I Resolve To Be Totes Amazeballs

fireworksA very Happy New Year to everyone!

At the stroke of midnight on the 31st, I threw off the debris of a long year and became instantly regenerated. A bit like Doctor Who.

It’s exhilarating to wipe the slate clean and imagine how much better this year will be. This euphoria generally lasts until the 3rd or 4th of January when we realise we’re still the same old person. Sigh.

Anyway, this year I resolve to be totes amazeballs, at least until the end of the month. My resolutions are:

  • Stop using youth slang. Oops.
  • Embrace every challenge rather than hiding under my duvet.
  • Master the art of cooking rice (yup, this was on my list last year too).
  • Learn to play the saxaphone.
  • Work out what I want to be when I grow up.

I got the chance to try out two of these when my oven died a slow death. With an Ocado delivery packed with oven-cook food on its way and The Teenager due back on Saturday, it was a mini crisis. But I remained calm and avoided the duvet temptation. To cut a very long story short (tears and foot stamping), it will be fixed today and I can now cook rice as the hob works fine.

Life is slowly getting back to normal after the bright lights of Christmas. School starts back on Monday, the washing machine will once more be pushed into full service and I will bear witness to every high and low of The Teenager’s football team. I know far more about the Premier League than I ought to.

So here’s to 2014 and all that it will fling at us. This will be the first year in a long while I am not a) waiting for an MS diagnosis b) being bullied at work c) being sacked for having MS d) coming to terms with an MS diagnosis. Totes fab…

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10 thoughts on “I Resolve To Be Totes Amazeballs

  1. the Boss says:

    You missed another resolution off your list.

    STOP using Totes.

  2. OMG, you must NOT stop using totes! Or other teen slang. My friend was mortified the other day when I said, “Snap!” Of course, I will use it all the more now, just to further embarrass her 🙂

    Happy new year, SIF! Hope it’s wizard (yes, I know that is from, like, 1973, but it’s the best I could come up with. Snap.)!

    • stumbling in flats says:

      Gulp, OMG!!! A word I don’t know!! What does it mean? Not that I’m going to use it of course…
      Happy New Year to you too! Wizard is a most excellent word. Like super and cool.

      • OMG, you don’t know OMG?? It’s Oh My God (or “Gosh”). You must use it immediately. I don’t even think it’s gone out of style yet. Hurry!!

        • stumbling in flats says:

          Don’t worry, me having a stooooopid moment. I thought you meant ‘Snap’ was a cool word. *hangs head in shame*. OMG I’m not having the best day…

          • HAHA! Well, it was easily just as much my fault for misreading.

            As for “oh, snap,” er, well, I *think* it is an all-purpose…HANG ON. [Consulting the Urban Dictionary (for realz)].

            Here we go: “An expression meaning that one has been surprised by what has just occurred. It is similar to saying ‘wow’ or ‘holy crap.'”

          • stumbling in flats says:

            I have a lot to learn. Totes tragic. I asked The Teenager to update me on what the kids are saying. Needless to say he didn’t. Meh.

  3. Kerri says:

    Your writing makes me smile. Happy New Year!

    • stumbling in flats says:

      Thank you so much! And you. Oven has now been fixed by a lovely man who seemed to want to take my cute little cat home with him. I was sorely tempted as she hogs way too much of the bed. Meh.

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