old year new year

Tonight is new year’s eve; I’ll be washing several hundred dishes and scrubbing many giant pots and pans.  The parking lot outside the lodge is filling up with cars, bringing people to the banquet where I will be washing dishes.  It’s part of my job; everyone has to wash dishes two or three times a week.  But the dinner shifts are the worst, they’re the most work when you’re already exhausted; tonight I’m dedicating my shift to everyone everywhere working tonight and tomorrow (banquets are way worse than regular dinners too).  If this sounds a little like a post I wrote last week, when I washed dishes on Christmas, um, sorry.

In the new year I resolve to wash fewer dishes and be less grumpy about them.  What’s your resolution? Do you make them? I don’t, other than joke ones like the one I just made; they’re so easily broken.  I find it more rewarding to meditate every day; this practice gently makes me kinder and more compassionate.  Much better than making a bunch of impossible declarations one day a year, and inevitably giving up on them by February first.

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Oh, I live in an RV. I write poems, essays and prose. Thanks for reading my blog, good health to you!
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One Response to old year new year

  1. Joan Pinkham Virgil says:

    Definitely not the most fun activity for New Year’s Eve. Hope you had lots of help with the dishes, and keep up the daily meditation 🙂

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