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The new year and resolutions…

Happy New Year!catplaidhat

New Year Resolutions?
None for me!

I have made resolutions in the past.  I don’t remember what they were but I do remember that I didn’t keep them. So, now I just don’t make them so I don’t feel bad at the end of the year when I realize that I am a resolution failure.

That’s all I have to say on the subject!
Now on to other stuff.

I do reflect on the year gone by.
This year there are things I am happy about
and some things not so much.

Happy stuff…

  • time spent with friends
  • lots of time to read…76 books read in 2018
  • going to bed late and sleeping til nine or ten
  • started keeping a journal
  • organizing closets
  • finishing the kitchen…except for crown molding

Not so happy stuff

  • didn’t get the living room painted
  • decluttering still a work in progress
  • falling behind in all things blog related

About the blogs…I have been neglecting most everything blog related.

  • I apologize to all who have participated in the In Other Words challenge for not spending time with you. I do appreciate your writing and linking your poems and stories. Please forgive me.
  • I have also been negligent in responding to comments in general. I have no excuse. I just have not been making good use of my time when it comes to the computer.
  • I have not been to visit blogs I follow, and I am sorry. Again no excuse.
  • The most recent blogs were written in November and scheduled for December with the plan to update as the month progressed. Just didn’t happen.

One thing I have found in retirement is that the less you have to do the less you do. When I worked I made myself get other things done. In retirement, I tell myself I will do whatever needs to be done later. Of course, later never comes it just gets put on tomorrow’s to-do list.

Maybe I do have one resolution…






24 thoughts on “The new year and resolutions…

  1. For not responding to comments, it seems that Susannah Blanchi is doing that for your. 🙂

  2. My sister says in answer to why something hasn’t been done – that’s why God invented retirement. Enjoy retirement Patricia with Teddy and Jack, and Happy 2019 to you all.e

  3. I love that you read so many books. Me too. It’s the greatest delight of my life, to spend time with a book. You of course have furry friends to read to, convinced Teddy and Jack are well read too. Why else would they be so smart?

    Resolutions: made one to be happier and more truthful and loyal to the things that will make me so. I let much too much bother me that in the scheme of things, mean so little.

    I love your writing. It always uplifts and enlightens, and I thank you for it.

    Can’t wait for more Patriciaisms in the coming year.

    Your Friend

    1. I can’t imagine not enjoying books. One of the best things about retirement is having time to read all I want. As for Teddy and Jack…Teddy loves it when I read because he can sit with me and not be disturbed but Jack could care less.

      Your resolution is wonderful and is worth working toward everyday.

      Thank you for your kind words and encouragement, they mean a lot to me.

  4. I don’t do resolutions either. I am retired as well and do things when I feel like it. It works for me. I will admit there are things that need doing.

    Have a fabulous day and a happy new year. ♥

    1. I have to push myself because if I did things when I felt like it I would be a slug. I do have to say that I am enjoying retirement and though I liked what I did I don’t miss going to work.
      Happy 2019 to you and those you love.

  5. In retirement, there is no hurry to get things done, that’s my way of doing things and I am sticking with it. Resolutions, not for me, no way. I do my best with the capacity that I have, each and every day, at my age that’s enough for me.
    Happy New Year! May blessings of good health and happiness follow you through 2019.

    1. I doubt I do the best with the energy I have. I really can do much more than I actually do. I think it’s called laziness.
      Thank you for the good thoughts for my new year. May you have the same.

      1. I often speak so often tongue-in-cheek that I rarely bite my tongue anymore. As a 2nd generation American of two sets of Nordics, I have plenty of Depression in my DNA so I got myself infected with Wisenheimer’s disease in order to keep from being the death of the party.
        I enjoyed reading your comments in the thread, btw.

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