Kathy’s Points to Remember: Suggestions for New Year’s Resolutions

Panettone.  It has nothing to do with anything in this piece.  It's just delicious.
Panettone. It has nothing to do with anything in this piece. It’s just delicious.
I will stop tickling the cat when she is not looking.

I will at least attempt to go on a diet – for a few days, anyway.

I promise to get rid of all the clutter in the house, even if every little piece of junk has a memory associated with it (“I played a lot of 45’s on that beat up old record player, which just needs a little pounding on the side to get it working again!”) or might be useful someday (“You never know when you might have a sudden need for leftover waxed paper!”)

I will never again get mad and yell at anyone, except for assholes who deserve it.

Even if I am a New Yorker, I will not speed up at yellow lights, to try to make it through before they change to red.

I will stop spending money on things I don’t need, except for things I really want, to the point where it would be damaging to my mental health if I don’t buy them. This could be practically anything.

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10 thoughts on “Kathy’s Points to Remember: Suggestions for New Year’s Resolutions”

    1. I didn’t realize how much stuff I had until I moved from the small one-bedroom apartment I was living in into my present co-op studio apartment!

      I must have thrown out or given away half the stuff I had.

      And I’m still getting rid of stuff, many months later!

      I don’t collect wax paper, though. Even I have my limits. 😉

  1. I agree with Mark, tickling aka torturing cats is a great way to get even with them when they rub against your black pants right before you go out!

    1. Ah, but rubbing against your leg, even if it is wearing black pants, is a sign of great love. It is also a sign that your cat is claiming ownership of you. At other times, they do it when they want something from you, such as dinner. It’s hard to know exactly what motive is going through that tiny cat brain at any one time.

    1. Yes, it is quite a temptation to tickle Kitty and make her twitch. It is also quite an art to keep one’s hands away from the claws when Kitty gets mad and swats!

      1. In 9 of my countries, cat licking is part of the courtship ritual but I’m not going to go into it here because you’ll only call us a backwards little Eastern European county!

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