HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014Tuesday, December 31, 2013 by: Mac Headrick
What would New Year’s Day be without personal resolutions? Now I have some ideas relative to myself. I am curious as to what changes you the reader aspire to. I will start things off by listing my goals for 2014.
- I will get a minimum of 7 hours sleep nightly in my bed. Now I presently do have a bed (sort of) and I try to get the above listed amount of sleep. The difficulty I face is I share my side of the bed with a Pug (Raji). How can a 20 pound animal take up 80% of my sleeping space? Raji also snores and makes other assorted noises. I have spoken several times to Raji about this sleeping arrangement. The emphasis in these discussions was along the lines of the typical master/dog relationship. I believe Raji understands my point but suspect he has the roles of master and slave mixed up.
- Since Sault Ste Marie elected a Conservative member federally there has been a steady decline in services and federal employees locally. On a provincial level the Liberal Party cancelled two gas plants at a 1.2 billion dollars price tag. They also have fixed our water issues by bringing in new regulations. My point is that in 2014 I resolve to ask nothing of politicians. I (we) cannot stand the cost and aggravation of having our elected officials fix things.
- I will not create a twitter account. I have a difficult time following my own daily schedule much less actually writing about it. Have you noticed that anytime a twitter account gets publicity it is a bad situation.
- I will not consume any gluten free products. United States Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps consumes over 12,000 calories a day when in training. That is difficult but I could do that. The only difference is I have not chosen my Olympic event yet.
- On a more serious note I want to exercise more. I really have enjoyed my multiple daily walks with Beau and Raji since retiring. But this cold winter has limited this activity. Where’s global warming when you need it?
- I will go to two Green Bay Packer games this year. I normally go to one but why not try for two. Lambeau Field is considered by many to be almost a religious shrine. Therefore I would be combining sports and spiritual renewal. I also resolve not to make fun of the Detroit Lions… hehehe; can you believe it; ha-ha; the choke masters; wait a minute Mac get a hold of yourself, where was I … oh Detroit Lions fans.
- I will always put the toilet seat down. I have on good authority that this is not always the case.
- I will support any movement to take down the barriers that surround Porter the Train.
- I will continue my volunteer activities.
- I will produce a weekly column published on Saturday morning, sometimes Sunday etc. but once weekly!
As I see the above goals are obtainable. Please take a moment to share your New Year’s Resolutions.
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014