Has everyone been dying to know what my new year’s resolutions are? (Were? Is it past tense already?) First let’s check in with my Resolutions for 2011 and see how I did.
- organizing my entire life – NO
- doing something a little different at work – YES
- starting a new exercise program – YES
- training my dog to be absolutely perfect – NO
- crafting – NO
- becoming an expert baker and cook – NO
- finding a religion – NO
- making more time for my family – Maybe
- keeping track of my camera, phone, glasses, ipod and wallet for an entire year straight – YES
Actually, that’s not that bad. The first resolution I came up with for this year was “Become Awesome.” But that seems sort of hard to measure, and let’s face it, redundant. (That may sound sort of cocky, but I told someone that resolution before New Years and they sort of berated me for not being more self confident. I have been berated into acknowledging my awesomeness.)
So, what to resolve? I am a big resolution maker, especially since my birthday and the new year go sort of hand in hand, like New Year’s Eve and Hangovers.
I’m usually in a juice cleanse frame of mind when I do my resolutions, so they are always sort of boring, lame, or delirious (see above.) Meanwhile, my loving husband makes really fun resolutions. Last year he resolved to catch a fish each month. He’s off biking to the creek to catch a fish in December and while I try to remember how many pounds I was going to lose last year. So I decided to take a page out of his book this year and resolve to do something fun. The first thing I came up with was to bake 10 pies this year. I didn’t want to go with once a month, so 10 seemed reasonable. Plus that will make Luke happy and make me a better baker. Did I stop there? No, then I thought, “and I’ll do 10 crafts! and 10 science experiments with the kids out of their science book!!! and 10 BLOG POSTS PER MONTH! AND I’LL RUN A 10K!!!” Then I thought I should make something related to work, and then I thought I should come up with 10 things that I was going to do 10 of for an even 100 things this year, and then I sort of felt the whole thing unraveling, and then I got writer’s block and then and then and then.
So here is the official list:
- 10 pies
- 10 science experiments
- 10 blog posts per month
- 10 crafts
Other things optional.
P.S. Speaking of 10, it’s the 10th. Yes, I am crazy. Wait for my list of 40 things to do before I turn 40.
Happy New Year!