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!






5 thoughts on “10

  1. Anonymous

    it’s over-achievers like you that made this country great and lazy slobs like me that are ruining it.
    at the beginning of reading your post, I wondered to myself, why would someone as perfect as she make any resolutions? then I got to the end, and you suggested you are crazy. lets not say crazy, lets say enthused! ambitious!

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