IT’S MY LIFE

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I’M not a fan of new year res­o­lu­tions. Pos­si­bly be­cause I’m too lazy and my de­sire to change my bad habits only lasts un­til the se­cond week in Jan­uary, after which I re­turn to my de­fault set­tings.

How­ever, yer man is a huge fan of yearly res­o­lu­tions and mak­ing them prob­a­bly ranks among his favourite part of the Christ­mas and new year sea­son. Not only does he take his own res­o­lu­tions se­ri­ously he likes us to do like­wise, al­ways be­tween din­ner and dessert on New Year’s Day.

“Right, res­o­lu­tions time,” he be­gins, pulling out a wad of papers from our medicine cup­board.

Don’t ask me why we chose to keep them among tablets and medicines as they are not our last will and tes­ti­mony, but out they come, our new year’s res­o­lu­tions dat­ing back to 2008.

Yes, that is not a mis­print, for the past 10 years yer man has doc­u­mented our new year prom­ises and the fol­low­ing year pro­duces them to re­mind us of our suc­cess or fail­ure. It’s of no con­se­quence whether you’re a guest at our ta­ble, or a mem­ber of the fam­ily, as there is no es­cap­ing yer man with his

For the past 10 years yer man has doc­u­mented our new year prom­ises and the fol­low­ing year pro­duces them to re­mind us of our suc­cess or fail­ure

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