Frankly Freddie – Teasing in the New Year

It’s coming!  It’s almost here . . . Are you glued to your keyboard?  Judy and Peggy are almost set to make a New Year’s  announcement.

In the meantime . . .  I’m sworn to secrecy which is an oxymoron cuz canines never swear.

In the meantime . . .  I interviewed Judy and Peggy – being an intrepid reporter – as to what, BESIDES THEIR SECRET, their new year’s resolutions are.

Judy:

Several years ago I gave up on New Year’s resolutions.   I don’t like to promise myself anything because I don’t like to be disappointed . . . especially in myself.

This year I’m starting a new ritual for New Years.  I’m calling it Old Years Resolutions.  On December 31, 2018 I’m making my resolutions for 2018.  That way I only have one day to disappoint myself.

I resolve to:

  • Re-read an inspirational article I read on how to develop positive habits.  
  • Weigh myself to see if I lost the 10 pounds I gained in 2018 while I was trying to lose the 20 pounds I gained in 2017.  
  • Read an inspirational article on how to lose weight.

That’s about all I’ll have time for in 24 hours.  

Peggy:

I don’t like to make resolutions and then not keep them, so I look for resolutions that I WANT to keep, instead of resolutions that I SHOULD keep. Here is what I came up with:

I resolve to:

  • Eat more dark chocolate bars.
  • Eat more dark chocolate covered coffee nibs.
  • Read about how dark chocolate is good for you..

Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow

I’ve been 70 for 4 days and I still feel like I’m 69 . . . maybe I’ll feel my age in a few more days.  

My long-time “Fibro-friend” came to celebrate my birthday with me.  She wasn’t invited but she came anyway. She said that’s what friends are for.  But I showed her and didn’t have a celebration.  Here’s my birthday pome to me (in blue) with an intro by “Mac”:

Happy Birthday from “Mac” and Me

(with apologies to Fleetwood Mac)

“If you wake up and don’t want to smile
If it takes just a little while
Open your eyes and look at the day
You’ll see things in a different way”

“Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow

Don’t stop. It’ll soon be here”

So don’t fret my dear

A new year to cheer

there’s nothing to fear

You may be old

but you’re still here!

A live performance of Fleetwood Mac’s classic hit, ‘Don’t Stop’ with help from the University of Southern California’s Trojans Marching Band

 

Every Day is a New Year

DSCN0831As days pass it seems to have gotten harder, not having Max.  I try to hold tight to what he showed me every minute of every day and live my life just as he did:

Breathe it in right now

every day is a new year

 Gratitude and love