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**