At the time, close to midnight on December 31, they seemed like such good intentions. Eat less sugar, exercise more, spend less time online and watching movies…oh, and write a really inspirational blog post for the new year.
But we all know about that paved road.
I decided on January 1 that the best way to set the stage for the new year and my list of optimistic goals was to do a little house cleaning, starting with the kitchen. Right away, I cut my left thumb badly while rinsing out an empty dog food can. Now on any given day, a thumb may not warrant much consideration, but mine, stinging with pain and gushing like a newly discovered oil well in Texas, had my full attention.
After a fumbling attempt at applying one of those Band-Aids made especially for finger wounds, I retreated, along with my useless thumb, to the sofa in front of the television-where over the course of the next few hours, I managed to watch about a dozen episodes of Ghost Hunters, wipe out half of the candy that filled my Christmas stocking, and do nothing more in the way of exercise than unwrap one piece of chocolate after another. And as for writing an inspiring new year’s blog post? My awkwardly bandaged thumb made it too hard to type. (The fact that I was scared out of my wits while suffering from an extreme sugar high didn’t help either.)
Not exactly the stellar start to 2013 that I’d planned.
Today, my thumb is much better. Most of my candy is gone. Snow is in the forecast (shoveling snow=exercise) and in just a few seconds, I’ll hit the Publish button. So my resolutions, it would seem, are not a lost cause, after all.
(Anyone know when Valentine’s Day candy goes on sale? Just kidding!)
A belated Happy New Year’s, my dear readers! I’m looking forward to keeping in touch with all of you this year!