Sunday thoughts – Resolutions, Squirrels & boxes of joy

It’s Sunday; snow’s falling, brunch is calling and I just remembered I have tomorrow off.  Yippee Skippy!

Chatting with a colleague recently, I used the squirrel analogy ~ never heard of it?   It goes like this:

Make a decision and take what comes with it.   And not deciding is taking action, too.

It’s January and we’re bombarded by “diet” ads on TV, including NukeyourSystem, Weight Counters, you name it.  Radio ads tout  gym memberships and today’s newspaper featured “deals” on “heart healthy” prepacked frozen foods with green (think healthy) packaging.  This picture below made me laugh because it is so much closer to reality:

Lately I’ve tuned out the noise, enjoyed the “off” button on the TV/Radio/iPhone and found myself devouring a box of joy, see below:

“The greatest gift is the passion for reading.
It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites,
it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.”

Elizabeth Hardwick

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What are you reading?  And did you make any New Years resolutions?


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10 thoughts on “Sunday thoughts – Resolutions, Squirrels & boxes of joy

  1. Diane Helminiak

    Since I am a magazine reader, I seem to pick one up at every store I go to. Whether it’s Joann’s, Meijer or even Lowe’s I seem to pick one up. I love the design features in them. There are stores too, but they just happen to be only a page or two. Quick, easy reading. Lot’s of pictures too.

    I never make resolutions, just better goals. Selling my crafts/furniture seems to be it for this year.

    • I enjoy magazines, too, Diane. Sometimes I get frustrated when the headlines are better than the content but yes, like you, I enjoy the design images, too. And you can read for a few minutes and then step away, which is always a nice alternative 🙂

      I have a feeling your furniture/crafts are going to see a big year – Cheers my friend! MJ

  2. Not reading anything at the moment. The last thing I read was Lucinda’s Solution by Nancy Roman (a fellow blogger I’ve followed for several years). And you know my New Year’s resolution!

    • I’m going to check out her book, too – I read the other one, “Just what I always wanted” and really enjoy it. Sadly I loaned it out and never got it back ~ Cheers! MJ

  3. No New Year’s Resolutions here. Just taking life a day at a time mostly. Reading Jenny Lawson’s Furiously Happy. Very funny stuff! Last month, I finished Dan Brown’s latest, Origins. Great action and suspense.

  4. Just finished Wind In the Willows again, and slowly revisiting Sound Mind Investing by Austin Pryor. Decided two weeks ago to turn over a new leaf and begin driving more mindfully with my work truck…just that alone should result in over $1200 a year in fuel savings (going from 10 MPG to 14 @ $2.39 a gallon) Thanks for asking ! 🙂 DM

    • awesome, DM! You have always struck me as someone who is pretty mindful, financially, and deliberative. isn’t it fun how we are still learning and trying new things? Love it! MJ

  5. Yum! A box of good books totally makes my mouth water..! xx

    • me too! absolutely divine ~ read this quote somewhere, “If I ever won the lottery, I’d spend the first year … reading.” TRUTH! MJ

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