you and yours!

  5. Cindy H says:

    I’m in! Happy New Year!

  6. Judy says:

    I feel your gift wrap pain; or at least my dog , Lucy, does. Apparently she ate more then just the deviled egg salad.
    She has been leaving gift wrapped poop for us. Happy New Year. Looking forward to fresh starts and new adventures.

  7. Kim says:

    Happy New Year to you and your family!! I really enjoy your blog and observations. 😉

  8. And a raised coffee mug right back at you! Happy New a Year to you and yours. Pat that gorgeous kitty for me please 😃

  9. And a raised coffee mug right back at you! HNY to you and yours and please pat that kitty for me 😃

  10. You have the same aspirations as me!! He he he ! We will do well. Maybe more coffee in 2016! We can do that! c

  11. Clink! Here’s to coffee, 2016 and reading your blog.

  12. says:

    Enjoyed the imagery of your life with the steering wheel stuck in wide open.

  13. A toast to you for 2016! From a former country girl who now lives in the city who still enjoys your posts.

  14. pattisj says:

    I like your “resolution.”

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