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Monday, 31 December 2018

Poetry Monday: Plans For The New Year

Hello hello hello! It's New Year's Eve AND Poetry Monday, and as we prepare to ring in a fresh new year, this week's topic is "our plans for 2019" . . .

Join Diane, Delores (I hope,) and me as we turn to a clean page in our poetry-writing books and talk about our hopes/dreams/wishes/plans for the upcoming trip around the sun.

If you'd like to write a poem too, you may leave it in the comments on any of our blogs, or post on your own blog; if you do the second, please let us know in the comments so we can come along and read and cheer you on. Use the topic, or another of your choosing.

It doesn't have to be a long poem, it doesn't have to rhyme, and it doesn't have to be filled with big words or big ideas. Experiment, make it "you," and have fun!

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"And For The Tenth Year In A Row, I Resolve To . . ."

This is the year I will lose fifty pounds
I'll eat all my veggies and not lie around
I'll re-find my waistline, wave Bye to one chin
In fifty-two weeks, oh THE SHAPE I'LL BE IN!

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Some of the reasons I need this resolution:





























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Thank you to everyone who commented last week. Luckily, my spot of sadness passed with the holiday, and I'm back to myself again. I appreciate the support and kind wishes, and hope you all had some good things in your holiday season.

See you next week. In the meantime, Happy New Year!

What are YOUR plans for 2019? Do you ponder and plan the year ahead or do you just dive right in and take it as it comes?



Update:  Poetry Monday will be on temporary hiatus for January as our fearless leader, Diane, takes a break.

I'll be posting at random for the month :)





35 comments:

kylie said...

What is this word, P-L-A-N??

I hope to lose 10kg while eating what I like, achieve world domination and have enough money for two more dogs and a paid dog walker. I can dream!

Elephant's Child said...

Love your poem. And sadly resemble it - though I hope that gardening counts as at least some exercise.
I am so glad you are feeling better.

kylie said...

By the way, I love the critters you feature!

only slightly confused said...

Well good luck with those plans girl.....I think I'll likely have more luck with mine lol. Love the lazy kitties

Joanne Noragon said...

Just eat 2/3 as much. Don't eat between meals and/or after supper. Lay around in the winter, but pull weeds and go for walks in the summer. There, that is all my advice. Happy fifty two new weeks.

John M said...

Happy 2019! ⏳

Martha said...

I typically just let things unfold. Too much pressure making resolutions and such things. Just live one day at a time.

Happy New Year!

dinthebeast said...

In 2019 I hope to find us somewhere to live, preferably in the East Bay, and hopefully soon, as we agreed to move around the first of the year, and that's tomorrow.
As to resolution-y stuff, I guess I'll go with the same one as last year and hope (and try) for better results:
To play my guitars more.
I'm glad you're feeling better, and I hope you and your family have a good 2019.

-Doug in Oakland

jenny_o said...

LOL! It costs nothing to dream, right? :)

jenny_o said...

Of course gardening counts as exercise, and from what I've read and been told, it's a very good kind. Thank you for rooting for me, EC. I appreciate it.

jenny_o said...

I forgot to credit icanhas.cheezburgers.com!

jenny_o said...

Ha ha - I think I'll have more luck with yours, too :D

jenny_o said...

Happy fifty-two new weeks to you, too, Joanne :)

jenny_o said...

The same to you, too, John!

jenny_o said...

The laid back approach - I like it :)

Happy New Year, Martha!

jenny_o said...

Thanks, Doug - the same to you. And I hope you get to play more too.

Diane Henders said...

I laughed out loud at "New high score!" Ignorance truly is bliss. I'm not a year-planner or a resolution-maker, so I'll wait and see what 2019 brings to me. Wishing you all the best in the new year! :-)

37paddington said...

This reminds me of that joke I saw: My New Years resolution was to lose 10 pounds. Only 15 to go. Happy new year Jenny! Wishing you a blessed 2019.

Red said...

Congratulations on your Canadian blogger of the year award fro Yorkshire Pudding.

jenny_o said...

And to you, Diane!

jenny_o said...

Hahaha! Happy New Year!

jenny_o said...

Thanks, Red :)

jono said...

I am more of the take it as it comes type. I can't stop it or change it. The only thing I can change is the way I process it. Always trying to get better at everything.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Don't allow the fame to go to your head.

Susan Kane said...

Ah, cats! They ooze wisdom.

jenny_o said...

Is that wisdom they ooze? I thought it was sarcasm!

jenny_o said...

That's a resolution right there, Jono - that last sentence :)

jenny_o said...

lol

The Happy Whisk said...

Jenny! That was funny and fun to read those silly pets. Good stuff. Happy 2019 and here's to kickin' butt.

jenny_o said...

Thanks, Ivy - the same to you!

Mr. Shife said...

Loved the poem, jenny_o, and I wish you much success in your endeavors. I'm looking forward to reading all about it in 2019.

jenny_o said...

Thank you, Mr. S - I hope I have something to write about :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Haha loved the poem and the memes! Happy New Year to you Jenny!

jenny_o said...

Thanks, Joey - and to you as well!

baili said...

Haha this is so hilarious dear Jenny :)

Thank you so much for the gift of smile and laughter in new year :)))

This is such a delightful news that your sadness phase has passed and you are back in form by the grace of God!

I hardly plan for new year, just believe in slow and steady progress in each aspect of life!

Wishing you happy New year filled with health peace and prosperity each step my friend !
Hugs !