Sunday, January 01, 2006

New Year's resolutions

Last night's party turned out to be a better time than I expected, although I was a little tired from spending most of the day at the natural history museum. My peanut butter rice krispie treats with butterscotch topping were a hit, as they were all gone by the time I left. I was trying to recreate a recipe that I lost many years ago. When I left Georgetown, a co-worker gave me some of these rice krispie treats and then the recipe, which I promptly lost. My version came close to his, but I missed something or did something wrong. At least mine were good, and apparently popular, so I've got something to shoot for with the next batch.

When someone asked me last night what my New Year's resolution was, I panicked and said "get to work on time." It's not bad, but it's hardly the life-altering resolution I'd want for 2006. Besides, that was my resolution for 2005 and it worked out well. My real resolution for 2006 is to be more optimistic. I could be negative about many things in my life in the coming year, but it's not going to do me much good if I dwell on the bad stuff. There are also many ways to look positively at the same changes, and enjoy what's good about my situation. So that's what I'm going to try to do. 2006 will be a difficult year, no question, but if I try to be optimistic it can also be fun and exciting. I've got a clean slate this year, and that's a good thing.

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