#318–New Year’s resolutions—not . . .


Keep up with reading matter

This pertains to newspapers, magazines, and other reading matter that comes through the mail on an almost daily basis. I did better this year; I got to the accumulating piles more often. But this is an area that still needs work.

Lose weight

Not so good. I actually gained weight. Now, I have even more to lose. Yuck!

Working in the yard is my main exercise.

Excercise regularly

Not so good. Basically, my only exercise was working in the yard. I did walk a lot when on the trip to Montana, Yellowstone, and Tetons.

New book

Yes, yes, yes! I got it done ahead of schedule. I wanted to have it ready for the September Florence Festival of Books, and I did! Yay!!!

Considering all four resolutions, I’d score myself 40%–not so good.


I won’t try to lose weight.

I do need to finish the fudge and chocolate chip cookies I made and gave away as gifts. There are still cookies left as well as some fudge. And, of course, I need to finish off the eggnog and whipped cream. This is the only time of year I indulge in fudge and eggnog. And there’s the cookies and muffins given to me as gifts. I do love to eat, including all these fattening foods.

I use the same recipe each year, and I’ve had it since my best friend gave me her mother’s recipe when I was in high school.

I won’t exercise except what is required as Physical Therapy after leg vein surgeries.

Once my veins are operated on, I will need to wear compression hose, put my legs up above my heart a few times a day, and walk or use the exercycle 30 minutes a day for a few weeks.

I won’t worry about keeping up with reading matter.

I always start off good. Then I get really busy and piles begin. I will get to them when I get to them and not worry about it.

I won’t worry about clutter accumulating.

During the Covid lockdown, I cleaned and organized everything. Now some areas are beginning to show need of that again. I’ll get to it when I get to it, and not worry about it.

By the way, I should mention that I believe in reverse psychology!

About crossingsauthor

Judy Fleagle spent 22 years teaching 1st and 2nd grades and 21 years as editor/staff writer with Oregon Coast and Northwest Travel magazines.Since 2009, she has written five books: "Crossings: McCullough's Coastal Bridges," "The Crossings Guide to Oregon's Coastal Spans," "Around Florence," "Devil Cat and Other Colorful Animals I Have Known," and "The Oregon Coast Guide to the UNEXPECTED!!!."
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1 Response to #318–New Year’s resolutions—not . . .

  1. I’m not setting any new year resolutions this year. I figure the past 2 years have been challenging enough! My mail goal is to keep surviving– despite the challenges that life keeps throwing at me (ie: the tree last night’s storm knocked down in my yard). 😉

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