Wednesday, January 03, 2007

I, Gnightgirl, Do Solemnly Swear....

Of course I have resolutions! How can I break 'em if I don't make 'em?!

Major changes and stresses of '06 have taken me from a charming "fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants" girl to a flaky, "completely discombobulated" bimbo. Stuff gets done, but only by the skin of my teeth. I spend too much time, lately, looking for my damned car keys, and leaving grocery stores without my groceries.

Oh, how I wish I'd made that up.

For the year 2007, and forever more, I resolve to Grab the Reigns.

2007 Resolutions to Stamp Out Discombobulation

1. Evenings: coffee machine prepped, next day's lunch packed, tomorrow's clothes layed out.

2. Pull back that midnight bedtime by one hour.

3. Because of Resolutions #1 & 2, I will arrive to work 1o minutes early every day. Or at least, on time, which will eliminate a daily source of anxiety and guilt for me, and aggravation to my boss. Win/Win.

4. I vow to wash my eye makeup off every night, instead of counting on my pillowcase for mascara removal. Hey! Why don't they just invent mascara-removing pillowcases?

5. I vow to take my vitamins and calcium like I promise my friend Diane I have been, only I really haven't.

6. I vow to do nothing but drive when I'm driving.

7. I'm not going to overdo it. Six is enough to start out with.

I'm going to go wash my face now, and look for my car keys.


  1. Anonymous11:30 PM

    Double that and take half!
    Soooo with you on the organization thing! I gave myself an award ('nother beverage) for jamming even more stuff into my apartment from the house! It looks like the knickety-knack fairy threw up in here, but by Goddess, she's ORGANIZED!

  2. I hate to break this to you, but "discombobulation" is a normal part of life when you reach age 57. I have to organize everything because I can't remember from one second to another. Heck, I have to put my keys in the same pocket in my purse or I can't find them. When I exit my vehicle I have to look at the keys in my hand before I slam the door because I've locked myself out a vehicle more than once. I'm so organized I've been accused of having obsessive compulsive disorder, but what I have is forced hyper-organization. If I don't put things away in the same place I'm not certain I would be able to find them again. Good luck with your resolutions!

  3. The last time I made a resolution was when I was 15, [sigh] 44 years ago.

    I can proudly say that I have never broken it, not even once. [Just pin that award right here]

    What was my resolution?

    I swore to the fates that I would never, EVER, make another New Year's Resolution.

  4. You go girl! It all sounds like a great plan.

    Did you really leave the grocery store without your groceries?

  5. OH I soo need the mascara removing pillowcase...ASAP..

    We could make a lot of money...

    Necessity is the mother of all inventions!

  6. Zia: Next up for me: tackling Junk drawers. See ya in the spring.

    AZ: A little OCD would go a long way with me; I'll follow your lead and get ready for the locking myself out phase of life, though.

    Wil: do you break them?!

    Wendy: I got clear to my car to put them suckers away...pushing an empty cark the entire way. I was so embarrassed.

    Mary: I know, there's our million dollar idea!

  7. I LOVE this list!!! Love it!

  8. There's your big invention - create it! (And PLEASE loan your friend Marcy some money when you get rich!)

    #6 sounds a little hard and its probably partly my fault...for calling you while you're driving!

  9. Crikey, I took Christmas off from reading blogs and I missed everything! What a couple of weeks you've had! My thoughts are with you (somewhat belatedly) for the crap but sounds like you have a cracking2007 in store!

    All power to ya!

  10. You probably saw my resolution post. I resolve to try and forge a better and stronger spiritual connection with God and my fellow man in the coming year. How's that for high-falutin'? Further I resolve to lose not only the ten pounds I put back on between Thanksgiving and New Year's but an additional five pounds as well. While I'm at it I resolve to quit smoking sometime during this year.
    Good so far on 1, went to the gym this AM as a start on 2 and #3? SOMETIME this year I said! Sheesh! Happy New Year!

    word ver: ymiden

    Why am I then?

  11. Honey, that's not discombobulation -- that's just bein' 43! I've BEEN THERE, DONE THAT! I got all the way HOME before I realized MY groceries were still in the cart! (and sadly, that was about 7 years ago!) But then... I'm gonna be 50 this year! I can't tell you how many gallons of milk I've left in the pantry. It doesn't GET better ... it only gets worse! LOL!

    As for your resolutions ... if #6 is the ONLY one you accomplish I will be thrilled! THAT one should have been number 1!

  12. Ha! "Discombobulation". I'm going to have to use that one.

  13. are a brave soul. I couldn't keep those if I *had* to. Well done!

  14. Uh-oh.

    You need to go into your profile and do just a wee bit of editing.

    Happy Birthday!

  15. Good list. I could just copy and paste yours and I'd be ready.

    Let me know how to copy the results.

  16. "next day's lunch packed,"
    You too! I thought that is only an Asian and Indian thing!

    Ok, it's been a week since you posted this. How many times have you gone to bed without washing the mascara off? :P Be honest now :)


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