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THIS is why I don't do resolutions [Jan. 6th, 2008|10:19 pm]
spinthemoon
I meant it when I said I don't make resolutions. But, a couple of people on my friend's list are doing various and sundry versions of the "101 things in 1001 days" list, and It got me thinking about what my list would look like, if I ever managed my #1 thing of "stop procrastinating" and got around to figuring out what the other 100 things would be.

And that's all it took. I thought there might be something on the list around eating healthier, exercising, and becoming a size 8 for real, and lo and behold, I've put on six pounds.

I imagined that I'd probably have some goals around saving money, and that was enough to spark a bout of wanton consumerism (not to be confused with wonton consumerism) including - but not limited to - a new watch for Husband (as a belated Christmas present), a totally fabulous Joneswear plaid jacket, another totally fabulous Jones New York sweater, a real haircut for Middle Daughter in an actual styling salon, a ridiculously large tip for the stylist in said salon, the bribe I paid to Middle Daughter to get her to agree to cutting her hair, and not one but two (two!) pairs of clogs. Clogs.  Red clogs.

It crossed my mind that I'd have a section on the list for goals related to housekeeping. The house is now the messiest it's been since before new year's. I had a vague idea about decluttering, and brought home three pictures I found in my mom's attic.

Thank goodness I didn't actually make the list!
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[User Picture]From: wyckhurst
2008-01-07 05:20 am (UTC)
Haha, I do stuff like this. I think this shows that you are having an all-or-nothing feeling about these things. Meaning, instead of deciding you want to change one eating habit toward healthier, like, drinking more water, you are thinking about iminent deprivation so you are getting your last cramming in while you can. Same with shopping. Amirite? What would be more useful is perhaps making heartfelt goals. Like if you really WANTED to have the benefits of being hydrated, make a goal to drink x ounces of water a day. Then it's somthing you are DOING. Not something you are doing WITHOUT.

Sorry for the big pile of assvice. Honestly I think my comment was more for me. LOL
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2008-01-07 01:35 pm (UTC)
assvice! HA!! you kill me!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2008-01-09 05:04 pm (UTC)
I'm sure that's part of it. Although I think a big part of it is that I'm just contrary by nature, and don't like being told what to do, even when I'm the one doing the telling.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2008-01-07 01:36 pm (UTC)
This is why I simply made my resolution to 'be a better me'. However that comes about and twists and changes throughout the year will be good enough for me. I know all the things like drinking more water and being more organized and yadayadayada are what I want to do also. But a list is big, and intimidating. So mine is 1 thing long. And that's it. And I can do it. :)
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2008-01-09 05:05 pm (UTC)
I guess I could resolve to "be a better me", but in my case that's kind of like shooting fish in a barrel.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2008-01-10 01:19 am (UTC)
awwww, not really.
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[User Picture]From: saffirebleu
2008-01-09 06:35 am (UTC)
I just added you because we have mutual friends, I liked your profile (especially the part about not paying bills on time), and this entry made me laugh.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2008-01-09 05:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks - I friended you back!
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From: misty_bay
2008-01-10 03:15 am (UTC)

Ah-HEM.

Since Christmas, I've been so broke, I couldn't even afford the box the adorable red glogs came in. How about a pic to get me through this time? Or have the boy draw them?

I love Jones New York. Love them. (I don't know how to format, so just imagine the last one is in bold.)

My list of goals for the new year is written in the first page of the spanky new journal I was going to write in every day. That is under the pile of clothes I was going to donate, that's laying on my bureau, put there on New Years day.

It's safe to say, I'm over it.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2008-01-10 12:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Ah-HEM.

Apparently I bought clogs that don't exist, because I can't find a pic of them anywhere. They're Bare Traps and not entirely cloggy (the shape is not quite so rounded) but they don't have backs and they aren't flats, so they count.

I'm still toying with the idea of doing the 101 things thing, even though it strikes me as dangerous.
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