Cowart's Common Room
New Year Resolutions

Do you? Don't you? This year? Well, we're all a year older and strange things happen like finding out that Ole Gunnar Solkskaer (the new manager of the Cardiff football team) is the same age as my children. What would I think if my children were managing a football team? I wonder. But this has nothing to do with New Year resolutions. I haven't got any this year - at last of the normal sort - but yet I am more organised than in any previous year. I have strict instructions from my lovely new and engaging doctor to reduce my blood pressure and strict instructions from myself to reduce my weight. These aren't resolutions exactly as they were formed before Christmas. Also not to work so hard (ditto). As the old year passes into the new I know I am sticking to them and am on track.
I would like to add to always live in the present but I am such a dreamer and absent-minded that I never know whether I am coming or going unless I write everything down first. I will leave a meal to rush upstairs because I have remembered something and need to write it down or it will be forgotten before the pudding arrives. Another resolve is to declutter the kitchen and this morning over breakfast I managed to chuck out six unnecessary jars from the stock cupboard. Grand. The new year has begun; its fun! Nothing to improve the spirit like a nice bit of decluttering over a cup of tea!

Posted at 4th Jan 2014 - 09:08AM   Posted by Fennie   New Year Resolutions Comments: 14

Withy Brook's Avatar Excercise is good, Fennie, which includes going up and down stairs but not in the middle of a meal. Keep a note book or something by the table to put your 'sudden thought' down on.
I am reinstating last year's resolutions, to declutter and to get on with the Village history, my history etc!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 4th Jan 2014 at 09:20AM

Cadfael's Avatar No new years resolutions for me......Just trying to keep last years going.....To be positive and keep going forwards.................

Posted by: Cadfael on 4th Jan 2014 at 09:56AM

KitKatCot's Avatar De-clutter here too. No, no... this year I really mean it.

Like Withy, I also mean to do something about history. I mean to write up Himselfs diaries, 30 years worth, well someone has to do it and I'm the only one who can read his writing Rolling Eyes

Posted by: KitKatCot on 4th Jan 2014 at 05:32PM

Camilla's Avatar I am exactly the same Fennie, a bit of a dreamer and have to write everything down too, cooked breakfast the other day, all hot on the table and then thought where I had I put my mobile phone, rummaged uptairs, found it and then came back downstairs, breakfast cold of course. Why did I not have breakfast first then look for it.

Nothing like a good declutter over a cup of tea Fennie.!Very Happy

No resolutions for me this year although I must try and stop getting sooo stressed out about certain things, life is so short and then it is snuffed out before one knows it.

Posted by: Camilla on 4th Jan 2014 at 06:07PM

Faith's Avatar Oh dear Camila.... I was enjoying the posts til I read your last line True of course.... Well last year I kept a diary for the whole year - only an appointments diary but first I've kept since I was a teen - had do, cos can't remember anything, and now the grand-kids have lots of dates and things to do that involve me too!

We are also decluttering - and have bought new saucepans but not thrown the awful old ones out yet. I think our generation finds it hard to throw anything away not matter how grotty. One thing I want to do some day, but is not a resolution for this year is to type up all my mother's old letters - she kept letters sent to her for years and years - there are hundreds, and I thought it would be a shame to burn them - social history and all that!

I need to lose weight too but can't see me doing much about that.

Posted by: Faith on 4th Jan 2014 at 07:27PM

Faith's Avatar PS Fennie, I always thought you were a sylph of a thing!

Posted by: Faith on 4th Jan 2014 at 07:27PM

Cadfael's Avatar Faith i still write letters and keep the replies.I also see it as social history...I hope my daughter does too one day.

Posted by: Cadfael on 4th Jan 2014 at 07:53PM

Cadfael's Avatar P.s Faith chuck out those old pans.....

Posted by: Cadfael on 4th Jan 2014 at 07:53PM

Fennie's Avatar Of course I am a sylph of a thing! But even sylphs can put on the odd pound here and there! Actually, I can't see why, if you are going to put on weight, the medics can't give you a set of pills so that you could determine where your weight went. With me it goes to all the wrong places and none of the right ones. When I was young I had a wasp waist - or wasp-ish anyway. I could touch my thumbs behind my back and by squeezing hard could almost get my fingers to touch around the front of my tummy. Now I am about a foot short.
But thanks for the thought, Faith!

Posted by: Fennie on 4th Jan 2014 at 08:04PM

Ivy's Avatar I find de- cluttering gets addictive. When ever our lovely neighbours go on holiday ( long ones of 6 weeks in one go) I am allowed to use their bin and I make such good use of it.... Used to hate it at first but now I just love the gained space. Even found a book re-cycle site online I can send all my unwanted books to and get quite good money for them. So love to see the space being re-filled with good books. No more trash novels that someone thought I might like and I lost my temper with on page 30.

Posted by: Ivy on 4th Jan 2014 at 09:59PM

Fennie's Avatar Very HappyVery HappyVery Happy I give up on books too around page 30! I can see you hurling the book across the room.

PS if ever you want a de-cluttering holiday in Wales we should be happy to give you board and lodging!

Posted by: Fennie on 4th Jan 2014 at 10:42PM

LittleBrownDog's Avatar Oh my goodness it's still here!!! And even more amazingly I remembered my password!

Happy New Year everyone! I do think of you often, but my life has just changed so much in the last two years, I've all but forgotten the person I used to be (one who did not work full time, largely...)

Yes, yes, yes to decluttering. And yes to lists - I swear by them and am not sure I could now get through the day without one.

Will try to pop into a few blogs to catch up from time to time. Lots of love to you all! X Embarassed Wink

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 4th Jan 2014 at 11:01PM

Fennie's Avatar Wow - a blast from the past. Hello LBD. Waving madly here. Yes, do drop in and see us and we shall 'kill the fatted calf' or something of that ilk. Good to see you and Happy New Year to all at the LBD's home. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Jan 2014 at 09:46AM

CalicoKate's Avatar How lovely to see you LBD, I too disappeared for a while and it was a delight to find old faces and new here.

Not sure how resolutiony I'm being this year, there are certain things that need to be achieved (the usual weight loss wishing, again, still) but certain exciting plans involving friends so that should help as we can assist, motivate, inspire each other.
Getting my bike sorted and concentrating on the garden are another two on the planning list!

Posted by: CalicoKate on 6th Jan 2014 at 09:39PM

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