Tuesday, January 02, 2007


My New Year’s resolutions are a bit late because I haven’t been able to keep the first one…and I did want to have ten but I’m just not that resolute.

I read somewhere that the tradition of New Year's Resolutions was inherited from the ancient Babylonians, who believed that what a person did on the first day of the New Year would affect the entire year. Apparently, the most popular resolution at that time was to return borrowed farm equipment. And here’s me thinking they were a bunch of decadent whores…

With a suitable holier-than-thou expression:

I bring you my Resolutions:
  • I will not procrastinate
  • I will stop dieting (and before you keel over laughing, I've been dieting all my life so how come I'm now fatter than I've ever been, eh?)
  • I will learn to do housework
  • I will prepare my lessons more than fifteen minutes in advance (oops, better get cracking)
  • I will defrost the freezer
  • I will not involve kitchen knives, boiling oil (even if it's olive), nutcrackers and my absent husband in the same fantasy
  • I will return that Massey Ferguson combine harvester I've had in the garage for six months

There we go. Sorted.


Open Grove Claudia said...

hmmmm.... I don't remember what I did the first day of this year. Isn't that sad? Gosh I hope what I don't remember doesn't impact my whole year.

I enjoyed your resolutions - very wise.

Happy New Year

Gigi said...

well, Claudia - as long as you remembered to return the farm equipment, I'm sure everything will be fine!

angela said...

In everything except the combine harvester you could be me!
Now who can I borrow a combine harvester from?

Gigi said...

I've got one...:-)

blueVicar said...

And see you're already well on your way! Once stated, you don't actually have to DO them, do you?

But you've served as a good example. I'll try...

Be it resolved that I will always...; no that's not right, never....

Well, I'll keep thinking about them...maybe it'll be 2008 pretty soon and I can just start over!

Meilleurs voeux!!