Resolving to be Resolute

Where's my dinner???

It’s that time again. 

Time to start. Time to quit. Time to be better, time to do better. Time to laugh more, eat less, save more and quit kicking the dog.

It’s time to forgive ourselves for not meeting all our resolutions from last year. Time to take a priority stock and formulate a new and improved plan.

 Remember the little foil stars you got in school for meeting goals? Those stars motivated me. I am visually oriented in that way. I like to see my progress. When writing a novel I make a chart for my word count that I color in as I go. My To-Do list has little boxes to check off, too. I figure it worked in the first grade, so why not try this strategy again? Continue reading

The Ugly Fish

 Several years ago my husband came home from work with the ornament he won in a white elephant exchange. He was so pleased. He had the highest number so had his pick of all the ornaments. I was collecting stars at the time and was excited to add to my collection. Was is shimmery gold or intricately beaded? Whimsical or exquisite?  Perhaps handmade?

Well, it wasn’t a star at all. It was a fish. And a pinecone. A pinecone fish with oak leaf fins. Oh, and glitter. It was, and continues to be, hideous. Continue reading