That’s all. Moving along now…
Thanks to Karen for pointing this one out to me – Anti-Resolutions at Write Anything. I thought this looked fun – what things do you resolve NOT to do in 2010?
The rules are simple: List ten things you resolve not to do in the upcoming year and be as creative as possible.
My 2010 New Year’s Anti-Resolutions:
- I resolve to not paint my skin purple and dress up like a dinosaur for my son’s 4th birthday party (seriously, don’t even try asking, Dan, I will not do it).
- I will not go on an anti-book campaign and burn all of the books, magazines and anything else with words on it in our home- reading will always be a sacred past time in my home, no matter how annoyed I get when my son rips pages out of his books (I cringe just thinking about it). Promise.
- I will not resort to crying, kicking and screaming to get my way, no matter how well it works for our five month old daughter.
- I will not decorate my entire house from top to bottom in the pages from the December 2009 issue of O Magazine, no matter how many times Ellen asks me to.
- I will not change my blog header more than once a day, unless I notice a typo or graphical problem that makes my eyes bleed just looking at it. (Hey, I want to keep these resolutions!)
- I will not eat all of the delicious desserts in my apartment in one sitting. It will take me at least two.
- I will not lock myself in my bathroom and read books all day, flushing the toilet every ten minutes or so to conceal my mischief. I don’t think anyone would believe I had to go that badly and such actions would probably lead my husband to call the doctor in a panic (or come in and hide with me).
- I will not throw out all of my son’s toys when he refuses to pick them up, no matter how many times I threaten to. I will always back down, clean them myself eventually and forever be his personal doormat. We both know it’s true.
- I will not become a dairy farmer and force my kids and husband to help me raise the animals and upkeep the land for the sake of having absolutely organic milk and cheese. This year.
- I will not move 1,000 miles across the country to a state where we don’t know a soul while pregnant with our next child so that my husband can start a new career. Again.
What do you resolve not to do in 2010?
I’ve always been a fan of Norah Jones, her music is so soothing. Listening to her newest album, The Fall, I can almost feel my heart rate lowering, my breathing become slower, my mood lifts. The perfect cure for the chaos of life with a preschooler and teething infant – I’ve taken to listening to it in the car during our trips to the store and on my computer when baby is napping or even better while playing brain games on Lumosity.com – I swear my performance improves when I listen while playing!
You can click here to watch a video of Chasing Pirates (probably my favorite song on the album) on Hulu – I bet you’ll be hooked, too.
Norah Jones, in my opinion, has a timeless style – her music always makes me feel good. If you’re looking for some great music to relax to, I recommend her newest album, which you can buy on the Blue Notes Records website or in your local stores.
This post was written for Family Review Network as part of a program for Blue Note Records, who supplied the CD for review.
Stole this quite ruthlessly from Jen @ Stuff Jen Says:
- Location: President Obama and his family celebrated Christmas in Hawaii this year. If you and your family could celebrate the holiday anyplace but where you currently live, where would you go?
We’ve actually talked about this a couple of times recently. I like the idea of Christmas in Disney but the cost of travel, nevermind the cost of Disney would be pretty huge. So unless we come into a lot of money, this probably wouldn’t happen. However, we both like the idea of spending Christmas in NYC. We’d go for like a week, and try and convince our families to meet up with us. We’d rent a suite in a hotel so we’d have plenty of room and spend the season enjoying the sights and sounds of Times Square and Bryant Park – and be a little bit closer to our families for awhile.
- Mood: What’s your mood this holiday season?
I’d like to think I was pretty dang festive this year. I got into the Christmas Spirit about a week before Thankgsiving and that momentum continued all the way throughout Christmas day. It was a good year and although small since we didn’t spend any time visiting with family, I loved it. That said, the Christmas Spirit left me sometime that weekend and almost all of our decorations have already come down. Christmas food is still very much taking up space in the kitchen though.
- Food: What are your favorite holidays foods?
The desserts – we made sugar cookies and buckeyes for Santa and his weary little helpers – and made eggplant parmesan for Christmas dinner. I also enjoyed getting a Marzipan stollen at Trader Joes and enjoying the lemoncello torte birthday cake that Dan made for me (he actually made it twice as it didn’t quite pan out the first time).
- Giving: Nearly 70 percent of Americans say they give to charities during the holiday season. Do you regularly donate money during the holidays, and if so, do you give to the same group(s) each year or do you change it up from year to year?
We don’t regularly do anything but I do like to donate to a charity when I can. This year we stopped by one of the Giving Trees at our local mall and bought some presents for a child a little older than Miss BB. I liked the idea of picking out something nice for a less fortunate family and we’ll probably do something similar next year.
- Traditions: Do you have any holiday traditions, like opening one gift on Christmas Eve, or prolonging the gift opening by having each person take a turn opening one gift at a time while everyone else watches?
We like the one gift on Christmas Eve idea (pajamas of course) and of course Christmas Eve is my birthday so we make it a tradition to acknowledge that. We also put clementines in the stocking along with candy and small gifts – an idea I got from my grandmother who always did oranges in the stockings when I was growing up. We’ve been doing clementines because… I really like clementines.
Wanna play along? Leave me a comment if you fill this out in your own blog. Or you can comment with your own answers here if you are a poor blogless person.