Again it is time for my New Year’s Resolutions. For those of you who are interested, I kept all of the tough ones I set last year. I know most of you didn’t think I would. This year I decided to go a little easier on myself. Anyway here we go.

1. I resolve not to watch anymore TV commercials for Viagra that only have one guy in them. If you’re by yourself, you don’t need Viagra. If you think you do, it’s a little creepy. Or maybe I’m wrong. Maybe Viagra isn’t for what I think it’s for. They say it’s for ED. Maybe ED means Eating Disorder. Maybe the guy needs to lose some weight. The Viagra helps him lose the weight. He meets a nice girl, gets married, and then he can go get some Cialis…. I’m still not watching the commercials.

2. This year I resolve to stop my wife from lifting heavy things. My wife is developing a slipped disk in her back, and she shouldn’t be lifting heavy things. Sometimes when we have a snow storm, I am slow to get out and shovel the driveway. My wife will lose patience, get tired of waiting for me to do it and run out and shovel it herself. Lifting that big heavy shovel full of snow has to be hard on her back. This year I vow to get her a smaller, lighter shovel.

3. I resolve not to spend so much time in my recliner laid back watching TV. I get too comfortable sitting there mindlessly watching nothing while I could be writing or doing something constructive. This year I vow to spend more time lying on the couch while I watch TV.

4. I resolve this year to finish the two books I am working on. The first one is a sequel to my first novel In The Sticks. This is again a true mystery with Cheryl and Lyle going through their little dance, this time about whether or not they should get married. Of course a body is going to show up—they always do. I’m using a working title of In The Lake. The second book is completely different than anything I’ve done before. A coming-of-age novel written in first-person with a voice similar to the one I write this blog in. There is a lot of humor, but it also tackles some serious subjects.

5. I resolve to promote my writing projects more.

Okay, that will do it for this year. I wouldn’t want to strain myself. Everyone have a good year. Everything that happened last year is in the past. Remember the good things and forget the bad things.


About thewritingdeputy

Joel Jurrens was a deputy sheriff for 26 years until he retired in 2013. He has published three novels: In The Sticks, Graves of His Personal Liking and County Ops: The Vengeance of Gable Fitzgerald. He tries to keep his blog light and humorous and sometimes downright silly.
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2 Responses to HAPPY NEW YEAR

  1. Marie says:

    I love your blogs. Especially your resolutions!! Anyhow, I just want to say that I really enjoyed “In the Sticks” and I can’t wait for the sequel. I’m in the middle of “County Ops” and can’t wait to see “who dun it!” Keep the books coming.

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