One last day for 2004. (Perhaps for some of you reading this, it is already 2005)!

Here in Southern California, the Good Lord has chosen to force us into a day of contemplation. The rain is coming down fast and furious, and as you probably know by now, Angelinos do not travel in rain. We hunker down in our homes, doing yoga, writing screenplays, and talking on our cell phones. (You probably also know by now that you should avoid talking on landlines during thunderstorms lest you be zapped).

My to-do list is strange and varied:

1) Write blog.

2) Pick up turkey at store for my sister’s wedding tomorrow.

3) Make pasta salad for my sister’s wedding tomorrow.

4) Make a pot of vegetable soup (We’ve still got to eat tonight).

5) Practice song I am to sing for said wedding.

6) Figure out what to wear for said wedding.

7) Figure out what my husband will wear for said wedding.

8) Listen to reasons husband will not wear suggested attire for said wedding.

9) Take a walk if there is a break in the weather.

10) Get on Health Rider contraption for a half hour if there is no break in the weather.

11) Call family back East to wish them a Happy New Year.

12) Do laundry so there will be clean underwear for said wedding (if the electricity doesn’t go out again).

13) Shower and wash hair so that I will not offend at said wedding.

14) Clean entire house for the new year (or whatever I can accomplish in half an hour).

Not glamorous. Not even coherent. Just what is (off the top of my head, actually).

And one more item for my list: 15) Try to avoid any new year’s resolutions.

I can’t even remember what my new year’s resolutions were for last year, so I can’t tell you whether or not they had any impact on my life. What I can tell you for sure is that such resolutions achieve only one thing for me – guilt, as in, “Oh look! It’s only January 3rd, and already you are in flagrant violation of your own New Year’s resolution!”

Okay. So actually, I do have a resolution for the New Year: Resolved. Not to make any New Year’s resolutions!

I wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year.

© 2004, Robin Munson

 Category: Humor Robin's Nest

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