Wednesday, December 31, 2008


And all that good stuff. You can't put it off any longer. So, what is your New Year's resolution for 2009? Are you going to quit drinking or smoking? Going to lose weight? Maybe you're going to pay off your credit card...I mean cards, and get out of debt. Whatever it is, we all make them. Even if you don't voice it you know you're thinking about it.

Why do we feel compelled to make New Year's resolutions? Is it because it's the beginning of a brand new year? We have a chance for a fresh start to change what we've lived with the whole year before? And how many of us make the same resolution every year? I can honestly say the last 15 years I've made the, "I'm going to lose weight" promise to myself. Did I keep it? Well, it's obvious I didn't succeed if I had to make the same resolution 14 more years.

I don't drink or smoke so at least I don't have to worry about those issues. Credit card debt? Well, who doesn't have a little credit card debt? I would like to lose weight, I need to lose weight. But I don't want to make another resolution I won't keep. I just don't have the will power. But what if I say, in 2009 I'll try to eat healthier? I like healthy food, it's just that I like the other food, too. I'm so weak when it comes to ice cream and chocolate.

I think 2009 is going to be a good year for me, with some big changes. I have a new book coming out. I'm attending the biggest book lovers convention in April, the RT Convention. I'm doing my first book signing in April at the same book convention. I'm attending the Mr. Romance competition at the same RT Convention. Those are the same hunks who grace the covers of our books! I hope I don't have heart failure:) I'm hosting my first chat at Coffee Time Romance on January 15th from 7:00-10:00 at night. Be sure to put that on your calendars and stop by, I'm giving away some goodies!

My daughter and husband are going to start trying for grand baby number two. I'm excited about that! I think I will try very hard to get healthier, by eating better. I have so much to be thankful for. And I know I'd feel better. It's never too late to start and I know it will make my doctor happy.

If you're celebrating tonight have a good time and stay safe.


Nancy Bristow said...

Happy New Year to you too Debbie! I wondered if you might have this special man hardship viewing at all and a welcome diversion:)

As of today I've finally started to rejoin the living although this evening seems as though things are going downhill again.

I had to laugh at your comment about going to bed alone ~ no worry there since I've been less than sexy with my large box of Puffs Plus tucked under my arm, a red, runny nose (which is now starting to flake and peel) and sneezing every other minute. It's been a long time since I've been so miserable and I'm trying hard to give thanks for that small blessing. At least I can see an end in sight....

I have been staying even more hydrated than I normally do and my appetite is almost non-existent, which I'm hoping will show up on the scale. HA (dream on and when pigs fly).

Debbie, do you know about See's chocolate? ....Nancy:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie! Thanks for the New Year's post. What a great sense of humor! I wish you a very happy and successful 2009.

Karin said...

Happy New Year to you, too!

I don't really do resolutions, but I try and set goals for myself. This year, they're fairly simple. The main one is just enrolling in my second Master's program, and signing up to take the general GRE & subject specific English GRE so I can apply to PhD programs.

Good luck with your resolution.

Debbie Wallace said...

See's chocolate? No, but I'm all ears! LOL

Sorry to hear you're not feeling 100%. I know so many folks who have been under the weather this holiday season. That sucks! Knock on wood I've been lucky so far:)

Debbie Wallace said...

Hi Mapplin! I believe you're new here. Welcome:)

I hope you had a great holiday!

Debbie Wallace said...

Wow Karin, talk about goals! I'm impressed:) I hope you reach them.

Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...See's chocolate is probably some of the best on the planet:) The company was founded in 1921 in San Francisco. Expensive and worth every penny. Here's the link so you can check it out:

Other than on-line, it can only be bought in Los Angeles or San Francisco...although sometimes available from a special holiday kiosk for a limited time in a mall. The kiosk doesn't stock the entire line but at least See's addicts can get a fix:).

I think every chocolate lover on earth owes it to themselves to experience the ecstasy of See's:)

As a happy, my sister recently surprised me with a shipment...mixed dark chocolates, peanut brittle (super yum)and soft peppermints. The chocolate is long gone and I ate every single piece myself...good thing there was only a pound:) It was fresh and delicious. I did manage to limit myself to only several pieces a day so I wouldn't OD but it was hard.

The next time somebody wants to know what you'd like as a gift, direct them to the See's web site:) Of course, having already been there yourself to select your exact favorites. There's a choice to have the box made up with one's exact selections.

Hey, we owe it to ourselves at least once a year....Nancy:)

Debbie Wallace said...

As a chocolate lover I'm definitely going to check it out, Nancy. I like the good stuff.

Hummm...only a pound of chocolate? If we eat a pound ourselves does that mean we only put on a pound?

Debbie Wallace said...

Hey, just checked out See's, their custom mix. I love chocolate with nuts so see a lot of possibilities:)

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