Howdy! It’s 2014! Woohoo! I hope you all sent 2013 off with champagne and toasts and kisses at midnight, because do you know what I did? Snored, and then practically laid on top of my dog to keep him from barking and waking up the children. And you know what? I loved my new year’s eve. I am officially lame and I do not care.
I don’t think I made any 2013 resolutions, but I’ve been feeling ambitious. Or is the proper term “resolute”? Anyhow, here goes.
- Take better care of myself. This one gets bold print, too. It’s super-general by design, but I have lots of sub-resolution ideas. Start going back to Weight Watchers (it’s the only thing that works for me, and I have to actually go to the meetings because I apparently need that kind of accountability). Hire a sitter more often. Put my needs ahead of my kids’ needs sometimes (when appropriate)(by this, I mean stuff like worry less about how the kids are going to feel about being left with a sitter, and instead just enjoy my outing). Do more kid-free things with my husband. Have more, ahem, relations with my husband. Take the Bear’s preschool attendance a little more seriously (he skips school a lot). Take my showers at night so I don’t have to rush so much in the mornings (or, let’s be honest, so I don’t skip bathing as frequently as I do). One day a month, REFUSE to be the one to wake up with the kids. Use foot lotion every night. Get my hair done more often. I could probably keep going on and on about the various self-improvement things I need to do, but you get the gist.
- Finish knitting the blanket I started for my friend’s baby back when she was pregnant with him (he’s now 3 or 4 months old).
- Go through all these boxes of baby clothes and sell/donate them. (I’ve determined that, although I REALLY want three kids, I cannot handle a third.)
- Be less wasteful. (This is one of the reasons I’m writing in this blog right now, for which my annual payment was automatically debited from my bank account. If I’m paying for a domain, I may as well use the damn thing.)
I think that’s quite enough resolutions, don’t you? What did you resolve to do this year?