I was going to phone it in and post a picture of a sunset and say :Live the life you've always imagined" or some crap today. I wasn't going to really write and definitely wasn't going to drone on and on about how I am going to be better in 2014.
A bad habit I am going to break: Picking my lips. It is disgusting. It makes my lips look gross but it is my nervous habit and I have been doing it since I was 15. I am going to stop doing it this year even if that means that I need to put on acrylics until the urge ceases.
A new skill I would like to learn: I want to learn how to really knit. I can make simple little hats and scarves but I don't know how to do anything fancy or cute. I want to learn to knit hats that I would actually want my kids to wear. Hats like this (my sister in law's charity)
A person I would like to be more like: This is a simple one... my Mom. She was patient and kind, put family first always, didn't fight with my Dad in front of us, and gave herself breaks for the things that weren't perfect.
A good deed I'm going to do: Start volunteering at the old folks home by my house. I already met with them to set it up, I need to just start going!
A place id like to visit: This year I want to do either a cruise or Great Wolf Lodge in Virginia. One or the other. Oh and we need to go back to New York City. For sure we'll do that.
A book I'd like to read: Um... any of them. I will commit to reading three. Yes, I realize that is pathetic but what can I say, I am a realist.
A letter I'm going to write: This year I am committing to making Eva write thank you notes for all of her gifts. Up until this point, I have been writing them for her but this year, its all on her. I want her to know the importance of showing gratitude, even at three and a half.
A new food I'm going to try: I can't think of a new food specifically but I am going to try new recipes at home. I have the same standard rotation week after week. I need to throw a couple new ones in the mix.
I am going to be better at: Getting back into the habit of formal in home "school" for Eva. This dropped off when I had the baby but I need to take it seriously again. I want to be sure she is prepared for kindergarten.
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