We have had such a light winter without snow that I am feeling fresh and springy. It makes me want to make New Year's resolutions--except for the moisture naysayers fretting over the snowpack which will make us very thirsty come August. (It's like you can't enjoy anything.)
Nevertheless, I haven't felt cold and oppressed (which I don't mind) and I think it has led to great optimism. Here are my goals--I'm already working on them!
Stop reading blogs written by people I hate. Sure, I won't have anything to talk about but think of the time I'll save!
Wear Peds. Neat people always wear them. I want to start doing this consistently. They aren't really my favorite, though.
Patch the holes in my walls and paint over them with touch-up paint. I am giving myself a year to do this.
Pretend to be more friendly.
Strengthen my eyes. I am losing the ability to focus on small print close up. People (I'm guessing it's mostly evil optometrists) say you just lose these muscles when you get old but people (I'm guessing it was evil obstetricians) said it was impossible for me to have a *VBAC! What I'm basically doing is Kegels for my eyes.
"Like" more people's runs on Facebook. I'm shooting for liking about 3-5 miles of runs the first 2 weeks and I'll slowly work up to liking about 21 kilometers by the end of the year. I'm determined to finally do it this year.
Pretend to be more enthusiastic. (Step 1: Use more exclamation points in texts.)
Just enjoy it.
Develop a signature pot luck dish.
Sip drinking chocolate every night.
All of these resolutions are just smaller parts of my personal theme for 2012 which is, "Be My Best Authentic Self." I like the way "authentic" modifies the word "best." My design theme for 2012 is "An Illusion of Freshness." I like the way "illusion"modifies the word "freshness." My family theme this year is, "Quickly I obey." It's ironic, of course.
*Impossible because I've never had a cesarean but I LAUGHED IN THEIR FACES.