Happy 2018 !!!!!!
Here’s wishing ALL the best to all of us under Grace, in Perfect Ways. I was going to go through all the usual resolutions for the New Year, then I realized that I had only one resolution: I’mo Pick a Struggle.
The Struggle is this:
I choose Okay!
I’mo choose to be Okay with my body (though I want to push towards even better health – 2017 was rough on this gal – I’m just now beginning to walk normally again). It’s not who I was at 23 – but after several accident-related issues (hey! remember that motorcycle accident from 20 yrs ago? You don’t? Your body does – and it’ll remind you of it awhile later.) But I’m still here, 40 years later, in relative health. And I am OKAY with that!
I’mo choose to be Okay with my temper – doesn’t mean I’m giving myself permission to go Hellfire on everybody (I don’t have that right and it’s just plain ol’ bad manners), just that I will acknowledge my scary bits , then I’ll work HORD on bringing myself back to center. No more me judging me about it – it’s who I am and..okay!
I’m going to be okay with the fact that I seem to have more vintage mixing bowls, Dutch ovens & casserole dishes than anyone I know (I just took everything off my kitchen shelves to wash and stopped counting at 28mixing bowls. 8 casseroles. I have (gulp) SEVEN Dutch ovens. Seven. And I still have stuff in storage upstairs). I tend to get them at thrift stores and omg – the THRILL of finding a piece of Pyrex aqua butterprint for…$3? I am OKAY with that. I do use them so it’s not like I’m hoarding…….right? OKAY! And do NOT get between me and a piece of aqua Pyrex. Okay? Just sayin’.
I’m choosing to be Okay with my life. Life. I was having a real hissy fit a few days ago about how unimpressed I am with how my life is going, as I was pouring a glass of 1990 Krug (for realz) and making smoked trout pate. I caught myself and nearly choked to death, laughing – when did I get so…silly?! So. I guess I need to be getting over myself. My life is FINE. It may be FINER a bit down the line. That would be grand! But me and mine are in relative health, we have roofs over our respective heads and…well, there is that Krug. And maybe some Labyrinth, come late Summer. Sounds okay to me!
so. that will be my struggle for 2018. What’s yours? Tell us and I’ll have The Girl (whose only struggle is trying to get as much food as possible, as often as possible. Not a bad struggle, I guess, especially if you’re a dog). You know what The Girl will do.
Ooh! and look at her New Bling. Her dad got it for me for Christmas (go figure – except I haven’t shut up about getting her a pink collar for the past 4 months so…Merry Christmas to me! 😉 But doesn’t she look HAWT? That’s why she’s in front of the fire extinguisher! lol!