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Dec 30, 2023·edited Dec 30, 2023

1) Visit my last remaining sibling more often.

2) Become closer to my two children - at least as much as they can tolerate all that icky stuff.

3) Learn to cook.

4) Abandon any hopes of finding a wife. Just too risky in the West these days, and I ain't moving to the Philippines.

5) Update all my "affairs" so that if anything should happen to me, my family won't be caught up in the kinds of disasters seen so many times.

6) Organize, label, and distribute my 3700 pictures to my children.

7) Continue my late brother's work on the family tree.

8) Learn some ballroom dancing.

9) At every opportunity, expose the Left.

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I made my resolution early this year. In October I vowed to be less angry, sad, and political. To that end, I got Daisy, a three-month old puppy. She’s as apolitical as they come. She forces me to walk a few miles a day. And she always has a smile on her face. Wish I could post a picture. Happy 2024, y’all.

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Dec 30, 2023·edited Dec 30, 2023

I think if maya sulkin recognizes her therapy is expensive and basically worthless, she should just quit it and use the money for charity. And maybe volunteer at that charity to take her out of herself. Like a veterans charity - like maybe the Semper Fi foundation.

(I unlike Oliver never said I’d give up recommendations)

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Spend more time at my piano that on my ipad.

Finish my book and figure out the self publishing world.

Focus on fitness goals, not the scale.

Volunteer more at church.

Keep my mouth shut when I know I should, complain less.

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Dec 30, 2023Liked by Nellie Bowles

My resolution is to share a glass of wine and a lot of laughs with the woman that brings so much joy to my Friday mornings, Nellie Bowles. Hey, it could happen.

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I don't do resolutions, never have! It is like lying to yourself about things that you know you should change. But let's be honest here, we do what we do because we like it! The "it" may not be productive, or even GOOD for us, but we do it anyway. Only when forced by circumstances beyond our control do we ever change what we do or begin something new in our lives. Planning out your life is a frustrating experience. My idea of retirement was a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, that my wife of 44 years and I could settle into, WITHOUT a mortgage, and with a car that is paid off and no credit card bills. And we HAVE it! Unfortunately, we also have our 32-year-old daughter and her 10-year-old daughter, PLUS our adopted daughter's half-sister and HER three kids, ALSO living with us! So we are a family of 8 living in a 1600 sq. ft. home, and my wife and I are relegated to maid's duty, with three dogs to boot! This is retirement? The lesson is that no matter what you plan, life ALWAYS intrudes, and forces decisions on you that you may feel totally incapable of making correctly. Ultimately, I am not happy, but my job, and my wife's job, is to make the best of it. And THAT, my friends, is LIFE!

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I’m staying in an Airbnb with my family this weekend, and on the wall is a poster that says “I can still remember the days I prayed for all the things I have now.” It hit me in the gut: my husband, our kids, all my family and friends, our home, a medical practice with patients that give me much more than I do them, and last but not least, the workhorse of the car world: my beloved Toyota Camry! Gratitude, every minute, every day, with a healthy side of STFU about the things I let myself complain about. Happy New Year y’all!

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Suzi Weiss......If you want to find a good guy, go to where the good guys are. Temple events, Weddings, work out gyms (the work out machines...ask for advice), A fishing class in Colorado, golf lessons, church league mixed softball, picklelball class, upscale grocery produce section, take your time ordering the pizza, Sushi bars are good, Wear make up and smile a lot. Show some leg. Do three of these a week and You should be engaged by Fall.

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Thanks to Margi for the Tom Lake recommendation. When I was young my mom introduced me to books with the advice that "you'll never be bored or lonely." It was good advice.

One theme in the resolutions, I do find troubling.....the dread and enduring influence of Covid. Am currently reading a Follett novel about, among other things. the plague in the 14th Century. Now THAT was a plague to be feared. The Chinese engineered virus of 2020 was nothing but a psyop designed to mislead and scare the public and make us compliant and docile. Please stop. I never stopped going to restaurants, refused to wear a useless mask and regret falling for the phony vax. The death rate from the Black Plague was well over 1/3. The death rate from Covid - even if you believe the hyped numbers -was below 1%. We we duped by our government, our medical establishment and the Demons of Davos. Stop being scared. Don't be fooled again. Can we all please resolve that 2024 will bring about a smarter, more courageous, more resilient population that questions everything the lying media and our corrupt government spout? Thankfully, we have the Free Press to lead that charge.

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I can honestly say that I've never made a new year's resolution and I don't plan to make one now.

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Dec 30, 2023Liked by Nellie Bowles

See what, if anything, I can do to support my Jewish friends.

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I resolve not to secretly throw away the stuff my wife never uses, no longer cares about, and doesn’t remember she ever owned, until precisely the moment she accidentally sees it deep in the trash bin. (Damn it!)

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Olivia Reingold, I had the same problem for years and years. The only two things that worked? Get finger cots that are plastic and roll down over your fingers. Wear them day and night- don’t take them off even for the shower, but, of course, replace them daily. You can get a ton for pretty cheap. Then once your nails get to a certain length after a few weeks, go get a manicure with SNS or acrylic. If you get regular polish or -worse- gel, you may be tempted to pick at it. The SNS and acrylic strengthen your nails, are tough to pick at, and taste awful if you do manage to get off a chip.

But the finger cot things are the big secret to stopping the biting and the picking. I still break out one or two if I’m stressed out and notice I am tempted to start picking again. You also may benefit from digging into what you are doing when you are doing it the worst and why. Mine was while working and watching TV. Good luck!

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Dec 30, 2023Liked by Nellie Bowles

Suzy Weiss, good goal, and after 47 years I can say, “best thing that can happen to you.”

But it won’t happen until you STOP looking. And that’s the ONLY way it happens.

Trust me.

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Dec 30, 2023Liked by Nellie Bowles

Nellie, please consider adding another resolution to your list: Try to lighten up and take things less seriously. As for me, I’m 76, my resolution is to be around to make resolutions (probably the same one) next year. Happy New Year, friends.

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New Year's resolutions are designed to be abandoned in February. Also they're cheesy. That said, I love thinking 🤔 of good ones. New Year's Day I'll be sober 100 days so I don't have to quit drinking. I'm a personal trainer with my own gym so I don't have to start working out. I could stop eating potato chips for dinner but...nah. I'm in a junk food phase. I trust it'll peter out. I don't bite my nails. I curse too much but I tried quitting and I just didn't fucking feel like me anymore so.... meditation is well... no. Books with actual paper pages are... uh uh. I should probably stop racking up credit card debt on my shopping "projects" but that's a life's work and I don't want to put all that pressure on myself. Surely it will backfire and soon I'll be standing in the kitchen over a bag of kettle cooked potato chips pressing "double-click to pay" on a $1200 designer ring. So go easy on that one. I guess all that's left is to call my mom and dad more often. Is 54 too old to ask them for a little spending money? Haha joke!

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