Thursday, January 1, 2015


I honestly didn't think about it, this year.  Too busy chasing kids and cleaning, over the past few days. 

Alright, fine.  Let me see...

I resolve to...
  • stop worrying about things I can't do anything about. 
  • stop worrying about the alcoholism running through my family.  I don't like feeling intoxicated, so that likely won't be a problem for me.  
  • stop worrying about my weight.  It's stabilized at a higher number than I would like, and doesn't really go down even when I'm starving myself.  I'm going to try talking to my doctor about a slightly higher dose of thyroid meds, which is the reason my weight has gone up.
  • keep pecking at the clutter.  The house is better than it was at this time last year, and with continued effort, will continue to improve.  
  • get the deck torn down, and the back yard fence repaired/extended. Planning on that during any February/March warm spells.
  • get a few raised garden beds put together, one for chilis and jalapenos, one for tomatoes, onions, potatoes, etc.  Oh, and one for herbs in a sunny corner in the front. (March/April)
  • take the kids out to the back yard to play more during good weather in the spring and summer, no matter how much I actually hate being outside.  It's worse on Odysseus because he has terrible allergies.  

I think that's all, but that's enough to be getting on with.  I'd resolve to stop hating the mess around holidays, but I never set myself up for automatic failure. 

Time to go check on my black-eyed peas...which I need to make more often, despite being the only one in the house that likes them.