Here they are, before I forget:
1. As I said in the previous post, I am not going to get lazy this winter and rely on the TV to entertain my kids. Just because it's winter in Vermont doesn't mean we can't leave the house or play outside. I must be outdoorsy and wear layers. I must buy snow pants.
2. I am not going to buy another book until I have reread every single book I own and do some serious book purging. I have books covering every available surface of my house and several LARGE boxes of them in closets and in storage. There is even one in our bathroom. So as punishment and motivation, I will redetermine if this is a book I must own for life, or if it is a book worthy of selling or donation. Some books, like the Harry Potter series are understood as keepers and therefore do not need another reading. But Joseph Andrews on the bookshelf in our living room? I know I liked it when I was taking my Literature of the Restoration class at SHU, but is it a book to keep for life? I need to revisit that, and declutter my house. Badly.
3. I am going to be less bossy, in general and to the tall, dark, and handsome man that resides with me. I'm very bossy. I just like things done my way, and I don't always have time to ask nicely, but I'm going to make time. Because nobody likes that girl. And nobody likes living with her, either. So unless I want to drive my husband away to the strip club/bowling alley in the next town over (oh, yes, it's on my Bucket List), I better bring it down a notch.
4. Not gain back the weight I've lost. All I will tell you is that a) I never had to diet before b) it was way harder than I thought it would be c) I sucked at it at first and almost killed my husband over a few grains of rice that may or may not have put me over my allotted points d) it works. I love Weight Watchers, even though she's a real bitch sometimes. I have lost almost 10% of my body weight and (as of last week, weigh in again tomorrow) have 2 pounds to go to my goal. And my goal is what I used to way on an everyday basis prior to kids. And I fit into my old clothes. Even the pair of jeans I stashed under my bed in a see-you-when-I-see-you-probably-like-three-years-from-now moment. It's amazing. I can't make my skin all smooth and perfect like it used to be, but I can definitely make the effort to not inflate it with extra blubber. Again, JDubbs didn't sign up for that, and I was pretty unhappy. It feels good to be me again.
5. Go to California in September for JDubbs's birthday and the Valley of the Moon festival in Sonoma. There, I said it!! We have to go! It's a resolution! Please???
And I'll leave you with this because there are always photos to share:
I resolve to take more pictures. That one I know I'll be able to keep!
Oh and I resolve to have Auntie Amanda build my kids a puppet theatre :) No pressure or anything, Boo!