Friday, January 8, 2010

Happy New Year, or how mustard destroyed 2010

I usually do a nice plan for the new year but I haven't managed it yet. It's already the second week of the year and my plan hasn't progressed much past: Buy mustard.

Yes, that's it. Buy mustard.

I can't quite seem to remember to buy it, no matter how many times I go to the grocery store. It's hanging out there, the last little undone thing from 2009 that, no matter how I try, I can't quite deal with.

But isn't that the way it always goes? You can come up with the greatest set of goals--be kinder, clean those closets, find that store of patience (which might be at the back of the closets--who knows what's hidden there?), learn a new language, travel, spend less and save more--but the fact is that until you've bought the mustard that's been on the shopping list for months, you'll be stalled.

I do have a vague cloud of thoughts that at some point I will put into a year's plan, but let's face it, until I get that mustard, I'll be stopped.

If it weren't 800 degrees below zero at the moment, I'd go get it now. But I'm cocooned in my mustardless house, and the mustard--and the year's plan--can wait. I'm cozy and warm and sleepy, and tomorrow is soon enough.


Carm said...

I completely understand.

Laureli Illoura said...

Thanks for the laugh- it came just at the right time!
Happy New Year!

Kacie said...

LOL! Wonderful post this week, Janet! Snuggle in and stay warm. :)

I miss you.

Janet Spaeth said...

I'm headed to the grocery store tonight (maybe). I have mustard on the list. Let's see if I can remember it!

Carm, I knew you'd understand. But I bet you have mustard in your house, and it's not 7 months past its expiration date. (Don't ask me why I mention this. Just don't.)

Laureli, glad to have your comment! Hope you enjoy the blog--and a Happy New Year to you, whether you need mustard or not!

Kacie--we were talking about you this morning. We can't wait to see you again! I MISS YOU SO MUCH!