Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Trophy Wife New Year!

Resolutions. Oooh. Resolving makes me tingly all over. I am in my own personal sort of zen when it comes to resolutions and goals and stickers and charts. I feel giddy just thinking about it. Imagine, then, my delight to learn that the verb resolve has like, seriously, a zillion different meanings of subtle differences.

Note: Ooh! Tingle!

So, as a challenge to the great guru of all things resolving (not revolving; revolving makes me feel queasy just thinking about it) I will make a resolution that matches each meaning of the specific verb action.

Note: Ooh! Grammar and resolving! Tingle!

re·solve (r-zlv)

1. To make a firm decision about.
•I resolve to finish editing my book so that I can share it with others. Whether they want to read it or not.

2. To cause (a person) to reach a decision.
•During 2010, Rubi and I will resolve our bitter dispute regarding her daily brushing and combing. She will probably reign victorious. And she will probably reign with sticky things and burrs in her hair.

3. To decide or express by formal vote.
During 2010, Hub and I will resolve our current concerns regarding our living conditions.

Note: Simmer down. Hub and I will both still live; we will both still reside together. Happily. It is merely the conditions of our living that need resolution.

4. To find a solution to; solve.
•During 2010 I will resolve my issues with Comcast. Hopefully, no one gets hurt in the process.

Note: Warning to Comcast: You are done messing with me.

5. To bring to a usually successful conclusion:
•During 2010, I will resolve my relationship with my tatas, with or without surgical intervention.

Note: Okay, fine. Without.

6. Medicine To cause reduction of (an inflammation, for example).
•My dry elephant skin will resolve in the New Year through the use of copious amounts of Victoria's Secret body creams.

7. To melt or dissolve (something).
•I will enjoy the resolution of butter in a warm saucepan in its progress to a rich, buttery caramel sauce or a thick roux, perfect for a pot of chowder.

Happy New Year, one and both my readers! Have a Trophy Wife New Year!

Heck, yes!

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

I say go for it to #5, as my own will probably be undergoing #6...not in 2010, but because of it.