Ketchup With Us #9


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What are YOUR New Year’s resolutions?

And, when Mel and I ask that, what we mean is … what are YOU giving up for only two days and then caving on to remind yourself and the world that you are a miserable failure at New Year’s Resolutions?

I make my own list every year. And, by the end of the first week, the back of it has served as a grocery list and there’s a good chance I’ve used one of its corners for an old wad of gum. We try, we fail. I think that THAT in fact is my annual tradition. And here’s one of my favorite surefire fails that I like to throw out there each January 1st.

I say it every year. And I always try but never succeed. It’s the mark of a good mother, isn’t it? And, surely, everyone else wants to see it happen, too. Of course, maybe the fact that I can’t give it up is simply because …


Yes. Well, he does look a little more like he’s singing opera than yelling. But I thought it would make a damned funny visual. 

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For a quick explanation of this link-up, click here. In short, Mel and I will post a picture or video with a writing prompt on the 1st and 15th of every month. You can write your entry in any form. We love creativity. And, with each prompt, we’ll feature a writer from the previous link-up. Which reminds me …

Our esteemed Ketchup With Us Featured Writer for today is …

Ruby Manchanda

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  1. Submit your entry using the linky at the bottom of our KWU posts.
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‘KETCHUP WITH US’ – Prompt #9

In 57 words or less, tell us about the New Year’s resolution you WANT to make but KNOW you’ll break.



8 responses to “Ketchup With Us #9

  1. I honestly don’t know how many years it’s been since I made a resolution….

  2. We need to have a competiton to see who can go the longest without yelling. 🙂

    Thanks, Milo, for spreading your wealth on my blog.

    • Well, it’s January 1, and my family just woke up dreadfully late because we went to bed up dreadfully late last night. And I’ve already interacted with two of them several times now for at least 15 minutes …. and no yelling yet! 🙂

      • You’re doing great!

        I yelled by 10am. I’m weak…and need to refill my patience. I’m just going to pretend tomorrow is Jan 1st. 🙂

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  4. Why yell? Speak softly and carry a large squirtgun. 😉

    Here’s my entry.

    • Thanks, Gene. I want your post to be featured with any others that come in so I entered it “officially” using the linky at the bottom of my Ketchup post. If you want to do next time, it works just like the Trifecta one where you enter your link, your name and your email address. Thanks so much for playing! 🙂

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