Monday, January 5, 2009

Resolutions...take 'em or leave 'em

Usually I don't make new years resolutions. What's the point? I won't keep them. So every year, I resolve to not make a resolution...which in itself is making a resolution! This year I have decided to make a few. I'm not telling my family though, so that if I fail, they won't throw it back at me!

1. Patience - I am going to TRY to be more patient with my children...especiall the teenagers who can't help the fact that their hormones often cause them to have major brain farts!

2. Quilt - I want to make a quilt for my bed. I got some wonderful Moda fabric in the Portabello Market line for Christmas and I want to actually start, make and finish something for ME!

3. Weight - This is a tricky one. If I say I want to lose weight, I'll instantly gain 5-10 pounds. Instead I'll say I don't want to GAIN any weight. I will try to eat more responsibly to be more healthy and hopefully in the process I'll... no... don't say it...

4. Household - I really want to get my home more organized. And cleaner. It's not that it's dirty really, just a mess all the time. I mean the floors get swept/vaccumed, dishes done in a fairly timely manner, toilets scrubbed down (well, maybe not the boy's bathroom so much - should I really have to clean up a teen's pee just because they choose not to aim well??? So I make them do it!) and laundry done. The problem is we have too much "stuff." Not necessarily important/relevant/worthwhile stuff. So I want to clean it up! I've tried fly lady before. It's a great program, but I just can't handle all the about overwhelming!

So there you have it. I've broken my cardinal rule and actually made real resolutions this year. But I know that the few of you that read my blog won't hold it against me if I don't manage to follow through on all of them.

I'm really going to try this year. I really am. Really. Now, where did Baby Girl hide her candy bag...


~Vicki said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for the nice comment!

Good luck with your new resolve; it all sounds very wise!

Have a DIVINE 2009!

kailani said...

I think it's great to have some goals for the new year even if they're not all accomplished. :-)