Anti-Resolutions 2010

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:

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!)
  6. I will not eat all of the delicious desserts in my apartment in one sitting. It will take me at least two.
  7. 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).
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?

Review: Norah Jones ‘The Fall’

The Fall by Norah Jones

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.