Today I turn 29.
I was never good at making New Year’s Resolutions. It doesn’t suit the procrastinator in me. So, instead I’m going to make a “29” resolution… an apt 7+ weeks after the rest of the world sat down to consider what they wanted their year to look like.
In my 29th year I will:
Participate in a race of some sort.
Drop 7 lbs—for good!
Begin learning Spanish.
Finally bite the bullet and dye my hair. They grey’s are staring back at me more and more each day, and I refuse to submit to their presence! Kudos to all of you who wear your grey’s as a badge of honor—I’ve decided it’s just not for me, not yet anyway!
Learn to feed my family using more home-made and natural foods. When I hit 30, I will have a repertoire of at least 30 healthy, home-made dinners, written down that I can incorporate into my regular meal planning.
Read one book a month. At least one each on the following subjects: marriage, parenting (20 and Counting, by Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar--finished 3/10/11), politics (Sarah Palin, America by Heart--finished 2/28/11), home-making, nutrition (Green Smoothie Revolution--finished 3/1/11) and cooking.
Do a coupon deal where I pay nothing, next to nothing, or get cash back for my purchase.
Start a prayer journal. And use it regularly.
Find a routine for myself and my family that includes doing laundry, maintaining my house, exercising, cooking home-made dinners and writing.
Blog at least once (but preferably 3-4 times) per week.
I will do my best to achieve these aforementioned goals in my 29th year. However, I hereby reserve the right to add to, alter, change, or delete any portion of this list without warning and without guilt. I am the mom—and I make the rules.
Besides, it’s my Birthday!