Society

BASIC MAYHEM

2014 is going to be a great year in The Rock!
Kathy Cooke

Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet? You know, those vows that you make right after Christmas, one morning when you’ve had too much coffee to drink. I have jotted down a few of mine to help you get inspired.

Please don’t be intimidated about my resolutions. These changes to one’s lifestyle should only be attempted by a trained professional. However, feel free to choose one or two to use as your own.

I resolve to take better care of myself. Make time for me, smell the roses, enjoy life.

I intend to exercise every day. Every single day. Of the week. That’s roughly four to seven days per week.

I have come to realize that simply ordering the Zumba exercise CD and sitting on my couch watching it and laughing at the dancer’s outfit, does not an exercise regime make.

Apparently, I have to actually do the exercises on the CD, which it did not say at any time on the infomercial I was watching at 3 a.m.

And I have also been informed by my know-it-all college kid that jumping up and down in order to get into my jeans does not count as exercise either.

However, she shall soon be going back to Savannah, Georgia so whatever she says will only count for another week or so.

Nutrition is a big one. I vow to go to the grocery store more regularly and cook nutritious meals. I’m not exactly sure how to go about that one, especially since I screwed up the black eyed peas last year on New Years Day.

I’m pretty sure it wasn’t all my fault but I can’t prove it. I will actually read one or two of the cookbooks that my mother has been buying for me since I was five years old.

I will treat myself to a pedicure and a massage. Get my hair trimmed on a more regular basis and I will keep it nicely styled every day.

I vow to keep my hair “enhanced” so that the black line of new growth doesn’t show as often on the top of my head, and I will make appointments in advance since my stylist is harder to get in to see than the Wizard of Oz.

I am going to start keeping my house clean and tidy everyday and make my bed, even if someone is still in it. I am going to decorate my whole house really cute and devote one room per month and completely redo it.

I got this one from Better Housekeeping while I was in the waiting room at my doctor’s appointment. That magazine is totally intimidating! They should have a beginner’s magazine; it could be called Start Housekeeping.

Happy New Year from all of us at The Rockdale Reporter!

I think 2014 will be a GREAT year!


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