You Say You Want A Resolution, We-ell You Know… #socs

I just have to share this from Cathy Kennedy’s resolution post:

I used to make New Year’s resolutions, and by the second week of January they were forgotten, so I stopped doing that. The latest trend is to choose a word to use as a theme for the year. I think I did that once, too, with the same result. So I don’t do that, either.

Just about everyone I’ve talked to in Blog World has a quiet evening at home planned for New Year’s Eve, including us. We can watch the crazies in Times Square and Underground Atlanta without having to be among them. We’re going to have our traditional pizza rolls for dinner (how that tradition started, or when, I can’t remember) and probably fall asleep in front of the TV until the fireworks in the neighborhood (Insane Ike’s Fireworks over in Alabama does almost as much business for New Year’s Eve as they do for Independence Day, to judge by the racket in our subdivision) wake us up to celebrate the new year. I told Kat (from Mama’s Losin’ It!) that I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been out on New Year’s Eve, and that’s over my entire life (this will be my 62nd). And one of those times was Kip and I going to the Convenient in Northfield, Illinois to get Cokes (and I needed cigarettes). Along the way, we were stopped by an officer of the Township of Northfield Police Department, who wanted to know what we were doing out at that hour (it was eight-thirty, I think, because Convenient closed at nine).

Speaking of fireworks (which I was a minute ago), ever notice the stores that sell them all have names like “Crazy Cal’s,” “Mad Moe’s,” and “Two-Finger Louie’s”? We used to drive through Tennessee on our way to Chicago, and just as you started getting into the mountains, there was a gas station that had big signs that said “COLD BEER” and “FIREWORKS.” Gasoline, beer, and fireworks… I’m surprised they haven’t had an avalanche up there.


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Happy New Year!

11 thoughts on “You Say You Want A Resolution, We-ell You Know… #socs

  1. I used to make those resolutions as well and it’s for the birds. I’m certain some people stick to it but no one I know:). I don’t think ever went to a bar for New Year’s but I did go to other people’s homes. Tomorrow, we invited friends but I have no clue if the6 will come with their mom as it depends on their mom and how she feels. Anyway, I hope to get back to my hypoglycaemic diet and I plan on it. That sounds dangerously like a resolution but I am not calling it that.

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  2. I am one of the ones who picks a word for the year (my choice for 2018 is Create) and I make a set of vision cards with specific areas I want to focus my attention on during the year. No resolutions as they are too easy to forget about. I want to stay at home too but the husband may want to go to a friend’s house. I have to work in the early part of the day so we’ll see. Happy New Year to you and Mary!

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  3. Ha! No resolutions or one words for me either. I forgot about the one word craze for a bit. At work they tried that on us. I cannot even remember my one word, that’s how memorable it was … We stay in too with long honored traditions of watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve (now with Ryan Seacrest) and eating way too many appetizers. Maybe we should consider adding pizza rolls to the list to go along with poppers and mozzarella cheese sticks? Happy New Year’s!!!

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  4. John,

    Thanks for the mention! I only did resolutions. I haven’t gotten into the word groove. In regards to my resolutions, like most folks, I kept some and failed at others. Now, I try to set reasonable goals and if I reach them good and if not then I’ll keep trying until I cross them off my list. lol A quiet evening at home on NYE sounds purrfect to me. I hope y’all have a good time ringing in 2018. Be blessed, dear friend!

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  5. Excellent point about the names of fireworks shops! The last time I went out on NYE I was in high school. I remember being about 14-15 and being at the home of friends of my parents. They let me take my friend, and we watched movies and ate hors d’oeuvres in the master bedroom. It was a good night, but that’s the last time I remember not being home on NYE. It’s not my thing. There’s liquor and fireworks here, but no crowds 🙂
    Funnily enough, I’ve spent most of my NYEs with that same friend 🙂

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  6. No major resolutions for me. I’m better at setting small-scale goals. We did some grocery shopping early today, and are home for the remainder of the eve. Happy New Year!

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  7. Happy New Year. We spent it quietly at home too and watched the fireworks on TV! I definitely don’t have a theme word but I do reflect and think about changes I might make for the New Year.

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