Monday, January 5

Resolution Smesolution

For the year 2008 I made 3 resolutions. I gave myself a year to complete them, thinking that this would be a more realistic goal. Number 1, lose 15 pounds. Number 2, quit smoking. Number 3, crawl out of some of our growing credit card debt. So there I was, cruising along, doing pretty damn well. I quit smoking in July, one down. While I hadn't lost 15 pounds, I was on a healthy un-slump myself track and making slow but steady progress, and while we were not "debt-free" by any means, we were better off. Then the damn Ice Storm of 08' hit and everything went to shit. First, four days into being homeless and rootless I commanded Dennis to get me a pack of Parliament Lights or I would kill him. Then the pipes burst, flooding the house, rendering my treadmill powerless and covered under boxes and my scale somewhere, probably water logged and therefore no longer a reliable source. When the pipes burst and I had my little mini-nervous breakdown with tears streaming down my face my husband decided that the only thing to make me feel better would be to surprise me with a fabulously expensive 5 night trip to St. Thomas. So he grabbed the credit card, hit the travel agent and we leave in 9 days. Resolution #3, down the toilet. So here it is 2009, and I am back where I was at this time last year. So I give myself the same resolutions, and maybe this year I will have better luck? Here's hoping!


My Semblance of Sanity said...

Copying is the greatest form of flattery! (Even though, technically you DIDN'T copy!!

Theresa said...

So sorry to hear about 2008...but it's a new year. Isn't it great!

The OHM worked for me...I guess the counting calories was what I really needed to do.

You can try it again. I stand on the sidelines and be your cheerleader.


Karen said...

You quit smoking for 6 solid months?!?! That is so great! You can do it again!!!

Suzy said...

Yes, but now you'll have a shiny new house to accomplish all your '09 goals in!
Have an umbrella drink for me!

Anonymous said...

I was watching the Travel Channel yesterday and the program was Carribean islands...ENJOY your St. Thomas vacation.
Way to go Dennis!!(Maybe leave the butts at home?)
Carol B.

Amy said...

I'm with Suzy...and Anonymous. You'll get to relax and forget about all that other stuff for a while and then come home and move forward to having a better-just-the-way-you-want-it house.

Oh, bring me back the little umbrella from the drink your having for Suzy...I just love those little umbrellas, don't you?

Just think, warm sandy beaches, clear blue as the sky tubs, spa treatments...sigh...have fun!!

Kirsten said...

Thanks you guys, I will have a great time. Drink for Suzy, check. Umbrella for Amy, check. :-)