Friday, 1 January 2010

on the first day of the new year

Jen wanted to know what my New Years resolutions are:

(I have to preface this by saying I don't do well with resolutions. These are some things I really, really want to do - and do well - this year.)

1.To MAKE a garden, not just plot/plan/drool over the seed catalogs/draw pretty pictures of one. This may also involve learning to shoot a gun or throwing dynamite because, lawdy, them deer be HONGRY.

2. To allow myself to be selfish sometimes and not always put the kids and the husband first. No one's going to starve if I'm off somewhere doing something fun and don't get home to plan/make dinner. They're all tall enough to get to the peanut butter now. (heh)

3. Learn something new every month. To stop staring enviously at all the new craft/project sites I keep finding and JUST DO IT.

4. Oh, you know, the usual. Loseweightexercisemorecookbettermovemuchcurecancerwriteeverydaydiscovermyself.

Every day.

Aren't we all going to have a great 2010? I think we will.


wherewiller said...

Those sound like quite good and mostly reasonable resolutions! Happy new year.

Assertagirl said...

Oh hey, gardening is right up my alley! I recommend You Grow Girl as a great gardening resource. I started dreaming up my annual vegetable garden layout just the other night while I was nursing Nate.

MsCellania said...

These are some good ones.
I heartily recommend insisting that the children make their own lunches, from getting out the bread and peanut butter, to fetching the fruit and water. I suppose one could move that to the dinner hour and have equal success?
HAPPY NEW YEAR, Jess and Family!

Stomper Girl said...

I applaud your so-called selfish time and plans for making stuff, I really do. I'm walking that path too.

Good luck curing cancer too.

Happy New Year to you and your lovely family Jess xx

Jen on the Edge said...

I like your goals, but I am already fascinated with #1. I can't wait to see photos of your garden.

Isabelle said...

Well, I wish you all the luck, especially in the being-a-bit-more-selfish department. I don't seem to have managed that one yet...

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

hey Jess, Thanks for the link love-and can i just say I LOVE your header? Very cool!
Here's to inspiring each other in the new year!

agnes said...

LOL good luck with #4.
#2 is great -- I always manage to fall to the bottom of my own priority list...
Happy new year :-)

p/s: my first time here.

Caro said...

I resolved to floss my teeth more. LOL. I loved your peanut butter comment.

Magpie said...

yes we will. :)

happy new year!