I need to tell you that SuperKid knocked the remote off my belly while I was watching Grey’s Anatomy this week. Also, your baby gear recommendations from Thursday ROCK. Lots of food for thought. Keep it coming.
Now. Resolutions. Generally, I don’t make resolutions because I am averse to someone, even myself, telling me what to do… or hinting… or giving me ideas. It brings out my Opposite Reaction Syndrome. I also figured I could skip resolutions this year since I was growing a human. I figured I would be doing good to put on my socks and shoes without asking for help. I am dangerously close to having to chuck that concept. The county may ask me to pay extra property taxes soon. I’m taking up too much room.
But, as I was not sleeping the other night, it occurred to me that there are a couple things I need to get movin’ on. There are a couple of things that are starting to bug even me. There are a couple things that must happen for me to be a decent person.
1. Years ago, I started this sweater. I remember because I was NOT pregnant and on an anniversary weekend with The Boy. I made him watch the Iowa -vs- Penn State game and then I got to a tricky part of the sweater’s bodice and made him do the math for me. [That’s how my brain works. ‘No, no… I remember because you were wearing blue socks and there was a clock behind you.’ There is no explanation.] But, it was a long time ago. I’ve made progress. As in, the body is finished and about half of one sleeve. I hereby declare that I shall finish this sweater before SuperKid is born.
2. I hereby declare that I shall make my wedding book. This has taken, um, 5 years. Do I have the photos? Yes. Is there a good reason why it’s taken this long to photographically document this stunning day in history? No. In fact, I think there’s a rule that NOT having your wedding photo book complete by year 5 annuls your vows. Crap. I can do it. I will do it.
3. I hereby declare I shall make a book for Rylie. I did print out her 1st year into hard copies and then put those into 2 books… but I’d like to take a weekend, go to blurb.com or something comparable, and make digital books (a year 1 year 2 and year 3) before SuperKid moves in. I’m not a scrapbooker. I don’t need fancy paper or anything. Everything is already digitally cataloged by age, so that’s not holding me back. I just need a website and a weekend. And the ability to waste hours on the internet. Hmmmm. Seems like those skills exist within me somewhere deep deep down inside if I search and pray. [photo: Ry at 2 months]
I’m telling you so you can ask me about it March 1st and remind me my Decent Human Status is on the brink of expiring. I’m telling you to hold me accountable. I’m telling you I desire change.
Help me be a better person.
Did you make any resolutions this year?