In tall stemmed glasses
Bloody red roast beef
With potatoes somebody mashes
Pints of creamy Guinness
And hot buffalo wings
These are a few
Of my favorite things!
(apologies to Rodgers & Hammerstein)
Itâ€™s almost one week into the new year, and I can honestly say that I havenâ€™t broken one resolution because I havenâ€™t made any. Yes, I have thought about changing my ways, but I am not certain there is anything that needs changing. I do want to spend more time with my loved ones, give my dogs a bath more often, and wax my car now and then, but these things are not really resolutions but more like a â€śto doâ€ť list.
Iâ€™ve been listening to a number of people over the last few days, and everyone is talking about the resolutions they have already broken. I just stay quiet and nod sympathetically, while planning to go on my merry way doing what I want to do. Itâ€™s not like I smoke a pack of cigarettes a day (I donâ€™t smoke at all), or drink a six pack every night (I have an occasional beer during the week), or gorge myself on spicy and fattening foods (I eat very simple healthy meals for the most part). The thing is that I do want to eat and drink what I want when I want to do so, and I donâ€™t feel like giving up those things now or any time soon.
Over the holidays I had a few martinis here and there as I celebrated at parties. I ate the so-called unhealthy foods, drank beer as I watched football, and chomped the obligatory snacks as I pleased. If I gained a few pounds between Christmas and New Yearâ€™s Day, I really didnâ€™t care. It was to be expected. I couldnâ€™t see my way to â€ścutting backâ€ť as one friend put it or â€śtaking it easy.â€ť I wasnâ€™t overdoing it as much as just enjoying myself.
Some people might think I am deluding myself; these things are detrimental to my health, and I better start realizing it. Truthfully, I have heard all the arguments against drinking, smoking, and eating; I appreciate and respect anyone who wishes to follow any diet or style of living. Want to be a vegetarian? Good luck. Want to be a teetotaler? Be my guest. Just please donâ€™t start trying to make your choices anyone elseâ€™s.