And the Word Is…Support…

It’s a…bright…shiny…New Year…time to consider my…word of intention…for the year…I’m usually well settled on it by now…but…this has been a busy time…so…I’m still contemplating it a bit…

In the past…I’ve had…gentle…which had to do with how I treat myself…then…there was…shine…which had to do with really being myself…and some other…really good ones

I thought this year was going to be…evolve…and…I was really excited…I mean…really…who doesn’t want to…evolve

Unfortunately…Bertha…changed my word…seems as though it is now…support…which I’m finding is another way of saying…trust

What can I say…I balked…I whined…I complained…I refused to write blogs…I wanted my…evolve…back…that’s what I wanted to do this year…

Then…she reminded me…that…as I trust those who are close to me…and allow them to support me…and as I prove myself trustworthy to them by supporting them…I truly am…evolving…

Hmmm…that sounds right…but…I wonder if I can trust her…

Jane

What Years May Come…

Mama has always said…start the year off doing something you’d like to do all year…and…unlike some of Mama’s advice…I’ve always tried to do that…this morning was no exception…

I painstakingly selected an outfit to wear…one that accentuated the pounds that I’ve lost…and still flattered those that I haven’t…I took care with my makeup and hair…even though I didn’t have any major plans for the day…

All was going well…

I made the bed and tidied up…emptied the dishwasher…smugly envisioning what a wonderful year I would have…my life would be orderly…I would look good…what could be better…

Well…a nutritious breakfast of course…I do intend to continue my healthy eating habits this year…

I put fresh spinach and onions in the skillet for my favorite omelet…while I whipped a couple of eggs…not quite certain why the spinach wasn’t cooking…I realized that I had neglected to turn on the stove…hmmm…but not to worry…it was corrected soon enough…and it was time to pour in the eggs…I lifted the edges as they cooked…I rotated the liquid around the pan…just like I always do…but these…well…they didn’t quite flip just right…and it wasn’t the prettiest omelet I ever made…but with my sliced tomatoes…it still looked good enough to eat…

So…I brought it to my office…where I proceeded to multitask…in retrospect…perhaps not my wisest decision…however…hindsight is 20-20…anyway…as I perused Facebook…holding my plate with one hand…and scrolling with the other…my omelet decided it wanted a do-over on the flipping…landing squarely in my lap…while the tomatoes not wanting to be left out…visited the keyboard…and…the pants I’d carefully selected visited the laundry basket…

I’ve also paid bills and balanced my checkbook…painted my toenails…started the laundry…and now…I’m writing my blog…I’m not sure what all that says for my year ahead…but…I’m certain that…Bertha…will fill me in on the details in a bit…she always does…

Jane