Summer is wrapping up soon, so it’s a good time to check in on the New Year’s Resolutions and see how they are coming along – or not coming along.
1. Stop biting my nails.
Still going strong. Occasionally I still apply Barielle No-Bite Pro Growth when I find myself with my fingers in my mouth too much. It’s a hard habit to break, but not impossible. I still think I should treat myself to a manicure to celebrate, but I’m sort of too cheap. I’d rather go out to lunch.
2. Floss better. Maybe I should say 2. Continue my rock star flossing.
Eh. A good week = four times a week. I can’t help it if I get tired and lazy after watching old episodes of Arrested Development and then just want to go straight to being tired and lazy in my bed.
3. Fold clothes immediately upon removal from the dryer.
Not so much. I try to like this household chore – you know, celebrate the fact that I have both clothes and machines to clean and dry said clothes – but it’s still not very exciting.
4. Put some curtains up in F’s room and get rid of the foam core at the windows.
I ordered the expensive fabric, then it got backordered, and then it finally arrived where it was immediately transferred to under E’s bed. I have the magical month of September in my mind for beginning all of the sewing projects I have planned for the holidays. We’ll see how that goes.
5. Finish the bookshelves.
Done and done. I still want to get the ladder out and shift things around a bit, but I’m waiting until my foot is good and healed. I love the shelves SO much, and my living room / library makes me very, very happy. Completely worth the time, effort, $$ and wait.
6. Practice patience (in parenting).
How is this measured? I’m not really sure.
7. Run three times a week, minimum.
I was doing so, so very good on this – not always three times a week, but always two really good, long runs. Then I was in a boot, and slowly back out of a boot. Luckily the PT I’ve been prescribed to do is keeping me from feeling like a completely lazy person, but I’m really looking forward to walking / running again soon.
8. Organize the house files.
Yes, I did a lot of this. But it’s amazing how those piles just come right back. I did get all of the house stuff in the beautiful binders I bought, but they could still use some organizing. I also got tabbed dividers that I want to print actual photos of the house on to keep the various sections divided and organized, but I haven’t done those yet. Seems like a winter project.
9. Go on more dates with M.
We’ve completely slacked on this since May. Need to get this back on the schedule, stat.
10. Clean up more during the week to free up the weekends.
Hmmm, not so much. Being in a boot (and the couple of painful weeks before the boot) really took me off my feet and off my game. M’s kept things going really well – he’s a better cleaner than I am – but we’ve been really wiped lately, so we’re not magazine ready around here by any stretch of the imagination.
There it is – nothing too exciting, just trying to keep myself accountable.