05 January 2012

Writer's Workshop: Goals

Mama’s Losin’ It

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The prompt that I chose this week is:

5.) Okay okay I have to ask…what are your New Year’s Resolutions for 2012 and/or how did 2011's resolutions turn out?

I don't make resolutions, but I do have goals. One of our goals for 2011 was to have an increase in business and we were successful at achieving this goal. However, this has not necessarily translated into an increase in usable income because when things get better on one side of the table, they get worse on the other side. It seems we're always playing musical chairs with the money, hoping that we're still in the game when the music stops. One of our goals for this year is to increase business and income as well as to decrease expenses wherever possible.

Another goal is to get down to a safe, healthy weight. I was on track before I had surgery to remove the tumors in October 2010, but have been in Plateau Land since then. Basically, my weight fluctuates daily in a ten pound range, but I can't seem to break free and start losing again. Maybe my body has decided that it had better hold onto whatever it has tightly in case the surgeon's knife decides to come after me again. Who knows. I just wish that it would get on the move again.

One goal for this year has already been achieved. It is one that has been a goal for a very, very long time now. I have searched high and low for years for any information that I could find on one of my great-great grandmothers. Story has it that her daddy, who allegedly was very well-off, disowned her for marrying my great-great grandpa. Whether this is true or not, I do not know. You know how all families have their stories. Anyway, I located Josephine's death certificate online yesterday and this death certificate also told me her daddy's name. I may never be able to prove or disprove the whole disowning thing, but at least now I stand a chance to learn more about that part of the family.

The last major goal is to get our two youngest children tested and registered for their first semester in college. They have grown up way too fast!

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