30 Dec 2010

A LINK INTO THE NEW YEAR

Jenny Matlock
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Our letter topic for this week is to make a "New Year linky".

Therefore I make a linky from 2010 to 2011, which in any case I can't avoid as worldwide the year will change as we all use the Gregorian calendar. If I would use the Hebrew calender I would be now in the year of 5700 and something, which makes me older while the Islamic year is now in 1400 and something. Honnestly I am too lazy to calculate my age and keep the one I have in my passport.

Since I started blogging I heard for the first time that people make "New Year's resolutions". Not used to this costum I had looked in Wikipedia which always helps me to get more and more instructed and wiser. Soon you can call me Wikipedia II. So I learned that :

"A New Year's resolution "is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The name comes from the fact that these commitments normally go into effect on New Year's Day."

The problem with me is, I don't know what kind of resolutions I could make ! I don't want to reform my habits or my lifestyle, I had 50 years of time to do that.

The things I should improve are :

Improve health: loose weight, exercise more, eat better, drink less alcohol, quit smoking.
Fortunately I have no health or weight problems, I don't drink alcohol, I eat nothing greasy, and I pretend that I don't smoke.

Improve finances: get out of debt, save money. I never had debts and am happy with my finances.

Improve career: get a better job. I now got the best job ever, I am retired !

Improve education: improve grades, get a better education, learn something new (such as a foreign language or music) Nothing to improve (besides learning Wikipedia by heart) not even learning languages I think 4 are enough and music I don't want to learn but listen.

Improve self: become more organized, reduce stress, be less grumpy, manage time, be more independent. Grumpy I don't know (ask Mr. G.) for sure I am organized and more independent as I am is impossible. I can't reduce stress, because I am never stressed. I am angry or furious.

Take a trip, to where or with what ? My travel planning is full

The only thing which will change my life is the fact that I became a grandma for the first time in November, but for that I don't have to make any resolutions !


In fact this is a new job !



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To all of you !

16 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

thank you gattina and enjoy yours as I know you will.:)

claudie said...

For me some resolutions works like loose weight and be more organised!
But I stopped dreaming about a perfect Claudie in my future!
The picture with you and Toby looks so sweet!

Gracie said...

My new year resolutions fail every single year, so maybe this time I won't make any!!
Happy New Year to you and your family as well!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Sushi and t.v. sounds great. My husband and I will probably watch a movie after JDaniel goes to bed.

Your grandbaby is beautiful. Have fun watching him grow in the new year.

Maribeth said...

And a Happy New Year to you too!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I think you have it 'All Together' for the New Year! Great post on being Happy and Resolute! Look at that Grandbaby! I know you will have sooooo much fun in the New Year!

Pondside said...

Happy New Year, Gattina! Grandma is the best job ever - enjoy!

Judie said...

I think I must resolve to read more during the fall and winter, and I am off to a good start on that. Like you, I have always found it difficult to read anywhere except in bed or on the beach.
Thanks for the comment on my post.
Oh, and I should make a resolution to quit smoking, but like you, I don't really smoke. HAHAHAHA!

Sue said...

Fun post!

Have fun being grandma...Happy New Year!!

=)

Jingle said...

lovely images..
best wishes for the year of 2011...
Thanks for the entertainment.

RNSANE said...

Well, it sounds like you are all set, with your life as a retiree running smoothly and awonderful new grandchild to adore. I wish I could be as joyful. My job as a forensic nurse of 21 years ended abruptly in San Francisco's massive budget cuts nearly two years ago and I had to retire on only a half pension. With my income drop of almost $100,000/year, my life changed radically and I have been really sad. I did start blogging and published a poetry book I had always wanted to do but I miss forensic nursing, the passion of my life. I will have my first grandchild the end of July so I hope that will give me a bit of happiness.

Teresa said...

I just love the pretending not to smoke comment--made me chuckle. Congratulations on becoming a grandma!

Jama said...

Congrats on being a grandma,Gattina! Toby is so adorable.

diane b said...

Love the pic of baby and grandma.

Cheryl D. said...

Happy New Year to you too! And congrats on becoming a grandma. 2011 is sure to be very fun!

Jenny said...

Gattina! I really enjoyed this post. I like the thoughtful quality of your words and your positive attitude toward a 2011 filled with grace, joy and discovery.

Thank you for linking.