In the true spirit of New Year's resolutions (see the ones for 2012), I decided to do another easy-to-achieve-goals post for 2013. I would just like to point out that I actually achieved ALL of 2012's resolutions, except #4. I didn't get any humiliating dog sweaters for Lucy. (Lucy is thinking THANK THE GOOD GOD!)
So, here ya go. Goals for 2013!
Penelope's 2013 New Year's Resolutions
1. Wear Pants Other Than Black Yoga Pants
This is going to be a toughie. Black is slimming. Yoga pants are comfy. You can wear them to bed, to the grocery store, and to work out. And if you add a sequiny sweater, you could even manage to wear them to a fancy-pants restaurant when you go out for dinner and drinks. Maybe navy yoga pants?
2. Wear Sparkly Temporary Tattoos On My Face
Instead of wearing a tiara to this year's NECRWA conference, I'm considering a new look. Bad-ass sparkly tats on my face. Sort of like this...
...only prissier, sparklier, and prettier. But still packing the same visual punch.
I wonder what Julia Quinn will think? Hee!
3. Learn How To Make A Chicken Pot Pie
I like chicken. I like pie. How hard could it be?
4. Book Purchase Moratorium For The Month Of January
I may have gotten a wee bit out of control with the book purchases in December. So, January is a NO BOOK BUYING month. I need to read the books I already own. And I need to work on my own writing, dammit.
5. Make Lucy A Star
LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE should be finished and published at the beginning of 2013. The PR Department has decided that Lucy will be making appearances at local bookstores, pet shops and perhaps the grooming salon. Signing autographs, licking questionable areas, and generally behaving as a famous diva should.
6. Defeat My Nemesis, Old-Man-Walking
As many of you know, I am an obsessive walker. I do loops around the neighborhood while listening to Britney Spears. Well, there is one other person on the block who walks as much as I do. My Nemesis! Whenever I look out the window and see this little old man walking I am filled with guilt, throw on my sneakers, and run out the door. Then, when we pass each other doing our loops, we smile and say hello. That's it. I don't even know his freakin' name. He's just...The Nemesis. I will not let a little old man in a track suit beat my sorry ass at walking! This year, he's going down!
7. Plant A Pumpkin Patch To Make Martha Stewart Cry
Forget the tomato plants and lettuce. This year my garden is going to be one massive, cray cray pumpkin patch. Big pumpkins, little pumpkins, white pumpkins, orange pumpkins. It might be messy, it might be overgrown, but by October, I will be the most popular gardener around. Woo hoo! #pumpkinpower
8. Publish A Book About A Weenie Dog. Publish A Book About A Lumberjack. Publish A Book About Santa's Hippie Son.
Is it me, or are my professional goals for 2013 sort of all over the place? Hmmm...
9. Take Natalie To The Bristol Lounge In Boston For The Dessert Buffet
Every weekend the Bristol Lounge turns into a "dessert wonderland." My sweets-loving daughter will be in heaven. Nom nom nom.
10. Be Happy
(same as last year, and every year)
Simple is best. :^)
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!