Thursday, January 08, 2009

New Year's Resoultions

So we are a week into the New Year and I am finally sitting down to type my resolutions, in an effort to make them stick.

First of all, I resolved to park as far away from the store as possible. When it is below freezing (as it has been most of the time this week) or cold and rainy, I give myself (and Little Miss Never Button Her Coat) a break. Exercise is good for the body and mind and I have tried promising myself to work out to videos, join a gym, et. cetera, always to no avail. So maybe I can stick to this. Baby Steps, y'know. And Target has a HUGE parking lot!

Second, I resolve to knit myself a sweater. I also sub-resolve not to make it out of the cheapest possible yarn I can find. I found a super great FairIsle sweater at Goodwill last month, and every time I put it on it makes me happy, it's kinda like a magic item that way... Don the Sweater and your health meter refills! So if I make myself an awesome sweater, not only will the knitting give me something good to do, but the wearing will be good too.

I think I am going to need help with my third resolution... I want to laugh more. I know laughter is good for health too, but I just don't find myself doing it all that much. I laughed a lot at our New Year's Eve party, but I think that was just because I was tipsy. Delia says I don't have a sense of humor, but I know that I do, it's just buried under meters and meters of stress. What makes you (my readers) laugh? What funny books or TV shows do you recommend? (Do not say Seinfeld - I HATE that show, and anything based on uncomfortable-situations-are-funny. And you have to be able to rent it on netflix or watch it on Fancast 'cause I refuse to rearrange my life so I can sit in front of the TV at an appointed time... Maybe I should just stick to funny books?)

Hope y'all are having a great New Year so far!


LadyElmo said...

"Big Band Theory" is HILARIOUS!!! Check it out on

bnicholson said...

I laughed out loud at Bill Bryson's book, A Walk in the Woods.
Ed read it out loud to me in our tent when we were backpacking in the Sierras, but I don't think you have to be in that great environment to love this book.

Emma said...

I found a really great place in clarksburg that has beautiful yarn - road trip??? :)

Heidi Ho said...

I have a silly little you tube movie someone forwarded to me the other day...I'll try to figure out how to repost it.....It was worth it's weight in gold!!!!! Laughing still thinking about it!!!

Patsy said...

Stephanie Plum novels! I bought a new paperback and I'll give it to you. ;-) Laugh, drink coffee, laugh and pee... she's really funny.

Patsy said...

You've got to add this blog to your list of everyday reading. It's short and VERY FUNNY...
I guar-ran-T it will give you a belly laff.

Charlotte said...

Ok, first of all, I love the Big Bang Theory as well.
My kids make me laugh, the girls are so bad but so funny. I will email you some pics of them and their antics.
Totally treat youself to some good yarn, you deserve it.
And tell Delia that I know for a fact you have a sense of humor, you married Keith. LOL