It seems like yesterday we celebrated its arrival.
As with any new year, I make resolutions.
And I try to keep them.
At least the first month.
So I give you the resolutions that will probably be forgotten in 30 days.
1. Lose weight.
I know I say this every year. I start programs and quit. I start going to the gym and quit. But this is the year I stick. I mean it. I am tired of the "fluffy" look. It is so last year. I want to hear someone say,"Wendi, what are you doing? You really should eat something!" I just want someone to notice my bone structure...not the padding.
I don't just mean for the weight loss, but for my health.
I need to be able to play a game on the Wii without panting or causing my heart to beat at an unusually rapid pace.
3. Scream less.
I am not sure when I became a screamer. I think it was about the time my children stopped listening. I try the quiet inside voice.I try the sing-song approach. None of that works. Then I start getting loud and before I know it my neighbors know who wrote all over the walls with a sharpie.
4.Spend more quality time with my kids.
Not time loading the dishwasher together. Not time organizing their closet together. Not even time vacuuming under the sofa together. I don't want their only memory of me to be that of cleaning and alphabetizing.
5.Get more rest.
This has been on my list for the last 12 years. But this is the year...right? This is the year I get to reclaim my bed. This is the year I don't have to share it with more than one person. This is the year that I don't wake up with little toes in my face.
I love to read. I would immerse myself in books frequently before I had children. After children, not. so. much. I start books. And sometimes I finish them. But I am going to carve out more time for reading. I may even join a book club.
7. Become a better multi-tasker.
I can do a lot of things well. I don't do a lot of things at one time well. If I have too much to my plate, things slide and don't get done. Basically I stink at multi-tasking. I am going to work on this problem. Why shouldn't I be able to bake a cake while helping with a math problem, while driving to dance, while planning a party, while wiping a nose, while sweeping my floor? I. can. do. it.
I know. *gasp* Don't judge. Let me explain. Blogging is my therapy. Only it is cheaper. I can't even explain to non-bloggers what it does for me. I have let my blog posts and comments go during this Christmas season. I have missed it more than you know. It is my form of Prozac and I am not in a happy place when I don't have it. I guess I need to carve out a time for the computer too.
No silly, not other people. My husband. We always say at the beginning of every year we are going to schedule date nights every month. We do great in January. And then the busy gets us. And we forget. And time goes by. Not this year. We are going out more sans children.
So there you have it.
My January is already looking to be quite busy.
With all the dieting, exercising, talking quietly, spending time with the kids, reading, multi-tasking, blogging, and dating I hope I find time for the resting.
What about you?
What are you resolving to do this
Happy New Year!!!