Properly New Years has come and gone. I didn’t make any resolutions this 12 months, feeling (blaming? Making excuses?) that the previous hew years have been so tumultuous that I’d simply attempt to cruise on, protecting my head, and it’s to be hoped my weight and ldl cholesterol down. I qu
it ingesting years in the past smoking a long time in the past, and carousing stop me even maybe earlier than I used to be fairly accustomed to the concept of quitting it. However hey, I’m alive, I’m employed, I’m (no less than intermittently) liked, and secure. My solely want is that for the remainder of the world.
So the Christmas appearance of fine climate was fleeting: it might be whining within the worst attainable method when different elements of the nation are chipping their method out of inches of ice or digging out their vehicles (or homes), or simply now getting energy to complain that we obtained rain, so I’m not going to. To be sincere, we do want it, badly, and the majority of that is taking place in locations the place it will probably fill reservoirs and exchange snowpack so coloration me thrilled. We did get a good quantity up to now few days as evidenced by the photo- normally the extent of the water within the pool right here is within the backside quarter of that “3”, and no, the deck doesn’t drain into the pool- that’s simply rain.
Even getting caught in it wasn’t that unhealthy. I used to be getting back from the market when it began schvitzing- no drawback, not price stopping. Then truly raining. Properly, nonetheless no drawback as I used to be just some California Rolling Stops from my constructing and I’d get wetter stopping to place up the roof. Simply as I obtained to the gate, it opened up (don’t know if the video will add) so I didn’t get drenched. Bullet dodged. I hope to passers-by that the sight of me zipping alongside in my automobile with the highest down learn as younger, carefree and insouciant and never “previous fart in a crappy automobile who is simply too silly to come back in out of the rain.”
Don’t burst my bubble.
It’s been raining on and off ever since, in a method that I discover perfect- it will likely be gray through the day with perhaps some showers, however the actual rain comes after midnight, and I like that sound. I do sit up for February if this retains up- we should always get emerald inexperienced hills that appear to be particular results till we dry out and return to gold. For the chilly and wet climate I’ve been pulling out gleefully the heavy hitters- dousing myself on Guerlain SDV or on days the place I don’t have to enter the workplace indulging within the virtually onanistic pleasures of MKK or Ambre Sultan
So my resolutions in 2023? Spend much less. Meals costs have gotten out of hand and it’s time to rein that in a bit. No “oh properly, I really feel like costly take-out and it’s only for at the moment” as a result of it’s by no means only for at the moment. No gadgets- I’ve bought a brand new MacBook, iPad and iPhone up to now two years in order that’s it. I don’t care if the iPhone 15 tells me I’m fairly and has automated Photoshop to erase 20 years off me in zoom calls, except it comes with it’s personal inventory portfolio and bakes I’ll follow my 11. No new perfumes both. There I stated it.
My different factor is get a haircut. I haven’t in months and my (admittedly enviable) drawback is that my hair grows quick, which you’ll see within the photograph. So it has gone from Barbara Bain in collection one in all House:1999, previous collection two and is now flirting with Farrah in Charlie’s Angels. What say you guys? Chop all of it of like within the pic from a couple of years in the past above? Trim it? Depart it till I can flip it and say “freeze” like Jill Munroe” The photograph doesn’t present the entire magilla- it’s lengthy sufficient within the again for a French Twist, so I may very well be attending costume events as Melanie Daniels- I’d simply want a couple of cardboard crows and a bottle inexperienced costume. I’ll take all hairdo strategies.
So what are your plans for the brand new years? Taking on a brand new passion? Planning a life change? Locations to go and other people to fulfill? Please speak about it within the comments- I stay vicariously by you individuals, I actually do. And I hope you all have a contented, wholesome and fulfilling new 12 months!
Photographs: Mine and Pixels