Happy New Year

Friday, January 1, 2010
I hope everyone had a great Christmas break (though I'm sure some of you had more work and less of a break).

I toally raked in the bookstore gift cards at Christmas, and the hubby got me a Wii Fit Plus so I can get back into shape when I'm on maternity leave. I saw all of my famly, even the members who had to drive six hours through ice and snow to get here.

Our first winter storm of the season hit my house at 4pm on Christmas Eve, so we didn't get to attend our Christmas Eve service at church. The next morning, snow drifts piled up three to four feet in front of our garage, but one of my wonderful brothers came with a snow plow to clear our driveway.

New Years Eve was spent with friends. I got to play DD since I stayed sober. All in all, it was a good, restful break for me. I'm sure my baby can't complain about all the good eats I fed her--she just might come out as one big chocolate bar!

As you can see, I'm back again, ready to read and write blogs!!! But, honestly, who wants to start the year with some deep-thinking post? Not I. So...

It's joke time. Here's a little something from AhaJokes.com.

2004: I will read at least 20 good books a year.
2005: I will read at least 10 books a year.
2006: I will read 5 books a year.
2007: I will finish The Pelican Brief
2008: I will read some articles in the newspaper this year.
2009: I will read at least one article this year.
2010: I will try and finish the comics section this year.

2004: I will get my weight down below 180.
2005: I will watch my calories until I get below 190.
2006: I will follow my new diet religiously until I get below 200.
2007: I will try to develop a realistic attitude about my weight.
2008: I will work out 5 days a week.
2009: I will work out 3 days a week.
2010: I will try to drive past a gym at least once a week.

2004: I will not spend my money frivolously.
2005: I will pay off my bank loan promptly.
2006: I will pay off my bank loans promptly.
2007: I will be totally out of debt by 2008.
2008: I will begin making a strong effort to be out of debt by 2009.
2009: I will try to pay off the debt interest by 2010.
2010: I will try to be out of the country by 2011.

2007: I will try to be a better husband to Marge.
2008: I will not leave Marge.
2009: I will try for a reconciliation with Marge.
2010: I will try to be a better husband to Wanda.

2007: I will stop looking at other women.
2008: I will not get involved with Wanda.
2009: I will not let Wanda pressure me into another marriage.
2010: I will stop looking at other women.

2007: I will not let my boss push me around.
2008: I will not let my sadistic boss drive me to the point of suicide.
2009: I will stick up for my rights when my boss bullies me.
2010: I will tell Dr. Hodger and the group about my boss.

2007: I will not get upset when Charlie makes jokes about my baldness.
2008: I will not get annoyed when Charlie kids me about my toupee.
2009: I will not get angry when Charle tells the guys I wear a girdle.
2010: I will not speak to Charlie.

2007: I will not take a drink before 5:00 p.m.
2008: I will not touch the bottle before noon.
2009: I will not become a "problem drinker".
2010: I will not miss any AA meetings.

2007: I will see my dentist this year.
2008: I will have my cavities filled this year.
2009: I will have my root canal work done this year.
2010: I will get rid of my denture breath this year.

2007: I will go to church every Sunday.
2008: I will go to church as often as possible.
2009: I will set aside time each day for prayer and meditation.
2010: I will try to catch the late night sermonette on TV.


  1. (tossing confetti) Happy New Year Linda:) Our new arrival is posted on my blog. I'll spare you her labor story; it wasn't pretty.

  2. These were hilarious! My husband and I laughed out loud with some of them! Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year!!

    Welcome back and thanks for the funny, funny posts. :)

    2010 is a big year for you- may your days be filled with joy, wealth and good health. Cheers~

  4. Yay for driving 6 hours through the ice!!! :-)

  5. That list is hilarious! thanks for a bright moment--always appreciated. May your new year be fabulous!

  6. Molly - Congrats on the baby. He's a cutie. And thanks for not sharing the labor story just quite yet. I'm beginning to get nervous about that aspect of my pregnancy.

    Sherrinda - Happy New Year to you too. I loved you no-kissing blog fest!

    Nancy - Happy New Year. Thank you, thank you. I'm not sure if I'm quite ready for my 2010 business yet or not, but it's coming anyway, huh?!

    Katie Ann - You're so wonderful. Christmas wouldn't have been Christmas without your part of family showing up. Glad you made it home okay.

    Tricia - Happy New Year to you too! Hope yours went as plesantly peaceful as mine.

  7. You HAVE to let me know how you like that Wii fitness. I've heard good things and am thinking of trying it, too.

    Happy New Year!

  8. So far, I've only gone into the training plus part of Wii Fit. There's also yoga and aerobics, plus a few other things. But Training Plus has fun games.

    I'm totally addicted to this bumper ball game. You have to bump your hips to hit these balls that add up to 10. I have to hold onto my big belly as I do it to keep from unsettling the baby to too much, which usually makes me start giggling...which probably burns more calories than playing the actual game.