After extended deliberation, I have compiled my annual list of actions to make the upcoming year extra-awesome.
Note: Over the years, I've found it helpful not to include overreaching items such as "Be a nice person" and "Live within budget." No one tells you this, but these kinds of vague, pie-in-the-sky goals are basically impossible to achieve.
(I can tell you from personal experience that it's a real buzzkill to wake up on January 3rd only to realize you've already blown items 1-14 on your yearly to-do list. Let's just say some lessons were learned.)
Anyway, I'm happy to share my 2012 list with you, and feel free to peel a few items off for yourself!
In 2012, I will:
...bring back the phrase "in full effect." For example, when dinner is ready, I will say something like, "The tuna noodle casserole is in full effect."
...perform a set of lunges thrice a day - at 9:00, noon, and 4:00 - no matter where I am.
...use the word "thrice," like, all the time.
...perform some kind of community service. And, by the way, just because it's court-ordered doesn't mean I'm not feelin' it.
...do my best when either of my children says, "Guess what?" not to respond with "Chicken butt!"
...get that thing with the stuff looked at.
...knock off the flute jazz.
There you have it, folks - wish me luck!
In the meantime, I wish each and every one of YOU a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.
And, as always, thank you for stopping by here week after week - that truly means the world to me.