Sunday, December 21, 2008

Resolve to solve :)

If only the old year could be thrown out of our minds...life could have been easier...the happenings eclipse what went by...hopefully it will bring on new hopes and new cheer in the new year to follow.
Last year has had its moments....memorable ones for me to cherish and some that i'd rush to forgive but not forget...i'd like to make a difference.

The holiday season has begun in full force.. ( How else would you explain, noise, muck, sand on the bathroom floor??!!!! )
They say that Christmas is a season of giving...it need not necessarily be gifts in the material sense...we can also give each other, love, peace, smiles and most important of all the time for another..
But I have never been able to understand that inspite of us making such statements about not bothered about receiving gifts.. " Its the thought that matters"...lines thrown oh so often...why is it that when one gives a gift.. our eyes light up like the stars...and sparkles and the smile stays glued all along...yes!! thats because it is fun getting a gift...I love gifts...but yes, I'm not very fussy....if one were to give me a Porsche instead of the BMW, I wouldn't complain, honest. Tell me one person who doesn't like seeing that beautifully packed ( even if the packing is all crooked, in an old greasy newspaper...) , gift with a ribbon sitting next to one's pillow, or on the kitchen cabinet..tell me...are you one of them???

Along with gifts...this year ( just like every year :) ...wonder why the trend never changes...) I follow the gang..and try to make a new year resolution..half heartedly knowing full well, the resolution will be forgotten even before the last guest leaves the TV channels...where does the 'follow the resolution' come into the picture?????

This year is no different..I've started early.. ( and blogged about it too ;) , so that I don't forget...and all you peoples out there can direct me back here with that cruel grin)
I've listed out a few resolutions...i'd love to follow through ( now I havent said, I will , mind you ;) )

1. I'm going to get into shape...I know the battle with the bulge is a long term one...but i'm going to at least start by walking past the gym every morning...if the time permits in between procrastinating, i'll even enter the gym :D .
There I said it..
Heard of the runners euphoria??
( A friend of mine had resisted efforts to get him to run with our jogging group until his doctor told him he had to exercise. Soon thereafter, he reluctantly joined us for our 5:30 a.m. jogs on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.
After a month of running, we decided that my friend might be hooked, especially when he said he had discovered what "runner's euphoria" was. "Runner's euphoria," he explained, "is what I feel at 5:30 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays." -- Neil P. Budge)

well i'm going to have the gymmers euphoria!! All days of the week....

2. I'm going to spend some more time with my family : cliched ain't it?? well...what else do you expect from a mother of two...if one is away the other takes care to see his mother doesn't miss the other... all for being a family :(
...but got to tell you they are adorable...and I love them to bits...
I'll ignore the ball knocking on the bat 24/7 with the TV on, and them mouthing the song "Desi Girl" along with their mp3 players....I'll smile along...

I watched this great video ( if you don't watch it...you'll be missing something)and now I know how I actually look and sound to the kids.... :P
Should thank Preethi from Just a mother of two for that link...its brilliant...and so ME...


3. I resolve to work with neglected people....I 'll start with my own kids followed by the husband. Poor guy is always " i'll give them break fast and then you can have yours...i'll put them to bed, and then...." so poor guy...he really needs looking after.



4. I resolve to swim everyday...once the weather gives the lovely bright yellow round ball of gas up there permission to start shining brighter...there should be a law passed for us Bangaloreans...all pools should be heated...or at least warmed up...its cruelty to human life. ...so until then, i'll just sit by the pool side and watch the water make waves :D

5. I will try to figure out how I can remember all the passwords for the umpteen forums I get into...without changing it zillions of times...i've run short of ideas... and can't even remember the answer to vague questions only they can come out with?? :(

6. I will eat out more...i'm tired of cooking. And when I get back from eating out, i'll not crave for the bowl of rice that is sitting on the kitchen counter..i'll be happy and content with the greasy food that is dished out to me...i'll stop trying to find what ingredient went into each dish...hoping I can make a similar one next time at home..without the grease...

7.I'll stop making new year plans that always start with a trip to Kosa mui, travels to Bali, then onto Macau....what nots... and eventually ends up in a Bengaluru backyard...ok...last year I did manage to fit in Goa...but one can't be lucky every year, can they?!!!

8. I will read every blog that shows an update within the same day itself..and if it doesn't show an update i'll go and see what makes them stay that long without posting...I shouldn't be making the same excuse can I??

9. I will stop procrastinating.....

10. My last one...ten I think is way too much....so i'll stop here...
The last one is to be flexible...way more than what I am...
i'll keep all the top 9 in the list flexible...that is a great start isn't it?

