Thursday, December 30, 2010

Resolve, I'll be back and delayed beginnings

- I don't like to make steadfast resolutions for the new year, because I hardly ever follow through on them. So this year I resolve to make at least one recipe out of each of these three new cookbooks (on top). I am particularly excited about Around My French Table, by Dorie Greenspan, a gift to myself for Christmas.

- I didn't resolve to lose weight in 2010, but I did lose a few pounds anyway. Hello South Beach Diet, I'll be back as soon as the chocolate is gone. See below. :)

- Favorite resolution quote: I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second. ~Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary

13 comments:

G said...

I have easy resolutions this year, and they're all related to writing.

1) continue blogging with original content.

2) start querying and submitting my novel.

These are about the only no-fail resolutions that a person can honestly come up with. :D

Fireblossom said...

My resolution is to not make any resolutions! ;-)

LL Cool Joe said...

I'm not making any new year resolutions, but I did set myself some goals last year and that worked well. I had a very productive year and I want to try and do that again next year because I do believe that the Devil makes work for idle hands.

desk49 said...

I won't or
I won't try and
not do something
because I did
it so many times before
I'll stop tomorrow
what I stopped last year
No not me not ever again
Will I scant until I do
all the things
I was not to do
but have done

Happy New Year

Mama Zen said...

I HATE resolutions!

Riot Kitty said...

LOL! I liked those books. Happy New Year.

Lynn said...

G -

I like that no fail kind of resolve. :) I wish you the best of luck with the querying.

FB -

I like it!

Joe -

Probably true. :)

Ellis -

And so it is. Thank you for my poem.

MZ -

Me, too, really. :)

RK -

I love those books, too. Bridget is a great gal.

LulĂș said...

Let's hear it for January 2nd resolutions! Cheers, amiguita, and happy cooking!!

TALON said...

I've never made a New Year's resolution in my life...so I totally relate :)

Hope 2011 is beautiful for you, Lynn.

Louvregirl said...

I like that book that you gave to yourself Lynn :) You must blog about the recipes that you make with a photo!!! That would be cool Lynn. :)

Blessed and happy New Year to you Lynn. :) May we recover all.
lg

Snaggle Tooth said...

Good idea to use those new books! Plus, it could be very tasty-
Can you use those cookbooks n still be on the Southbeach plan?
I did quit smoking on a New Years Day some years ago- n stuck to it! interesting quote tho-
this year- no resolutions for me!

Lynn said...

Lulu -

Cheers to you, ambiguita!

Talon -

And for you, too! I have made resolutions and not kept them so many times that I just do crazy ones - like the cookbook thing. :)

lg -

I might just do that - good idea! Happy New Year to you, too.

Snaggle -

I'm glad you quit smoking - that is the hardest thing to do. I have two family members who smoke and they can't seem to stop.

Anil P said...

Or not at all :-)