I used to make a grand list of resolutions. Lose 10 lbs., write a book, complete a triathlon…crap like that.

I then became a little more realistic. Get to the weight on my driver’s license, stop using four letter words and run a mile without wanting to die.

Then reality kicked in and my resolutions followed suit. Find good smelling fabric softener and make my bed everyday. I actually did pretty well at these two. So the following year my resolution was that I resolved myself to keep my previous year’s resolutions.

Out of my fabric softener resolution came a pseudo holiday in the land of moosh.

Fabric softener day.

One day, about every other month, I would use the last of my fabric softener and would get to buy a new bottle and/or box. Oh how I looked forward to fabric softener day. Every other month Snuggle, Bounce and Downy would come out with new ways to entice me to try their newest concoction of clean laundry bliss.

Snuggle Blue Sparkle and Downy Cashmere something in the light orange bottle have always remained front runners.

So here I am.

December 31st.

I think it’s time I move on from fabric softener and a made bed.

So here goes.

In 2009 I will not make myself feel guilty for not having resolutions.

Oh I have them, resolutions. I have about seven. But I’m not going to utter them out loud.

Blissful ignorance 2009!

(Speaking of Blissful. I’m speaking at the Blissdom Conference February 6-7, 2009 in Nashville, TN. Wanna go? Last day for early bird pricing on registration and hotel is today.)


  1. Okay first. WHOOP! I get to go to Blissdom in February. Sorry for the pre-stalk.

    Second. I am sooo down with fabric softener day?? How did I miss this.

    Good crap indeed!

  2. I’m from Nashville! I only wish I were going to be home then =(

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  3. “Voluntary ways to make yourself feel guilty”: BEST way to describe resolutions. I stopped making these years ago because of that very reason.

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  4. Happy New Year!

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  5. resolutions, oh how I loath them and make them every year.

    I think I succeeded with 1 out of 4 last year. The other 3 are still on my list.

    Blissdom….I think we should share a room hoosierstyle.

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  6. I miss fabric softener. My husband read somewhere that using fabric softener cuts down the lifespan of your dryer and so now we aren’t allowed to use it because that’s just not good appliance ownership. Instead we use those spiky blue ball things that REALLY hurt when you step on them. I miss the fresh scent!

  7. I like your resolution style.

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  8. You are so very much smarter than I am. I still tell people my resolutions so that they can be aware of and share in my absolutely failure on an annual basis.

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  9. Happy New Year punkabelle.
    I am digging the header and we can so talk about some softeners. I am all about the smells.
    It’s all about happiness, laughter and love this year.

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  10. I love your blog! I’ve just found it. Wanna come again and again.
    I really want to go to Blissdom too! Still hoping!

    I heart fabric softener like you do and I live about an hour from Indy! We should totally be BFF’s!
    Please tell me….you like yummy coffee drinks and shopping…..and it’s settled! BFF’s!

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  11. Ummmm…..sorry but.
    I want to come BY your blog again and again!

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  12. Wow! I know somebody famous!!! One of my brothers lives about an hour south of Nashville. Wonder if I can arrange a visit around the first weekend of February?

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  13. I say ~ resolutions are SO overrated! New to your blog – love it! I will be back again!

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  14. I am totally going to celebrate Fabric Softener Days this year in honor of you.

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  15. I want to go to Nashville so! badly! I just don’t know that the monetary backage will be there so soon.

    Also: I am normally an anti-resolution sort of girl, but I’ve always been a super big fan of The List Making, and have recently discovered that the accountability, it is so good (for me anyway), so I came up with 9 “action items” as I am calling them for 2009. Woo!

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  16. Fabric softener day? Girl, you need a new hobby. Seriously.

    (Although, if my wife wasn’t such an enviro-freak and actually USED fabric softener, I’d probably have a different perspective.)

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  17. happy new year to you! good luck with that one resolution. i actually think it’s the single smartest resolution i’ve read / heard about this year.

    me? i don’t even make them, so that makes it easy not to feel guilty when i forget about them.

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  18. I think that’s the best resolution yet!

    Happy New Year!

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  19. I read something today about picking themes for your new year instead of resolutions. For me, I think my theme this year will be “writing”. Maybe yours could be something like “no guilt”? Just a thought. 🙂

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