Resolution Failed!!!


My New Year’s Resolution was a simple one–no shopping except for personal care items and lingerie as needed.

I was doing pretty well until I found this baby–a faux marble Chihuahua–at Urban Barn.  (I blame D, a decorating diva, for dragging me in.)

Once I set eyes on Brutus (yes–that’s his name!) I knew he had to come home with me.

My real life Chihuahua and bestie approves, so maybe I shouldn’t feel too bad.

Besides, my resolution was kind of vague.  Obviously it should have included a faux marble Chihuahua clause.

You Say You Want a Resolution…



Resolutions:  Things I’d like to do, but probably won’t.

Start writing again.  I’ve actually written two novels.  They’re rubbish, but after decades of abandoned projects, I’m proud that I completed them.  I’d like to get back to a daily writing routine in the hopes that practice makes perfect and writing regularly will lead to improvement.

Be positive and stop worrying.  This is a tough one for me.  Intellectually I understand that life would be much more pleasant if I could look on the bright side, but this is easier said than done.  While I work on this resolution, I have wine, chocolate and a Chihuahua to help me through the rough patches.

Stop shopping for a year.  I’ve read about people who managed this–really!  Realistically, I don’t need clothes, shoes or handbags.  I have more than enough, and only wear a fraction of my wardrobe as it is.  Personal care items like shampoo or moisturizer are allowed, as are books.  Since this is my resolution, I’m going to say that underwear/lingerie is also allowed because it would be pretty grim to run out of unmentionables.

What are your resolutions?