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Aggie Worries about Nancy’s 2018 Resolutions

January 1, 2018

I haven’t made any New Year’s Resolutions since January 2013 when Nancy and I clashed brains on the subject. I try to make worthy plans, but my good intentions tend to evaporate. So I gave up. Nancy, however, has a bunch of resolutions, which worry me.

She says she will:

  1. Work on house plans with interior design software she got for Christmas. (Is this for fun or is she actually planning to build a house?)
  2. Have a furniture maker she knows help her design a table she sketched. (Okay. I can deal with a table.)
  3. Work on two short stories she found in a drawer. (There were several, and I read them all. The others were lousy.)
  4. Talk to interested groups about River City Dead during San Antonio’s 2018 Tricentennial celebration. (This is the story of my recent rendesvoux-turned-fiasco with Sam on the River Walk, so it’s okay with me.)
  5. Investigate participating in CASA, Child Advocates San Antonio, which recruits, trains, and supervises court-appointed volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children and youth and help place them in safe, permanent homes. (This sounds like a wonderful program and a MAJOR commitment.)

So where does that leave me for the future? Is she finished telling my stories? This brings us to her sixth resolution—the most important one. She’s working on a story about the most dangerous situation Sam and I ever faced. She resolves to:

6. Lengthen and polish the story. (It’s written, but she’s been thinking since November about how to intensify it.

There you have it. I have not been cast aside. Not yet. And Nancy is better at keeping resolutions than I am. I still worry, however, about the brain clash we had back in 2013 over New Year’s resolutions, especially numbers 7, 8, 10 and 11:

If you have an opinion, let me know.

And stay tuned.

Aggie Mundeen


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