Things I should be doing right now:
1) Packing up the Christmas stuff.
4) Putting away laundry.
5) Determining whether that gargantuan pile of clothing sitting at the end of my bed is clean or dirty.
6) Going through closets.
7) Sewing capes (keep reading).
8) Having lunch.
9) Fixing my desktop computer.
10) Formulating my plan for the week.
Things I actually am doing right now:
1) Listening to the CD of our Christmas concert that I received this morning (thanks, Rudy!).
2) Marvelling at the sheer amount of stuff my nightstand top holds, jenga-like, and wondering if I touch it, will it cause an avalanche.
3) Eating what’s left of the Halloween candy.
4) Trying to remember when I last changed sheets, and–as the children have been away most of the week–rationalizing that they’re probably still clean.
5) Considering throwing the pile of clothes in the hamper.
6) Seriously considering hiding in my closet for most of the year.
7) Wondering how it is that I sent out birthday party invitations weeks ago and I A) can’t remember what time I said the party was going to be, B) haven’t started doing ANYTHING related to preparation, and C) thought making capes for a houseful of 5-year-olds was a good idea.
8) Drinking a latte.
9) Convincing myself that I can live with just a laptop, and the desktop makes a damn fine paperweight.
10) Dreading the coming week.
New Year’s resolutions I should make:
1) Be happy.
2) Be patient.
3) Discover my new career.
4) Make an effort to start dating.
5) Spend more quality time with my children.
6) Take up a new hobby that will broaden me socially.
7) Be kinder to myself.
8) Keep up with the housework rather than doing damage control every so often.
10) Take a vacation this year.
New Year’s resolutions I did make:
1) Make a concerted effort to be statistically less neurotic.
2) Care less.
3) Find a job. Any job.
4) Stop spending so much time with married men and miscreants.
5) Yell at my children less.
6) Undertake a gigantic secret project which will most likely lead to great disappointment but has the added bonus of making my life even more insular and hermit-like than it is now!
7) Go into debt rather than cut salon visits from my budget. Some things are not optional, Medusa.
8) Give the children more chores.
9) Park further from the door when I go to Target.
10) Plan at least one completely frivolous and fun activity this year and refuse to feel guilty about it.
Baby steps, people. Baby steps.