Saturday, January 2, 2010

Resolution Revelation

The hubby & I spent New Year's Eve with a group of new friends & acquaintances, playing a card game we've never played in a tournament of sorts. My man even walked away with a prize! (For getting the lowest score.) I'm a card game/board game girl so it was a really fun night! The girls partied it up in another part of town with some new friends of theirs under the supervision of..... a babysitter! *gasp* The occurrence of a babysitter doesn't happen all too often around here. In the past we've had my parents as help when we've wanted to escape on a date for a couple hours. Seeing as they are now 1200 miles away, it's not really an option anymore. Mr. WhiMSy love admits to being super duper protective & if he could, he'd tie our two kidlets up & sling them around his shoulder wherever he went.

The weirdest part of our New Year's Eve was that we left the party before midnight. Oh well. Party animals we are not. As we carpooled home with new friends, the clock struck midnight. We were driving on some random, dark, dirt road, in the middle of Nebraska. Only the blue moon was shining on us. We whooped & hollered & welcomed in 2010 & that was that.

Though a new year excites me & I get all giddy thinking of a "clean slate", a "fresh start", "new beginnings" & such, I don't make resolutions anymore. Just recently I had a resolution revelation. I'm tired of making such bold statements at the start of a brand new year, statements declaring life changes. A new & improved me! I'm no dummy. I always fail at those. And the fail hurts. It brings with it guilt & the awful feeling of being insufficient. Instead of resolutions, I'm just gonna realize.

Part of Speech: verb
Definition: appreciate, become aware of
Synonyms: apprehend, be cognizant of, become conscious of, catch, catch on, comprehend, conceive, discern, envisage, envision, fancy*, feature*, get, get it, get the idea, get the picture, get through one's head, grasp, image, imagine, know, pick up*, recognize, see daylight, take in*, think, understand, vision, visualize
Antonyms: ignore, neglect
* = informal/non-formal usage

 I will become conscious of the rare moments that are simply mine. I will apprehend the morning & have a piece of quiet. I will become aware of my time & plan my day accordingly. I will get the picture & get it through my head that some days just might suck. I will interpret any challenges I may face as a chance at triumph & see daylight instead of gloomy darkness. I will discern the bad from the good & make better. I will grasp that there is nothing more dependable in this world than the joy I have in my heart. I will think. And understand. And know. That life is better when I recognize each day as a gift.


  1. Yay for babysitter! :) It sounds like you guys are settling in really well- which is awesome! :)The card game wouldn't be pinnocle, would it? Matt's family plays that all of the time at every gathering and they all cheat. HAHA!!

  2. It sounds like you're making connections - that's great.

    We stayed the night in Kennewick, last night, on the way home from the folks' (visiting a sick grandmother). When we pulled out of the tri-cities this morning, we gave them a little wave for you :)

  3. Sounds like a fun night! I'm all for playing games, too. I like your idea better than resolutions! Happy new year, friend. :D

  4. This is so beautiful, and poetic,... and quotable!!!!
    "I will grasp that there is nothing more dependable in this world than the joy I have in my heart."




  5. lovely post xx glad you are settling in well into your new life xx

  6. WOW! I am going to print that out and make it look as beautiful as it reads and read it each day. I think I'll have to share it. Thank you, Clever Girl. Lisa.

  7. LOVE this post!

    Happy , happy new year to you and yours!!

  8. excellent! love it!
    Happy New Year!!

  9. That was SO excellently said Nikki! Thanks for sharing :)


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