Posts Tagged ‘new years’

Well, it’s the final week of 2020 and almost a year since we started on our journey of frustration, confusion, boredom, angst, and trying not to go bankrupt. We’ve come a long way. We’ve learned things. We’ve adapted. We’ve grumbled and complained. We’ve cried. And cried some more. We’ve prayed. But, above all else, we’ve carried on.


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It’s almost January – let the dieting, working out, eating healthier, spending less, drinking less, and other awesome goals begin! Here’s to a good two weeks of purging the old habits and staying focused on those resolutions. Mark my words, by the end of January there will be a noticeable decline in gym attendance and longer lines at the burger joint drive through windows.

Resolutions are wonderful; however, rarely attainable. Most people make the same resolutions every year or set such high estimations of their sticktuitiveness that they are setting themselves up to fail.


I’ve never been a fan of resolutions. I have goals, sure, long term things I’d like to do or accomplish. But I don’t set out to start something new every January simply because it’s a new year. I always make it my resolution to make no resolutions. And guess what? I always reach my goal.

However, this year, I’m changing things up. I’m going to make some resolutions. I’m going to do some wild and crazy things this year. I’m not sure when, or where, or how, but I’ll blog of them when they happen. Stay tuned.


If you’re a resolution maker – kudos to you and good luck. If you need some ideas for some simple, attainable resolutions, may I suggest a new hobby? Check out the video below for an idea that might work for you.

Happy end of December dear blog followers! Here’s hoping 2017 is fabulous. And here’s to making goals you can stick to.

Do you make resolutions? Do you start every new year on a diet, determined to do better than last year? Are you searching for your inner wild child?

Word of the day: Saxicolous

Fun fact about me: I’ve grown fond of pecans since living in Mississippi.

Original post by Jansen Schmidt, December 2016. Video courtesy YouTube (Studio C)

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Dear readers, I hope this year has been rewarding for you all, or at the very least that you’ve seen, or done, or learned something new from whatever experiences you’ve had over the past twelve months.

Whatever your plans are for ringing in the new year, I hope you stay safe and healthy.

New Year quote

I’m looking forward to an amazing 2015, to making new friends, to learning new things, and to exploring new adventures. Cheers!!

Fun fact about me: I’m usually home alone on New Years. (My hubby always has to work the holidays. But not this year!!!)

Word of the Day: Sobersides (perfect for this particular weekend!)

Original post by Jansen Schmidt, December 2014.

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To all of my wonderful blog followers and friends, I wish you the merriest of Christmases, the happiest of holidays, the best of new years!


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Here’s a video I found amusing. Enjoy!



Fun fact about me: Christmas is my favorite holiday!

Word of the Day: Roundel

Original post by Jansen Schmidt, December 2014. Video courtesy YouTube.

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Photo Courtesy tv.com

I have always been a huge Tom Selleck fan and probably, unless he does something incredibly stupid, always will be. Ever since I was a hormonal teen-ager drooling over Magnum PI, I have sought out Tom Selleck media.

Photo courtesy Google Images

Photo courtesy Google Images

Who didn’t love Magnum PI? With the red Ferrerri and friends with helicopters and stuff. Seriously, every girls Mr. Dreamy. And just when I thought the coolness factor couldn’t rise any higher, along came Quigley Down Under. Butter my butt and call me a biscuit. It took all of 2 seconds for me to fall in love all over again.

Photo courtesy Google Images

Photo courtesy Google Images

And then, later in his career, up popped Jessie Stone. Seriously, how much oh la la can one girl take in her lifetime. Sure, he’s aged a bit but so have I. He still has the “it” factor for me.  Even as grumpy police commissioner Frank Regan in Blue Bloods, I still love Tom Selleck.

Imagine my heart-stopping excitement when last week I happened upon a Jessie Stone movie marathon on TV. That’s right – 4 Jessie Stone movies right in a row; 8 uninterrupted hours of Tom Selleck deliciousness. I couldn’t get to the remote fast enough. “I’ll surprise my Sweetie,” I said to my smugly smiling self, and record 4 wonderful movies that we can watch together (he’s a fan as well, although in a far less sexual way). I scrolled and clicked and scrolled and clicked until all four of those little babies were set to record one right after the other.

After dinner one evening, we sat down on the sofa, as is our norm, to watch TV spend some quality time together and decided now was the perfect time to watch one of those juicy Jessie Stone movies. Imagine my horror when, instead of this:

Photo courtesy Google Images

Photo courtesy Google Images

I was greeted by this:

Photo courtesy Google Images

Photo courtesy Google Images

Now, don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with Mr. Ed, in a sort of black-and-white, 1950’s talking horse kind of way. But, Alan Young is NOT Tom Selleck and Mr. Ed is not the conversationalist I want to spend 8 hours with.

That’s right – I had recorded 8 hours of Mr. Ed. The satellite on-screen guide clearly said “Jessie Stone,” but the recordings were Mr. Ed. Stupid DISH TV. Can I get a collective sigh? Thank you. Imagine my disappointment.

So, how’s your new year going so far? Any disappointments? Any magical moments? I’d love to hear about them.

Word of the Day: Taw

Fun fact about me: I LOVE Tom Selleck!

Original post by Jansen Schmidt, January 2014. Photos courtesy Google Images

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