2020 RETURN

❤ The beginning of every year is when a lot of people make resolutions and/or choose a word for the year to guide them and keep them focused on personal goals throughout the New Year.

❤ I am not a resolution maker but I do choose a word to keep me on task for the upcoming year.

❤ This year my guiding alphabetical star is RETURN.

❤ It’s time to return to me and to be me.
No holds barred. Unapologetically, ME.

❤ I’m peeling back the layers and getting back to the heart of who I am. I’m taking stock of what serves me and what doesn’t and quite honestly, totally putting me first! It’s been a long time coming and I am soooo ready!

❤ Adventures await!

❤ No more munching on the appetizers of life. I want the full 8-course meal and I’ll get it even if I have to cook it myself!
Especially, if I have to cook it myself!

❤ I’m in it to win it and I will win.

*** How about all of you?
Yay or Nay on the Word Of The Year??

MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –

MONDAY’S POST – Missed Connection Monday

*** My weekends will be totally unplugged. No phone. No computer. No t.v.
If anyone needs me, they can find me at home, feet up with a book in my hand and a cup of tea by my side.

SERIOUSLY? THIS IS HAPPENING???

2017-divider-line-blue-icyWhat – in – the -hell???
Raise your hand if you EVER thought you’d be hangin’ out in the year 2017.
Never in my wildest dreams as a kid did I ever even contemplate the year 2017!
Holy shit.
2017?? And here I am. Here YOU are! And here WE are! Chatting, sharing, laughing crying, across the state, across the country, across the freakin’ globe!
It just blows me away and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be ringing in the New Year with all of you.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyI say it every year. No matter how many birthdays I celebrate on this planet I’m still a lit’l bummed that we are in fact, NOT living like this
My goal (dream) is to live to be 100 and please, oh please, oh please can we at least have ONE thing accessible to us from The Jetsons? I don’t care what cool thing it is but I want to see something.
As a woman, I vote for Jane Jetson’s morning mask.
How fabulous would this be ladies???
2017-divider-line-blue-icy I don’t do New Year’s resolutions. I never have and I suspect I never will.
I do shit and make changes when need be. Most often those things do not fall on January 1 of any year and most often those are last minute forced changes.

Example –
(Dr.) You need to quit smoking.
(Me) Okay.
(Dr.) Smoking increases your risk of stroke and/or heart attack.
(Me) Okay.
(Dr.) Smoking causes cancer.
(Me) I’ve already had lymphoma and bone cancer. What are the changes I get lung cancer?
(Dr.) Quit smoking OR YOU WILL DIE!

I quit smoking. Change made. It wasn’t on January 1st.

The point is. You don’t need January 1st to roll around before you get shit done and make the changes that you want or need to make if you feel you need to make any at all.
Pick a day, any day. They all work.
2017-divider-line-blue-icyRANDOM QUESTION –
Why do people eat black-eyed peas on New Years? I mean I know why. I know the tradition but seriously? Of all of the foods you could’ve picked to be “lucky” you pick some kind of bean-pea that tastes like it’s been burnt??? Ugh.
SIDE NOTE –
Cranky,’ you do NOT like these!
You cannot possibly like fruitcake AND black-eyed peas!
There is no way you’re ending one year with fruitcake – gack! – And ringing in a New Year with black-eyed peas – bleh, yech, no! Just no!

I’m afraid to ask… Do any of you eat these, nasty ass “good luck” bean-peas????
Please, make me vomit and tell me you eat them with a nice thick piece of fruitcake and a tall glass of – gag – buttermilk! Ugh.
Needless-to-say, I won’t be ringing in my New Year with burnt bean-peas.

RANDOM QUESTION #2 –
What New Year’s traditions or superstitions do you partake of?
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMy wish for all of you in this upcoming New Year is first and foremost, good health because no amount of money in the world can buy you that.

However, if you are in need of things that money can buy, I wish for you a New Year of prosperity and a year in which all your wildest dreams come true.

May you be surrounded always, by love, peace, and comfort.
And laughter. Lots n’ lots of laughter…

Laughter is good for the soul and I have a feeling we will need all of the good souls we can wrap our arms around in 2017.

Happy, Happy New Year to each and every one of you.
God Bless you all.
Cheers!
2017-divider-line-blue-icyMimi’s thought for the day –
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