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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Resolutions? Oh WE'VE Got Resolutions...

We all make a few resolutions as another new year dawns fresh and bright and then, often as early as January 2nd, we break our resolve and forget the promises we made. Just this afternoon I compiled a list of resolutions that I intend to keep in the new year...uh huh. I think that 2009 will see old Susie Q succeed with her new year resolutions at long last!
I will lose weight the fast & easy way!
I will order a catalog of new clothing ideas... ...and begin to dress with a greater sense of style.
I will improve my parenting techniques...
I shall discover new ways to beat hot flashes...
I will join some new & exciting organizations...
I will abolish my wrinkled hands by doing more dishes...
I will purchase a lovely wig so I can see how I would look in the young & hip styles...
I will always have a smoke to prevent loss of temper...
I will buy soda as gifts for all those 2009 babies!
I will update all of my make up... I will get a nice tan and help all the infants I know to get one too (while they are swigging their soda pop)
I will wear only my undies while doing farm work...
...or fighting fires!
I will keep my family free of goiters...
I will dance with Bill no matter how silly we look doing it...
I will get more strenuous exercise like this...
I will gather the family 'round the kitchen table more often...
I will keep my car cleaner...
I will travel more...
I will show Bill more affection...
I will meet with my girlfriends for lunch more often...
I will work on my cooking skills... ...and I won't burn the beer!
I will sing and sing and sing...
I will take my dog for longer walks...
I will get new and more fashionable glasses...
I will try new photography techniques...
I will keep a cleaner house...
I will get out the old bathing suit and hit the beach... ...and I will continue being so, so grateful that I am a member of this sweet blogging circle of amazing people. Each one of you has blessed my life in so many ways.
God bless you & may 2009 be filled with joy for you, your family and your friends.
Happy New Year!
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q Many of the vintage signs and advertisements were found at : Found In My Mom's Basement

31 comments:

Becca Watson said...

I hope you have a very wonderful New Years!! ♥

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

What a great resolution list. I will have to 'resolve' to be more like you in 2009. You totally crack me up! Thanks for sharing your silliness with us.

Wishing you and yours a healthy and prosperous New Year! Much love. xxoo

Neabear said...

Too Funny! Good luck with those resolutions! Happy New Year to you. Wishing you a wonderful 2009 and I am so glad to have met you.

Smilingsal said...

Thank you for that trip down memory lane. Happy New Year!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my gosh! LOL. sanitized tapeworm? Giving the baby cola sooner, these are hilarious! Makes you wonder what advertisements will make people gasp in horror 100 years from now. Happy New Year Susie!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

LOL! I love old advertisments. It is amazing we all survived the 50's....

My favorite Christmas present of all time was a sun lamp I received when I was 16. I promptly sun burned my face and proudly went to school to show it off!

Happy New Year Sweet Sue! I am keeping my fingers crossed that you make it this way.
xo
Penny

Susan S. said...

HILARIOUS....I can't believe some of those old ads....too funny! Happy New Year!

Omah's Helping Hands said...

I love it! Happy New Year Sue! I have a 2009 New Years Spirit Award awaiting you at my blog. :)

nikkicrumpet said...

OH MY...those vintage signs were totally cracking me up! What the heck is a goiter anyway? Amazing the kinds of things they got away with in advertising! The bra/firefighter one was a doozy. Thanks for the laughs!

the pleasues of homemaking said...

LOL! Great list! I actually did belong to the David Cassidy Fan club!

Happy New Year dear Suzy Q & Family!

Manuela

bj said...

What a cute posting...funny funny...
I hope your new year is so full of blessings...
love, bj

PEA said...

Happy New Year, dear Sue!! I'm back from my little blogging break and now having fun catching up with everyone. I so enjoyed reading your last few posts I had missed...sounds like you had a lovely Christmas but what a shame Santa still didn't bring you Brian himself! hehe

Now these are the type of New Year's Resolutions I should be able to keep as well!! LOL Oh, Sue, you are so good for my heart, you make me laugh out loud every time I visit:-)

Wishing you and yours all the very best that 2009 has to offer, dear friend. Love you! xoxo

Andi said...

