It’s the perfect time of year to think about what needs a bit of perking up. Besides the obvious (my figure) I have slumped in many areas of my life. In the past I prided myself with the ability to get it all done, you know? The cooking, the cleaning, the occasional game with the kids… I think I was organized emotionally. I’m not anymore. Often I wake with the doom of having a lot to get done and that feeling seems to hang around for much of the day.
Writing makes me happy, I look forward to posting and always have fragmented posts reciting themselves in my head throughout the day. I tried telling myself that I had to earn that hour or so in the afternoon when I can type away carefree. That didn’t work too well-hence the lack of posts, only I could be my own student and not quite follow the rules. My kids laugh when I say hence, don’t people say hence anymore?
When I find myself with some spare time I usually end up in the recliner watching all the taped episodes of “If Walls Could Talk”. (Which by the way is a great show on HGTV on early Tuesday and Thursday mornings and might just be worth any amount of procrastination on any given day.)
It’s a moving year for us, just thinking about this makes me bleh. But I have the desire to Aim High until then and I really must clean up my act.
I have resolutions that are much like everybody else's, like being a better wife and mother.
But also I would like to stop buying Martha stuff at TJ Maxx just because it’s a good price. This is one of those things that I may have said in humor at the officer spouse club coffee but really deep inside I mean it. Is there counseling for people who can’t stop buying Martha craft junk?
Also I have enough glitter. I don’t need to buy anymore. It’s really hard to write that.
I will put the armoire to better use in our bedroom, rather than stuffing it with old diaper boxes full of patterns. I don’t need to buy anymore patterns for the rest of my life, as there are more diaper boxes under the bed and in the barn. Though please credit me for the magnificent reduce, reuse, recycle usage of diaper boxes.
I will put clothes away before I blog. This may sound silly but sadly laundry is a huge part of my life. If I’m not the one doing the washing then I am the one who is yelling at someone (whose age ends in teen) to switch or fold or unball 40 pairs of gym socks. This is an edited version of I will make sure the house is clean and exercise before I blog. The unedited one was really, really hard.
The most important one: I will take better care of my mother…
because she took care of me.
And because I love her.
Have you resolved to be better this year? Please share!