Wish all of you a great time, ending this year 2008...bring in the new year without a bang...we've had enough of it already....just learn to be happy with what you have...but be always ready to learn more...put out your hand to help even if it means you have to stop a minute in between your task...
BRING ON THAT SMILE...
and let that Smile reach your eyes...and help it twinkle...
HAPPY HOLIDAYS ..

23 comments:

the stygian sailor said...

happy holls and happy new year

Suma said...

pass some of that gymmer's euphoria here too, will ya? i'm turning into a ball :(

happy hols to you too, and have fun...

brocasarea said...

lol...what resolutions!!...[and u arent visiting my blog!!??]


[read my post on blog anniversary and be a part of it:)]

brocasarea said...

my one and only resolution will be to resume jogging again :)

Gazal said...

there's so much you have packed into this post...so am tempted to write so much...

everybody loves gifts....soem admit it...all others lie.As long as you don't judge people on the basis of their gifts..it's all well.

"get back into shape"....are you kidding me!!!(i had to actually check if i was reading the correct blog)

get off that gymmers euphoria...its well worth the effort...do it for the sweat than the shape!!!

rm said...

atleast u could think of so many resolutions..i cant even think of one..stuck .
Happy Holidays.Merry Christmas.Have a lovely time with ur kids.

Rambler said...

hey so many resolutions...? guess you are gonna have a fun year..

best of the lot..was eating more..glad to see that one :D

btw I had just one last year..looks like I am just 9 more days for holding it for one whole year :)

Prats said...

@stygian Thank you and wish you have a great year ahead and many more fun moments

Prats said...

@suma you a ball??? :O You get back from the holiday...and we'll walk past the gym together...hehehh
Have a great time and Happy New Year

Prats said...

@broca...Have been reading your posts...just been too caught up in the brain to think of a comment...
but have visited again....and that was a great post...thanks for the acknowledgement...
Happy New Year..

Prats said...

@broca...Thats a very healthy option :D..you must get to it soon

Prats said...

@gazal when oen gets back from a numb brain phase...I think we tend to go overboard.. ;)
You said it right....the joy in receiving a gift is precious...and yes!!! never judge the value of the gift, but the thought...

This euphoria seems very good to give up...maybe in the next year :D

Prats said...

@rm lol!!!! The resolution is to follow it ...but thats a long way to go...got a whole year for that...
you have too..
Have a great year ahead

Prats said...

@rambler...It better be a fun year..if not I'm gonna make it one.. :D
yep..should let go of my kitchen and eat out more...sounds fun doesn't it?
Have a great yera ahead and go ahead and get the resolution done in the next week ;)

Sumana said...

Prats, I would say that is one fundoo resolution. You walk past the gym atleast. LOL passwords, feels so miserable sometimes trying all the combinations and not even one works. I can see the kiddos taking good care of you. Wish you and family a very happy and prosperous new year

Ramaa said...

very well and humorously written! you have a way with humor! :-) enjoyed this post a lot! keep the flow going!

rayshma said...

happy hols, gurl!
and u don't need to lose weight. unless those pics are really really old! :P
and suma... neither do you! are u women trying to tell me something???

Adorable Pancreas said...

Merry Christmas!

And you've won yet another award. Consider this my Christmas gift. :)

Hip Grandma said...

nice post pratibha!we're all the same resolve a lot keep a few,remember a few more and conveniently forget the rest.we're all humans aren't.if we fulfilled them all we'd be interacting at a different level.

Ziah said...

@neglected people - lol:)
@passwords - simple. Same word for all forum passwords, works like charm:)
Merry Christmas and happy new year! hugs:)

Pavi!!!! said...

Hope u n ur family had a Very Merry Chrismtas Prats!

Good Luck with all the resolutions!

n Happy New Year :)

Mama - Mia said...

resolutions! i gave up ages ago! i realised i am not for them!

but hey! you go girl!! :p

cheers!

abha

UL said...

Greetings Miss Prats :) Havent been to your site in a long long time, and was stopping at Suma's and Ps' and decided to see what you were upto...you didnt disappoint me, the looks have changed since the last time I was here but other wise, your writing is still going superb, glad to see that...as for me, work and life is hanging over my head and so creativity time has gone to nil, I do jot my ramblings...but nothing creative...if you need to have a quick update on what I have been up to follow my name link and you will hear all about my moanings...hopefully I will be better when it comes to Typing Away...:) look forward to stopping over more often than last year :)