What was your New Year’s resolution last year? You can’t remember, can you. Or if you do you are one in a million, or else you have an eidetic memory, like Sheldon on Big Bang Theory. I remember one year, long ago, I resolved to give up cussing. My wife told a family friend about it, who commented, “What a shame! He had so much promise! ”
Well, with this new year, another chance is offered, to kind of start over. I guess I’ll have to come up with something. I heard one wit say he’d resolved to quit throwing phonograph records at whales. Must’ve been a while back, since CDs have near about replaced vinyl. To say nothing of the short supply of whales. I asked him why, and he said, “Well, I have systematically failed at everything else, so I thought I would set up for success! ”
I considered doing less, and doing it better. But, I am married with children and grandchildren and three jobs, so you know how that’s going to end. What I am probably going to have to do, is to resolve to live in the moment. I’ll drive when I’m driving, so I don’t have a wreck, and I’ll cook when I’m cooking, so I don’t burn the biscuits, and I’ll ride when I’m riding, so I don’t get bucked off… Oh my God what’s that smell… Damn, the biscuits are burning!