Auld Lang Syne

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I looked that up: Auld Lang Syne means “days gone bye” or “long, long ago.” I really don’t think one year is “long, long ago” but in reviewing the past 365 days, it could be “long, long ago” … But, it seems that the older I get, the faster time flies. 

I always dread New Year’s Eve. Not because it brings back bad memories of  ”days gone bye,” but because it means I have to face the fact that I have once again kept absolutely none of my New Year’s resolutions from the year before. I am still overweight, don’t exercise enough, have read far fewer books than I’d planned and did not take up belly-dancing…The last resolution because of the first two resolutions I didn’t keep.

So this year I’ve decided on a new (year’s) plan of action.

I will only make up resolutions that I know I will absolutely keep…and here they are:

  • I will watch Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show at least three times a week.
  • I will spoil my grandchildren whenever possible.
  • I will eat pizza at least twice a month.
  • I will cry at silly sentimental movies, including, but not limited to, Must Love Dogs, Chocolat, You’ve Got Mail, Something’s Gotta Give and It’s A Wonderful Life.
  • I will again grin like an idiot should I run into Bruce Springsteen or any other celebrity.
  • I will profoundly profess my fear of dead creatures in and around my property.
  • I will sneak a piece of chocolate at least once a day (but since I’m the only one who lives here, I don’t know why I have to sneak it.)
  • I will juggle at least ten games of Scrabble online at all times.
  • I will go back to NJ to visit my family and friends at least four times.
  • I will decorate my house for every holiday except Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t really have any Valentine’s Day decorations and I’m not Irish.
  • I will forget to call my parents every week.
  • I will fool around on Facebook several times a day.
  • I will thank the MOTNSO for all the nice things he does for me. (Sometimes I forget so that’s a little on the edge.)
  • I will play mindless games on the computer for hours before I get into bed…to watch Craig Ferguson.
  • I will vow to lose weight and then go out to breakfast, lunch and dinner all in the same day. And have an ice cream cone somewhere, too. And maybe a snack.

And things I will not do:

  • I will  not clean off my desk.
  • I will not clean out my closet.
  • I will not recycle my cooking magazines.
  • I will not walk at least six times a week.
  • I will not drink more than three cups of coffee a day.
  • I will not take up belly-dancing.
  • I will not make up any more resolutions because I can never keep them anyway.

Happy 2011…may it be a year filled with peace, joy, happiness, prosperity and good health…and a year that you manage to achieve the goals you set for yourself, unlike some people I know.

 Click on the link below and enjoy a video of “Auld Lang Syne”…

Auld Lang Syne

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One Response to Auld Lang Syne

  1. Roseann McFadden Clavelli says:

    Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day – so you should definitely decorate. However, some of us are lucky to be Irish every day!!

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