I’ve been a little slow on the whole New Year’s Resolutions thing. (Probably because I spent the past two weeks on the couch under the influence of pain killers.) But I figure better late than never, right? So far better or for worse, here are my 2013 resolutions.
1- Heal my kidneys. Which means sometime next month I’ll be collecting my pee for twenty-four hours, in hopes that we can find out what chemicals are out of whack in my body. (Gee- isn’t this the best list already with urine collection on it? Aren’t you so glad you clicked on this post?)
2- Read 150 books this year. I was going to put 175 books down, but I’ve decided to cut back a bit in hopes that I’ll have more time for my other goals. Yes, 150 books is still an insane amount of books. Yes, I’m not normal. And that’s okay.
3- Have more sex. Alright, alright, calm down. Let me be clear: my physical relationship with my husband is good. Really. I just want it to be even better. After thirteen years, three children, a house, schooling, and countless jobs sometimes my husband and I forget to make each other a priority. So this year that’s going to change. Which should result in a little more “alone time” <wink, wink, nudge, nudge> if you know what I mean.
4- Rub lotion on my feet every night. As a mom I have a list of things to do that’s a mile long and rarely is there anything just for me on that list. However, by taking three minutes each evening to pamper myself in a specific way, I’ll at least take care of one of my needs. Which might just start a trend where I take care of more of my needs.
5- Make at least half of the bread, pizza, and tortillas my family eats from scratch. This resolution just might kill me, gentle reader. But I really want to cut down on the amount of processed foods we eat here at home. In going over my dinner and lunch menus, I find most of the process food I buy comes in this form, so I’ve got to make some changes.
6- Arrange a play date for my youngest child on a weekly basis. Which sucks, because that means I’m going to have to put on a bra and actually leave my house. But I really think Eden needs this. My older kids are involved in a few extra-curricular activities that provide lots of social activities, but Eden’s not so lucky and needs some social interaction with kids her age.
7- Sleep more. Yes, I have perfected my ability to get through my day on five to six hours of sleep a night. However, I have a sneaking suspicion that’s not exactly a healthy lifestyle. So going to bed earlier and learning to sleep better is going to be a high priority this coming year.
So these are my goals for the coming year. Nothing super exciting (well, except #3), but I think they’re going to make a big difference.
‘Fess up now. Do you have any resolutions for 2013?