Wow, in just a few days, we will be welcoming in the New Year 2013. It is hard to believe how the last few weeks have whisked by so quickly.
As the day gets closer, like many of us, I am starting to figure out New Year's resolutions. Oh, there are the standbys like losing weight, exercising more, eating better, but there are also the ones like spending more time with family, working harder at work, trying to get more organized, finishing the book that Tina and I are working on, along with the standard resolutions. The following is a break-down of them:
First and foremost, I plan on spending more time with my wife and my parents. Resolution number two is to work harder at the paper.
Resolution number three would be the book that Tina and I started a while back.
Resolution number four would be to travel some more with Tina. We both enjoy traveling.
Resolution number five would be to get more and more organized at our house.
Resolution number six is the traditional eat right and exercise. Recently, Tina got a KitchenAid and for Christmas, I purchased some cookbooks for us. Now, I am not a very good cook, but Tina is and we enjoy eating and watching TV in the evening.
Resolution number seven would be what a college professor once told me, "carpe diem," which means, "the enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future."
There are other resolutions, which come to mind, but these are the top ones.
On New Year's Day, I will eat my traditional black-eyed peas. I am not really fond of them – actually more superstitious, but I try to eat at least 12 – one for each month – or who knows, I might eat more.
To the readers, I hope that you will have a safe and happy New Year's Eve, be careful and have a great 2013. See you next year.
Todd G. Higdon is a staff reporter and writes a weekly column for the Neosho Daily News. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.