Tuesday, January 1, 2008

I Resolve......


Yay!! We survived 2007! And by "we", I mean that I managed to not reduce the world's population by three! (Coach, Jock and Bug!)

Its that time when everyone decides to make changes in their lives. It is assumed for the better. Imagine how healthier the planet would be if everyone who resolved to lose weight, actually did. Or how many new books would be read if everyone actually read what they resolved to read? How many old friends would we make contact with again? How many new friends would we make? How many parents would stop cursing, how many yards and gardens would get weeded regularly, and how much less soda and more water would be consumed?

Or maybe those are just the resolutions that have been broken in my house over the years.

Anyway, in the spirit of the New Year, here is my list of resolutions for 2008. I've tried to keep them realistic and obtainable, while pushing myself to be a better person.

I resolve......

...... to close more car doors with my feet.
...... to get my glasses an updated prescription.
...... to buy more socks so I can do less laundry.
...... to throw away all my scales.
...... to do one less load of dishes a day, freeing up more playtime with my kids.
...... to learn how to operate the XBox control paddles, so I can maybe play a game or two with one of the three testosterone containers in my household.
...... to go to bed a little earlier each night for more snuggle time with my Coach.
...... to hug my kids at least one more time each day.
...... to eat more chocolate.
...... to dance more with my vacuum.
...... to dance more with my sons.
...... to sing just a little louder in the car.
...... to look in the mirror each day and find something new to like about myself.
...... to appreciate myself more so my family follows my example.
...... to find ways to get my kids to tell me they love me in public.
...... to tell my kids I love them in public.
...... to tell my kids more often how much I love them no matter where we are.
...... to call my parents and my brothers more often, even if they never call me first.
...... to learn to make a good spaghetti sauce from scratch so I can break the Ragu habit.
...... to eat more chocolate (no... not a duplicate resolution..... just eating more chocolate!)

Happy New Year everyone! May 2008 bring you all the happiness you might have missed in 2007, and not repeat any of the sorrows you passed through along the way!


Sue said...

I love your resolutions. I don't make them.

I have a great recipe for spaghetti sauce that I'd be willing to share, but it might be a tad spicy if your family is used to Ragu. Dude, that stuff is nothing more than tomato soup, I swear. LOL!

Stella said...

Great resolutions!!

I can help you out with that tomato sauce...it's pretty simple! I can even help you learn to make gravy! (With meat!)

Happy New Year!!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Happy New Year! I hope you are now feeling 100% better so that you can tackle that list!

Flea said...

Those are GREAT! Let me know how you get your kids to tell you they love you in public. :) Especially boys.

LunaNik said...

Happy New Year! This year I resolve not to make any new resolutions...hehehe. No seriously, me and hubby are quitting smoking and have already bought the patch. Here's hoping...

The Sports Mama said...

Sue and Stella, I would GLADLY welcome all spaghetti sauce recipes! We don't eat Ragu because we like it, its because its fast and easy! ;)

Flea, when I figure it out, I'll pass along the secret!

Lunanik, good luck!! I know that one is a hard one!

BB's Mom, so far I seem to be doing better, and the finger is usable (mostly) again! :)

Karen said...

What an awesome list! I love that you're finding ways to make your children say I Love You in public.

Cecily R said...

Okay, I've read quite a few resolution posts in the past few days and this one is my favorite. What a FANTASTIC list!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

I'd like to dance with my vacuum but the damn wieners are too busy trying to kill it!!


Chris said...

Hmmm...I haven't made any resolutions yet...but I think I could stand some more chocolate too!

KIDZMAMA said...

I like the list. My favorite is "to look in the mirror each day and find something new to like about myself". That's a tough one. At least for me. I don't think I spend that much time looking in the mirror. A quick blow dry, a dab of concealer, and I'm outta there. There are babies to console!

The Sports Mama said...

Karen, I'll let you know if it works! :)

Cecily, thanks!

Hallie, maybe if you put the weiners in one of those baby slings? Hehehe...then they'd have to dance WITH you!

Chris, EVERYONE could use more chocolate!

Kidzmama, that one will probably be one of my toughest as well. I suspect it will be easier to get the teenager to admit he loves me in public!

Rachel said...

Everyone has a great spag sauce. That ragu and jar stuff, that's for the birds woman!!!
Play, experiment have fun!! Need hints? I've got tons and recipes.. too many :-)
These were wonderful resolutions!
Especially the car doors with the feet :-) LOL!!!

Shellie said...

I LIKE your resolutions!