Jan 6, 2010

On the 27th Day of December, My True Love Gave to Me...

Traffic ticket #9.

Yes, I'm absolutely serious.

I probably don't have to tell you what our New Year Resolution is this year.

Do you set goals for the New Year?  I usually like to set goals that are almost impossible not to achieve, such as:
Strive for mediocrity in all things. (check)
Try not to die. (I'm usually pretty successful at this)
Read lots of blogs. (done)

And since I have no concept of balance, I also tend to set the type of goals that are equally impossible to ever achieve, such as:
Sell our devalued house and move to Mexico. (hmmmm, anyone want to buy our house?)(oh yeah, and anyone know someone in Mexico who wants to hire an American and pay for all of their moving expenses?) (anyone?...)

One of my actual resolutions this year is to spend at least 10 minutes each day writing. Anything. In fact, in an effort to not fail after 6 days, I'm telling myself that even my grocery list counts.

I also resolve to waste a whole lot of time, start projects I never intend to finish, make endless lists, think about how I should be exercising while I'm eating chocolate instead, stay up way too late, have a couple of mommy tantrums, threaten my kids with no intention of following through, and above all else, watch hours upon hours of television. Basically, keep the status quo even more quo. (Thank you Dr. Horrible).

I'm also going to make every recipe in The New Joys of Jello cookbook and blog about it.
( Oh, and speaking of the New Year, all you people who I promised something crafty to a long time ago knew that when I said you'd get it in the mail by Dec 31st, what I actually meant was December 31st plus or minus a few months, right?  Good. Glad we had this little talk.)

10 minutes are up.
Resolution kept.

Next post: this week's grocery list!


Kacey said...

Donna, you crack me up. And you speak such truth. Have you ever thought of writing a book? Maybe if you start with writing 10 minutes a day, you'll be done by the time the kids leave home :)

HeatherB said...

I think you should perhaps consider walking from now on! I can't believe that! What does the universe want from you?! Or at least the local police?
Oh, I love the writing ten minutes a day goal. I am thinking about adding that to my list of goals I won't really do.

Aimee said...

Oh shooooot! Are the officers attracted to you and that is why they keep pulling you over? Like the boy that hits you in elementary school. It is the only explanation I can think of at the moment.

Hopefully it isn't an omen for the new year. I doubt it. Ticket free year from here on out!

Fire Princess said...

So sorry about the ticket! And, yes, you really should write a book. I agree with Kacey :)

Anonymous said...

Just say no to Jello, Donna! And, I'm sorry, but you're never going to achieve mediocrity in all things with having such an excellent blog :)