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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Resolution Solution


New Years’ resolutions stink. If something needs changing, why not change it on March fourth?
But it’s January, and in January, writers write about resolutions. It’s the law.

Writer Lisa Scottoline wrote:
By definition, a resolution is something you want to change about yourself, something you’ve done wrong in the past that you want to start doing right. 
Boo! 
I think we would all be better served if this New Year, we made un-resolutions.
That is, let’s make a list of things we’ve been doing and we’d like to keep doing. 
Who needs negativism around the holidays? Times are tough, and why should we make them tougher? Especially on our favorite people in the world, namely ourselves.




To read her un-resolutions, get her book, “Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog.”

Here’s mine: I make do, preferably without spending money, and I resolve to keep making do.

A few months back the cassette deck on my kitchen radio/cassette/CD player gave up its will to be a self-sufficient professional appliance. To operate a tape, one had to hold the “Play,” “FF,” or “Rev” buttons down. The whole time. Since I don’t have a lady’s maid to do this for me, I stopped listening to cassettes and started thinking about buying a new player. But the radio and CD parts still work. What’s a cheapskate to do?!

Then the solution hit me. (See photo.) Once again, Jimmy Buffet can join me as I flip the hamburgers. “I like mine with lettuce and tomato. . .”

Contributed by Elaine Jack, Assistant Editor, Today's Family magazine.











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