Slim Randles' Home Country
A few things to do this year
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Annette George, owner of the Soup 'R Market, picked up
the list of her New Year's resolutions:
glass on the meat cooler.
Walk two miles
each morning before work.
Lose 15 pounds by
Take a class in Spanish.
She thought about the kind of person she'd be at this time next
year with all those things done, and it made her smile. Then she
looked out the window at the snow and crossed off number two. "Each
morning" was just too ... too, inflexible. It's always best, she
thought, to make promises you can keep.
Annette tapped her teeth with the pencil.
The Spanish class was in the city, and with gas prices being what
they are ... well, she could always pick up a Spanish grammar book
at the Read Me Now bookstore. Number four reluctantly had a line
drawn through it.
You know, that glass has been cracked on the meat cooler for six
years now, and it has never caused any kind of health threat. So the
line up the glass causes a slight distortion as a shopper looks at a
pork chop. So what? And have you seen what they get to replace that
The pencil drew again, slowly but deliberately.
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This left number three: lose 15 pounds by summer. This is one she
will not scratch off. She remembers sitting by the swimming hole on
Lewis Creek last summer watching the kids swimming. Next summer,
she'll swim with them. She will lose those 15 pounds.
How? Well, by ... eating better. Sure. Maybe one of those
chocolate milkshake supplements each morning. Well, better not say
each morning, but ... whenever, you know. And walking. How much? Who
knows? But walking.
Yes. Walking. Losing 15 pounds. By summer. She smiled and decided
to celebrate with a candy bar. Only one, of course.
Life is good.
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