Well with a new year upon us, many have taken upon a resolution for the new year.  Lose weight, eat better, spend more time with the family, and quit drinking….blah, blah, blah.  So who came up with all this stupid New Year’s resolution mumbo jumbo?  Who else would it be but those crazy Romans and something about some silly mythical king named Janus.  (You can read all about it here: http://www.arcamax.com/holiday/s-271163-162757).  As you also have probably noticed if you have watched at least 5 minutes of any television program, the annoying weight loss commercials have over taken the current broadcast schedule causing me to want to poke my eyes out.  I’m not sure if that’s what the Romans had in mind when they set this whole resolution thing up but I guess it’s better than thinking, “hmmm, I won’t get thrown to the lions.”

Well I’ve never made one of these silly resolution things because I knew it would be broken in about 2 hours but I thought well now that I am older and have done more stupid things in my life, I might as well try this resolution thing out.  So I have decided to take on the task of quit drinking.  I have to admit it is a daunting task living in the great state of Wisconsin as most events center around liquor of some sort not matter what the even might be.  Painted the garage?  Have a beer.  Woke up this morning?  Here’s a bloody mary.  Cold outside?  Whiskey it is.

So have jumped on this New Year’s resolution deal not only for health reason but personal sanity as well.  I am hoping the sanity comes quickly as it is causing me to want to drink as I find myself turning people down for things such as wine tastings and beer clubs.

Anyways, I haven’t had a drink in 10 days and going strong and have taken the up the hobby of becoming a legit cat lady by knitting with a cat on my lap.  Thank God, I have not graduated to watch soap operas but I mean it is a new year so who knows what this crazy world could throw at me.

I am taking this 2011 year by the sober horns and running with it.  So if you’ve made the decision to resolve to do something over the year, I salute you and good luck.  If you have not, at least try something new during the year…perhaps sushi or ballroom dancing or baking or even video games.  It’s a big crazy world out there.  Anyway, Happy New Year!

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