You're too much Susie Q!!! I loved this post and all the old advertisements. I will prefer that you just go ahead and lose your temper this year and not "lite up" the Marlborough!

And I so wanted to do lunch with you in 2009 but I hope I don't have to come attired like your friends in the photo! You'd be worth it though...I'm certain!

Have a Happy, Happy New Year Sue!

Love and Hugs, Andi...who used to own one of those sunlamps back in the day...and you can get burned under them...speaking from the voice of experience!!!

Lisa said...

These are the best resolutions I've seen so far. I'll try the maidenform bra one. The best new year to you!!

Sheila said...

Wow, I can't believe some of these old ads! How far we've come!

Indigo Robe said...

Please tell me the cola sign is NOT real! That was hysterical!!!!!!! I brought the family in to read it!

Happy New Year!!!

Gretchen said...

Oh, yes! Cleaner car. Indeed. :)

You don't need any resolutions to me. You're just right the way you are. So blessed to know you. xxxooogretchen

Cheryl Wray said...

This just MADE ME SMILE!!!!!! I Love this; you are so creative and clever!!

I hope you have a FANTASTIC 2009!!!!

Brenda said...

Happy New year and hope all your dreams come true in 2009

Bonnie said...

What a great blog. I hope you don't change a thing in 2009, you sense of humor is the greatest. Those old ads always amaze me....what were we thinking. I have to admit I too was a member of the David Cassidy fan club (and the Osmond Brothers, too). Like I said....what were we thinking, lol. The best to you and your family for a wonderful, prosperous New Year.

justabeachkat said...

Girl! You are toooo much! I loved your list, especially the photos. You cracked me up on this one. Thanks for some good belly laughs.

Hugs!
Kat

Janet said...

Sue,

That was a Hoot; thanks for making me laugh. Let's hope this new year gives us many chances to giggle...I *do* love a good giggle... you know the kind that makes your face get all distorted??

Janet

Melissa said...

It's hard to imagine telling moms to light up a cigarette and give their babies a Coke! It's a wonder anyone saw their 10th birthday!

LivingTheLife said...

I LOVE your list...where oh where do you find these ever so clever ads?? Seriously, malt beer to help infants get a better start in life...and how about lighting up a cig for "sane sake"...the bull we have been fed all our lives...it's amazing any of us are sane!! All that bull makes me want to go out and buy stock in Maidenform!!!

Hope you and your sweet family have a very blessed year. You have certainly blessed me by the sheer fact you have become a dear sweet blog friend to me...always making me think, laugh and remember to take time and enjoy!

Thanks for being you!!

Blessings...
T

P.S. I've been absent far too long...but some of it is b/c Mr. Blog has an issue with letting me post comments or POST in general...I'm hoping he gets a new attitude in 09!! Along with my new computer (which I'm still waiting to be delivered) things should turn around soon!

salmagundi said...

Aren't some of those ads unbelievable? Sure, let's bake our babies in the sun, then give them some beer. Keep the giggles coming - you are always a bright spot in my day!!! Sally

Sue said...

Hi Sue....Happy New Year!! and I remember that wacky weight loss belly belt, my mother had one and she had the rowing machine to match....she never lost even an ounce....

Sheila@Simple Indulgences said...

What a hoot!
This had me laughing out loud..and the picture of the monkey in the glasses, well...LOL
I'm bloggin again as of today, so I will stop by more often now.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year, love Sheila (formerly As Time Goes By)
xo

Valerie said...

holy CRAP that was funny! (and so scary that someone would actually consider giving babies beer & soda)

Pat said...

LOL! Loved all these old ads --I can't believe the one about giving cola to babies so they will 'fit in" socially during the adolescent years --lol!

I remember those plastic little girl wigs! Oh my -- does that make me old? Lol!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Susie Q...I LOVED this post...it had me in STITCHES!!!!!!!

-Jennifer said...

OMG, some of those were too funny!