Thursday, January 8, 2009

You Say You Want a Resolution

My sister did, anyway.  Say she wants a resolution, I mean.  Since she read Evie's post about her resolutions, she wanted me to post mine  I wasn't gonna, but I'm laptopless-I said LAPtopless-, except for using Greg's when he's home and not on it (that gives me a three minute window, maybe, except for now in the morning before he gets up) so I'll do this because it will be quick and easy.  Plus I'll be more likely to come back to it and check up on myself.

1.  I will have the kitchen completely clean every day when the kids come home from school (around noon--yes, that's when 1st and 4th grade get out in these parts)

2.  I will have David read to me in both Polish and English every day and hope he'll feel comfortable in both languages by the end of the school year.  I'd like him to have the desire to read a real book (like Magic Treehouse) during the summer.  I will also sit with him while he does his homework.

3  I will do a better job of keeping up with my cleaning schedule. 

4.  I will only bake desserts two nights a week. 

5.  I will make a real breakfast at least twice a week.  (we eat WAY too much cereal!)

6.  I will eat no potato chips until Christmas time when chips and dip and slush are on the menu.  (this one should be easy as I normally eat chips about once a month at the very most.  But I do love them).  I will abstain from french fries as well.  (not too hard either, but it feels nice knowing that I can't let myself for some reason.  I love McDonald's fries. . .)

7.  Every evening at 7 o'clock I will review my day and that half hour during the kids cartoon (they have evening cartoons here always at seven.) will be spent doing the things I didn't get to (or avoided all day).

8.  I will actually contact loved ones on their birthdays.  (Thanks mom, for the calendar!)  Hopefully I will one day even remember to get something in the mail for them!  

9.  Hopefully I will start doing my morning exercises again some day.  (admire my resolve, people)

There they are.  The ones I can remember at least.  I'm already doing most of them rather well.  And it's been over a week.

24 comments:

Annette Lyon said...

Way to go. Somehow I doubt I'd last long on the french fry one.

Kazzy said...

I love the resolve to only bake desserts twice a week. My kids WISH I would bake that often. Kitchen clean by noon, etc. Are you sure you aren't a superhero? Since I started working I don't even get to the kitchen until after dinner usually. Ugh... Love the bilingual reading goal too. So cool!

Susan said...

Since I'm still on the "get up in the morning" "go to bed before midnight" resolutions, I hate you for your perfecting things resolutions! Okay, I forgive you, but I better see you eating fries and chips when you're here this summer!!

Lara said...

I'm with you on the "hopefully" getting to exercise in the morning resolution. Totally full of hope, not so much willingness or even resolve. :)

I need to be better about the birthdays. Perhaps I will make myself a calendar...thanks for the idea!

McEwens said...

Thats a lot! What is a slush?

You can do it! I know you can!!

McEwens said...

BTW now I have that Beatles song in my head!!

Becky said...

Whoa - that's quite a list! I think the potato chip one would be my ultimate downfall. Mmm... potato chips. That's good brain food, right?

Sue Q said...

Whoo, hoo! You and me and number six, girlfriend!!! I'm so glad I'm not going to be alone in this year's quest for self-discipline!

Barbaloot said...

Is there such a thing as too much cold cereal? I'm not sure...

Either way-homemade breakfast is pretty dang stinkin' good-so I like that one:)

Rebecca said...

Those are great goals!

My kids eat too much cold cereal.

Erin said...

All I eat is cold cereal. Breakfast, bedtime snack, sometimes lunch. I bought Eggo waffles as a treat two days ago and the package is almost gone. They are like candy to my kids.

Good luck with your resolutions!

Heather of the EO said...

I love the McD's fries too. In fact, I just ate some. NAUGHTY. You are one goal-oriented woman. Good example for me. Cause I'm lazy.

Melissa said...

I made my goals in December, and now I can't remember what any of them are. By the way, did you get my e-mail?

Alison Wonderland said...

That's some ambitious stuff there. Especially the everyday stuff, that's where I always have problems. Good Luck!

Annie Valentine said...

I don't think I could keep a single one of those resolutions. You have to let us know how you do next year.

Jen said...

Geez, my family would love it if I'd resolve to BAKE dessert at least twice a month! Twice a year? I MIGHT be doing that already...

If I had any self control whatsoever, it would be different, but since I'm a complete glutton my poor family must suffer.

Great resolutions!

Melissa Bastow said...

Those are impressive. I used to make goals about being organized and cleaning and stuff......but I really stink at those things, so now I'm focusing more on stuff like, "shower every once in awhile" and "throw away holey socks." I can manage those kinds of things.

Kimberly said...

What a great list! And I am so stealing your cleaning schedule idea, by the way.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I am people and I admire!

Erin said...

I am with you on trying to cook breakfast more often. I don't think the Evie's post was the right link.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

You are so good. I know I'm not disciplined that way so I have not bothered with resolutions in ages :-)

That Girl in Brazil said...

Um, what the heck? Why have I not been to your blog before? Or have I? Am I going crazy?

Love ya.

(Bytheway, I am cereal's number one fan. I personally feel there's nothing wrong with eating it three meals a day.)

Sheri said...

Sounds like a good plan... noon for 4th grade? That is crazy.... And cereal is good for you!

Anne said...

Thanks for posting those Lis! That wasn't so hard, was it?