This morning while I was doing my bed, a thought hit me out of the gray. The sun was not out yet, so it was still gray. I had not done any resolutions at all. But the next second, I went on to realize the routine for my mornings. Boy, was it difficult to get out of bed. So bloody cold! I promised to myself not to use that word again, because when I looked it up on Webster, it said that it was a crude expression. But I remember my English neighbor using it often, and it sounded good. Besides I cannot find another word to substitute. Do not want to use profanity. For me profanity is the expression of lack of imagination. There is a lot of that in my brain. Let me go back to the subject at hand. Told you, ADD.
I bundled up enough for a visit to the North Pole, just to go out and get the newspaper. I said North and not South, because I think it is closer. But now that I think about it, do you think the South Pole might be just a bit warmer, after all is in the south. Just kidding. Then, proceeded to make coffee, have my glass of water before I take anything (my mother used to say that it is like flushing your system before you add more stuff), then went on to prepare my plantain to boil, and finally after I had my delicious 1/4 cup of coffee, sat down to read the newspaper. I cannot remember anything memorable, except the cartoons, one of them in particular, Pickles, where Pearl (the wife) tells Earl (the little old man) that he must dress up before he can go out with her. They are not going to the dollar store, they are going to Wal-Mart. Dress a bit more upscale, she said. Now that is memorable. Have to remember that next time I go to Wal-Mart.
Now, finally about the infamous resolutions…I started, as you can see on the picture above, (click on it to see a larger image) but my mind went totally blank. It is as if someone tells you that you will be granted three wishes, so go ahead and name them. It is kind of scary. I think there is a lot of pressure on this business of resolutions. How about if I take a few months, perhaps to make sure I know what is it that I want to accomplish or change. By then, half of the year will have gone by and half of the stress will be gone. I don’t have the foggiest idea of what I want to do or have materialized in 2011. I am still going through the things I thought I wanted since I was seven or so. Now, that ravishing little boy I used to have a crush on, oh well, now probably he has grandkids and has a donut protruding out of the middle section of his upper body, or maybe he has hit the recycling bin already. That was bad. I have to stop now, I am laughing so hard that I am crying.
Shall I continue with the resolution business…I think not. It is too complicated and the stress is a killer. Let me resolve to finish this day, watch my novelas and maybe tomorrow I will feel better about this thing.
This was a hard one.
Your Happy Contessa