So, at sundown, began Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement.  I celebrated, not by fasting, as is customary, but by eating barbecue.

It was delicious.  Sorry.

Here's my annual post about what I need to atone for from the previous year.

Not much, as it happens (ahaahahahahahahahahahah).

I am sorry for all the times I lost patience, which were many.  I would argue that I kept my patience more that not, but it's not the Jewish day of patting myself on the back, so...

I'm sorry for angry and unkind thoughts.  Were I to get into specifics here, I'd develop carpal tunnel.  Let's just leave it at that.

I regret not getting to any baseball games this year.  What is up with that?

I gained back 20 pounds, and I am atoning for that.  And will be until I lose it, plus another thirty.

Which means, I'm sorry I have been walking around looking like an albino hippo - my friend Jim suggested I get a tan.  I like the way he thinks.

I may or may not have gotten drunk in New Orleans, but I was an excellent wing woman, so you have to balance those out.  Net/net, I'd say I'm more hero than goat.

I really did drink to excess on several occasions, so I owe my liver a debt of gratitude. Ditto any brain cells I may have killed off in those bouts.

As a safety professional, I know better than to get on a slip n slide, and I did it anyway.  No regrets, but let's pretend it didn't happen.

Is gluttony a sin?  Yes?  How about sloth?  Anger?  Those too?  Lust?  COME ON!   Around here, that's what we call Saturday.

About the nose piercing, I'm sorry....that I didn't do it sooner!  Are you kidding me?  This thing is freaking awesome.  I'm pretty sure that people think I'm way cooler because of it.

I'd apologize for being an "Attention Whore" - thanks for that nickname, Jim, but does one really atone for her talents?  They're a divine gift, after all.

I should beg forgiveness for forsaking sushi all those years.  Turns out, it's delicious!  What was I thinking?

I'm sorry I doubted Natae when she took me to get my eye makeup done two years ago.  We went again last fall, and what do you know?  I needed to be wearing eye makeup.  Thanks, Natae for sticking with me.  I love my new eyes!

To my friends in Maine, I apologize for not coming up sooner, and for not being able to come back often.  You are all amazing, wonderful people.  Come see me, I'll cook for you.

Lola.  You are my sunshine, and I am sorry we don't spend more time together. I should probably take you to the vet, but I'm afraid they're going to tell me what I already know.  Love you, sweet girl.

We'll always have Goshen...

To my hair; my bad.  I had no idea home color could go so wrong.  But on the upside, we found Jereece, and even if her name is a little weird, she knows how to cut and color.  Let's keep her.

To my family; this year, I'll talk less, listen more.  Well, I'll try.

Apologies in advance to my co-workers for a Halloween costume that is going to kick ass. You've been warned.

That's it, I guess.  I'm sure more will come to mind, but I work through it for next year.



Thanks for the picture of Lola. She's beautiful, like her mama.
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Damn it - the Lola comment got me.