Every year New Year's Day rolls around and I am just sure it'll be a good year.
As the year progresses, it just doesn't seem to turn out as great as I had hoped.
This year I am changing my tactics.
Instead of being sure, I am going to be hopeful.
Hopeful is good, right?
This week's ten things Tuesday is about things I am hopeful for in 2013.
1. I'd like to win some money.
Publisher's Clearing House is awarding $5000/week forever in February and while that would be awesome, I'll take a sweepstakes win from one of my survey sites.
2. I want a dear loved one to leave a cult.
It's hard to watch someone you love throw her future away on something that she believes in so much and that you know with every fiber of your being is a bad thing.
3. I want to take a monkey water bath.
We are biting the bullet and getting rural water. We will still be able to use the well outside. I have no idea when it will be done. I guess one day they show up and dig. I have not had a really nice, deep, hot bath since the night my well went dry.
4. I want chickens.
I never thought I'd ever say such a thing. But, I'd like fresh eggs and it is not always easy getting over to the farmer that sells us eggs. Getting the chickens are the easy part. Building the coop to keep out the other critters is another story-according to Honeyman.
5. I want my antenna.
I had one ordered. It never came. Now, it will have to wait until it is warm enough to put up. This time, I am going to Radio Shack so I know I will get it. I am so looking forward to telling Directv that I don't need them anymore.
6. I'd like the world to quit being ruled by money.
If that was the case, I wouldn't need my first hope. Everything is about money. It really is hard to do without and as life goes on, it takes more and more.
7. I want touchscreens to go away.
Maybe my household is in the minority, but we all hate them. Give me a button or keyboard any day.
8. Can everyone just stop with blaming?
When did it start becoming OK to not take personal responsibility? That is the reason I did it. They caused me to be the person I am. Who cares? You did it. Own up! At some point, each one of us has to take responsibility for the actions we take.
9. I want GE products labeled.
You can call it GMO too. And if it has those ingredients, you can't call it natural. We have all been raised that the government is looking out for our best interests. But, the government doesn't know what the effects of additives or GMO ingredients will ultimately do to our bodies. Or they do and just don't care.
Yes, I know we will all die someday. That's not the point.
10. I want my government to quit taking away our freedoms/privacy.
We lose more and more freedoms all the time. Many times the government says that "it's for our own good" and we need to be safer. It is well known that when faced with a choice of freedom and safety, the majority of people will opt for safety. I'd rather have my freedom.
If I want to walk down the street scratching my ass, I'd like to do it without a camera watching.
Have a great Tuesday!