30 Dec 2010


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 !


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

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. And a Happy New Year to you too!

  6. 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!

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

  8. 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!

  9. Fun post!

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


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

  11. 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.

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

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

  14. Love the pic of baby and grandma.

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

  16. 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.


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