Lots of good prompts on this week’s Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop, but I’m going with the obvious – New Year’s Resolutions.
1.) Gain 10 pounds. Gosh, it’s so hard to keep my weight up where it needs to be – I must be working out too often again. It’s so frustrating trying to find clothes that fit when my waist is this tiny.
2.) Find a new hobby. Since I don’t work and the cook, nanny, maid, and gardener take care of everything around the house I need something to fill my long, dull days.
3.) Select a worthy recipient for all this extra scholarship money. My son has been awarded so many generous scholarships that they far exceed the cost of tuition, room, board, and books. I want to share our good fortune.
4.) Learn to speak fluent Italian. This will come in so handy since my loving husband has booked a month-long vacation in Italy to celebrate our anniversary this summer.
5.) Stop being so vain. The time and money I spend on manicures, pedicures, facials, spray-tanning, highlights, and other beauty treatments is quite embarrassing. I’m keeping my weekly massage appointment, though – there’s no reason I should be deprived of that.
Oh, I was supposed to make resolutions for my REAL life, not my fantasy life? Well, I really prefer the fantasy version, but here goes:
1.) Lose A LOT of weight. The last time I weighed this much I was about to go into labor.
2.) Come to terms with the fact that unless I can add about four hours to every day I am NEVER going to get everything done.
3.) Fill out the Financial Aid Forms and sprinkle them with holy water, then scope out the best deals on student loans.
4.) Be thankful I can still string words into a sentence in English (most days anyway) and pray we get to take a vacation at all this year.
5.) Get highlights – warm, subtle, Sarah Palin highlights. And talk my neurosurgeon into letting me get a massage.