Feeling listless? Restless? At loose ends with your life? Is the thrill of spinning around in your office chair gone?
Do your ears hang low? Is your hair limp and lifeless?
Is your once sudsy bar of Zest for life down to a pathetic cardboard-like sliver?
Well, my darlings, look up and look around at that blue light flashing in Betty’s head. You see, none of this is your fault. It is mine!
It occurred to me the other day that I had neglected to tell you this year’s theme! Yes! And you all were too polite to beg me for it!
You poor things have been waiting beside your closets, ready to base your wardrobe choices on my Theme of the Year and I have been negligent in my duty. For this, apologize.
(Trumpets, please.) It is Year of Action. YOA! Hear our battle cry “YOA!”
Some of you may remember my past themes of “Year of Service” and “Year of Organization” and who can forget “Year of Grains”? (I think many of you are still recovering from that.)
So what are the guidelines for YOA? Simply that when there is a choice between action and non-action, we take action! (Except of course, when the action may be, well, stupid or rash.)
This means when there is a medical appointment to be made, I make that call. When there are house repairs that need to be made, I get on it. When it is time to go to lunch with the gal pals, I text them and get their buttocks to the nearest padded booth so we can have a much-needed confab.
(One of my buddies has suggested that next year be Year of Overreaction. He notes I would be good at it and he is correct. Now whenever I get too wound up about something, he says, “Hold on until next year then you can overreact!” Since I will be planning a wedding next year, I think the theme of overreacting would be perfect! Don’t you?)
Since January, except for a couple of lazy days, I have been able to stay true to YOA.
A few highlights: Getting a lot of medical appointments taken care of, getting all three pets to the vet and getting their little bodies attended to, getting engaged (woooooooooo!), firing Jesus-the Gardener and finding a great replacement (the second coming, if you will), and planning and going on a three-week vay-cay to New Zealand and Australia.
So, now you know what this year’s theme is.
Finally, your life has meaning and direction.
Get on those crushed velvet track suits you’ve saved from the 1980’s and get going! It’s YOA!!
So tell me in your comments, watcha gonna do first? Huh? Huh?
Yours in YOA,