I guess one-word new year’s resolutions are A Thing this year so Onward is my resolution.

I don’t doooo resolutions as a rule. I mean, like dieting-type resolutions. I don’t like junk food as a rule so I mainly shop the farmers market and/or the perimeter of the upscale grokkery and cook from scratch. My main food vice is Lay’s potato chips, plain or ruffles, and I occasionally succumb to that. And then there’s the whole join the gym thing. I get plenty of exercise, like every morning at 0-skunk-30. Gym membership? What? Why, if you can simply walk outside? I dunno? What else? I don’t (usually) spend money on frivolous luxury crapola but on the rare occasion that I want something I will buy it. Stop talking to the radio? Nope. Not until the Orange Baboon is out of the White House. Move on buddy.

About the only word that works for me is “Onward” because that’s about the only thing I can do at this point in my life. Move forward. No turning back.

So I got distracted by a cover of the Postal Service’s Such Great Heights song. I don’t know who did the cover but I will always remember a mix-CD one of my beach urchins gave me a long time ago. Such Great Heights was the first track and as I was starting my walk through the schoolyard in the dark in the fall, Ursa Major was to my left and Orion was to my right. At great heights.

P.S. This snow was just a little squall we had this afternoon. The temp was right around freezing and nothing stuck around, at least not on the roads. Seems like we’re gonna have unseasonably warm temps for the next couple weeks. Even though I know winter is just beginning, in a weird kind of way I feel like we’re almost on the back side of it. We’re not. But. I can’t put it into words and maybe you’d have to be a northern Great Lake Stater to understand it anyway. Or maybe some Great Lake Staters are ready to kill me for saying that.

One Response to “Onward”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I feel (erroneously) that once we start gradually gaining more light instead of losing it, that winter is on the wane. Actually, it’s barely started and we’re expecting SNOW in the lowlands next week. Ugh. I like the word “onward” because it’s always my goal to move forward. Sometimes I need a push, but I’m doing better at going for things, like trips and other adventures. I feel that I’ve made progress. Tim’s Cascade Salt and Vinegar chips are my kryptonite. Also chips and good salsa or guacamole.