Saturday, December 31, 2011

Making Realistic Resolutions!

by Emily Cale

The one thing I hate about New Year's Eve is all the resolution making. Sure, it seems like a good idea at the time, but you're probably drunk and everyone around you is being ambitious, so you join in. "I'm going to lose 70 pounds this year!" "I'm going to run a marathon. No, five marathons and three triathlons."

I'm not saying these goals aren't good, but for me they are unrealistic. I know my resolutions last until about February, then life interferes. So this year I'm making better resolutions.

1. Eat more cookies: Yes, you heard that right. I'll do the math for you: Cookies=happiness; happiness=good; therefore cookies=good. See? Perfect.

2. Drink more wine: Seem crazy? Right now I only pull out bottles for celebrations. New contracts, book release, cover art, or Friday (yes, that is a celebration). If I make it to five o'clock, I think that deserves a glass in celebration.

3. Be happier: Please see above for how I plan to achieve this goal.
Hope whatever your New Year's plans are that they bring you all the best in 2012!

Playing perfect daughter at her mother's parties isn't Alexis Arnette's idea of a good time. She always leaves grumpy and hungry. Unimpressed with the spread laid out in the living room, she sneaks off to the kitchen to find something a little more satisfying. What she discovers is chef Morgan Crane, a man who is even more delicious than his baked goods. When one taste of his creations leads to more and her good girl demeanor dissolves, would the boring evening turn into one she'll never forget?

**Tell me your best New Year's resolution and I'll randomly pick one winner to receive a package full of hot chocolates to help get you through the cold winter months**

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  1. Don't enter me in your draw please because I never make NY resolutions. It's because I have absolutely NO willpower so any sort of resolution is bound to fail...I'm a weak pitiful thing...sob

  2. Well....I agree wholeheartedly with you. Here it is a day late as I live in the interior of Alaska so I am behind on the blogs I love to explore. I always think I have enough time to do the things I enjoy, and mainly its reading books and finding authors that I haven't read before..
    But I figure that now that I'm older, children grown and out of the nest it is time to be a wee bit selfish and enjoy the things I love...*S* A little more time with my DH as the winters are long and life moves at a slower pace here during the it is time to
    Thank ypu for being a part of the 30 Days of Decadence!
    Wishing you a Happy New Year!


  3. I'm going to try to be a better mom, which means (in part) making sure I talk to another adult at least once a day.

    Also, I must get my alcohol tolerance back up. (This is not related to the mom thing).

  4. My New Year's resolution is to reduce my to be read pile of books...LOL

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  5. I want to do volunteer work at a nursing home. I would like to read the classics to the residents once or twice a week.

    Happy New Year to All.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  6. I want to try to stop cursing so much. With three teenagers in the house, sometimes it's hard, especially with some of the stuff they do. I also want to read more. There's just not enough time.


  7. I don't make New Years Resolutions.I know I want follow through so why bother ;)

    Great cover BTW

    Happy New Year!

  8. In all honesty I don't make resolutions. If you really want to do something then you should do it because you really want to, not because of being pressured. My HOPES for 2012 are to gain some weight (I've been ill most of this year and have gotten way too skinny) and learn that it's okay to say NO and not feel guilty.

    Happy 2012 to all of you!

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  9. My New Year's resolution is to delegate my time better. We'll see how that works out. LOL

    All the best in 2012! :)

  10. My New Year's resolution is to be more brave. I always talk myself out of trying new things. I made some serious life changes in 2011. In 2012 I want to have some fun.

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

  11. My resolution is to be more organized. Let's see how long that one lasts. ;)


  12. My goal (not a resolution) is to just be healthier. Eat better, exercise more, lose weight, etc.
    Happy New Year!
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  13. My new years resolution is to sign up for college and start classes that ive been wanting to take. Thank you!

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