Tuesday, January 02, 2007

It's Not a Joke, It's Cards on the Table Time

I wanted to see a picture of green grass. It hasn't snowed all winter and everything is so brown and boring right now.

Everyone is writing about resolutions, and lord knows, I want to do what all the cool kids are doing. So, I figured I'd at least address the idea of New Year's resolutions tonight.

I finally got around to taking the tree down today. I was going to do it yesterday when I had a whole day off, but I got so busy doing whatever the hell it was I did, and I never got around to it. I procrastinate - it's one of the things I do really well. It's also something about me that can drive certain people crazy. The thing is, for the most part, I'm okay with where I'm at with procrastination. I get the important things done, like paying bills and scheduling appointments (in general) now. So, if it takes me an extra day to get my Christmas tree down, I figure I probably needed some down time

In general, I don't make New Year's resolutions. I like to just try to work on the things that bother me about myself. I realize that there are plenty of things I don't work on, that annoy other people, but I could care less. I'm the only person who has to live inside my head, (and you can all count your blessings for that) so, I only work on the things that I find troubling about myself.

1.) I resolve not to work on my time management issues, because I finally have them where I can function and still dick around as much as I need to. (and yes, I need time to putz around at some point every day) I also resolve not to beat myself up for being messy. I'm not a tidy girl, and lucky for me, I'm not afraid of chaos. In fact, I could kick chaos' ass any day of the week.

2.) I will try to read more books this year. I sucked at that last year, because I was too busy obsessively reading blogs. Balance. Yes, balance, is what I'm working on this year.

3.) I want to get in shape and eat better this winter. I'm usually fine in the summer, but I'm notorious for growing an ample winter pelt and I'm getting tired of only being able to wear that one pair of fat girl jeans by February.

4.) I also want to at least get started on the painting I was supposed to have completed over a year and a half ago. Jaysus, but it's embarrassing to admit, that except for a few preliminary sketches, I haven't really done anything on it.

5.) Finally, I want to spaz less. When I think of all the energy I spend stressing out about stupid shit, it makes me dizzy, which in turn stresses me out even more. If I could have expended that energy for good instead of evil, I would probably have finished a few paintings and read fifty books in the last year alone.


Bice said...

If I didn't spaz I'd have no personality whatsoever and certainly nothing to blog about.

booda baby said...

I'm totally against working on my shit, attempting to fix any flaws. What for? They reproduce faster than bunnies. I know they're there, doing whatever the hell they're doing, but there's only so much time in my life and I'm kind of dedicated to spending it on my few talents and gifts.

Just saying. A variation on what bice said. What's there to blog about, talk about, laugh about when we get rid of all the fucked up stuff? No way. That's my vote.

Churlita said...


I guess I never looked at it that way. I don't know who I'd be if I filtered out the Don Knotts bug-eyed spaz part out of me. I'd probably sleep better, though...

Churlita said...

I don't want to get rid of all the fucked up stuff - I don't think there are enough lifetimes in the world for that. I just want to work on the shit that bugs me. Like I said, I'm fine with the other 5 million traits I possess that bother other people.

Remiman said...

I look at resolutions as having faith in the future. A belief that I can improve, or at least change for the better.
I don't want to give up being who I am, but I do want to be me tomorrow and the next day on and on.
btw, I do like you. The reasons are in your post: 1,2,3,4,5, ;-)

Churlita said...


I also don't believe that working on shit makes me a different person. I've just had a lot more stuff to work on than most people.

Oh, and thanks.

Killer said...

There is nothing wrong with a bit of bulking up for the winter.
If it was good enough for the Eskimoes it should be good enough for us.

Churlita said...


I think the key words in your comment are "a bit". I wouldn't mind if I bulked up "a bit" in the winter. It's the "shit ton" of bulking up I do that bothers me.

broinlaw said...

Thats one hell of a list!
Pick ONE and go for it.

P.S. As of today, I'm 4 weeks off the Virginia Weed.

Churlita said...

Bro In-law,

That's great. How are you holding up? Do you need some PMS drugs to help you through it?

broinlaw said...

PMS drugs! Hell No!

Pass the carrot sticks please.....

Churlita said...


The PMS drugs are just for the crankiness and mood swings...Not that you have those. I remember when your wife quit, her drug of choice was sunflower seeds and I'd find the shells all over her car and her house.