I donâ€™t make New Yearâ€™s resolutions, but there are a few things I hope (note: hope not plan) to address in 2013.
- First off — full admission — I am typing this in 16 point type on my computer. Itâ€™s time to admit I have middle-aged eyes and I just canâ€™t read things very easily anymore. Itâ€™s getting a bit annoying â€“ and some people I spend happy and productive times with daily are talking about how I need to print things out in giant type to proofread them. Itâ€™s a fact: I need reading glasses and this may well be the year I give in.
- Long-time readers â€“ really long-time ones — will know I sometimes (joyfully and with abandon) eat things that donâ€™t agree with me. I am much, much better than I was in 2006, but I still sometimes indulge in things I am fully aware could result in pain. (The â€œcouldâ€ is relevant hereâ€¦sometimes I am fine, so Iâ€™m always optimistically scarfing down spicy and delicious things in hopes that today will be a good day.)But 2013 brings a host of new things I must avoidâ€¦things that come from cows. No, thank goodness, itâ€™s not leather. Itâ€™s that other marvellous cow product â€“ milk in all its forms. Yes, now milk is on the list of things that make your correspondent feel unwell. But this time, itâ€™s not hit or miss. No, milk products are off the table unless I take those delightful little lactase pills â€“ and even those donâ€™t work all the time. The good news is almond milk is pretty tasty â€“ much better than that soy stuff. And I have been advised they make lactose-free cream. I am still looking for it, but the fact that it exits alone is keeping me going.
- Fashion. I need more variety in my wardrobe. I certainly donâ€™t need more clothing. Iâ€™ve got five blue shirts and 4 black sweaters to help illustrate the root of the problem. I need some more interesting topsâ€¦.the trouble is, when I stray from my tired and true types of outfits, I tend to buy things that are â€“ well â€“ a bit too flashy or busy. So I play it safe. But safe is boring. I need some sartorial action!
- Love. I have a lot of love in my life. I don’t plan on changing anything about that. In fact, I seem to be getting more demonstrative as I get older. 2013 might bring more huggingÂ I doubt it, but I have been know to surprise myself and others!