I Resolve...To Get Through The Year

How are your New Year resolutions going? I read an article entitled New Year, New Me! in a magazine recently, apparently oblivious to the fact that most of us just want to see out this covid crisis without any disasters befalling our family and friends.  Any self-improvement regime feels surplus to requirements.

In a normal year I have committed most of the seven deadly sins - lust, gluttony, greed, laziness, wrath, envy and pride - in the course of just a couple of days over Christmas and come January I feel the need to make amends. Not this year, though, although God knows I am in dire need of some self-discipline when it comes self-improvement.

I haven't been to a hairdresser's for months and have inexpertly chopped at my locks with a pair of blunt scissors. Thank goodness for home hair dye or I would look like a grey sheep that has been shorn by a blind man. I have eaten too much cake and chocolate (no change there on any year!) and have started bingeing on TV series in a bid to take my mind off anything virus-related.

I don't know why I bother about resolutions in a normal year. I know that if I make six New Year resolutions in January, by February all six will have fallen by the wayside. I have hardly visited a shop since the covid crisis began so maybe I could resolve not to spend so much on online shopping and forego snapping up books and strange quirky items that catch my eye. Yes, I could definitely do that - apart from the books which are as necessary to me as breathing. And those little ear-rings in the shape of a cat are so cute…

So I'll make a resolution for us all. Get through the year without major trauma and welcome 2022 a stronger and better person. Good luck, everyone.

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If you're a cat lover you  might like this book written by my grumpy diva of a cat: Not So Sweet Toffee


  1. I just looked at your Facebook page and now I'm following it. Thanks. I've always loved your take on the world around you.

    You should see my hair. It's as white as snow, but it was white as snow before the pandemic too. LOL

  2. I never make resolutions. I like the idea of being able to start things at any time. Last April I started walking regularly. Still doing it. But if I had made a resolution, it wouldn't have lasted a week.

  3. I'm with Liz. But I agree that surviving is key right now. Ugh... Be well!

  4. I never make resolutions, but I am going to try losing the 20kg I was supposed to have lost last year.

  5. I gave up on resolutions years ago. I choose a focus word now, but I don't do much better with that. I hope you have a happy and healthy new year. XO

  6. We all need a dose of good luck. :) Stay safe, sane, sheltered, and supplied, my dear.