January News from Rockin’ Rooney

Rockin' Rooney January 2019

Happy New Year everyone! I still can’t figure out what happened. It was 2018 and then a few days passed and then it was 2019, but it still seemed like 2018 to me. Did something happen while I wasn’t paying attention? Not that it’s unusual that I don’t pay attention, I have better things to do: napping, going out with Mom and hanging out with my siblings. It’s easy to miss things when you’re having fun.

Be that as it may, everyone seems to be telling each other “Happy New Year!” these days so I guess everyone is pretty darn happy it’s 2019. I don’t see what the big fuss is all about.

Also, I hear lots of people talking about New Year’s resolutions. You know, things like exercise more, lose weight, eat healthier, drink less alcohol, learn a new skill or hobby and spend more time with family.

Well, I don’t really have to worry about that stuff since I exercise enough (walks every day!), I can’t lose weight (I am what I am!), I eat pretty healthy already, I don’t drink, I don’t even have any skills or hobbies and a spend a lot of time with my family already. Who needs resolutions? They say 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February, anyway. They even have a day dedicated to breaking your resolutions: Jan. 17 is Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day.

January seems to be a month of comfort and relaxation. I mean it’s National Oatmeal Month and National Soup Month, now that’s comfort. The 3rd of January is Festival of Sleep Day, the 6th is National Cuddle Up Day, Jan. 8th is Bubble Bath Day, National Milk Day is the 11th, the 14th is Dress Up Your Pet Day, followed by National Hat Day, the 16th is National Nothing Day, the 18th is Winnie the Pooh Day (how comforting!), the 21st is National Hugging Day, National Pie Day is the 23rd, National Peanut Butter Day is the 24th and Chocolate Cake Day is he 27th.

I guess after all the excitement and hoopla of the holidays, folks are just content to relax a little, stay home, take a bubble bath and eat some soup. Sounds like a plan to me!

So, however you celebrate the new year and no matter what resolutions you make (or break) just enjoy your life because life is short, and be kind to each other. A little kindness, I’ve found, goes a long way! Have a great 2019!

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