Monday, January 7, 2008


So, usually I do just one New Year's Resolution. This year, I've calculated that at the rate of one change per year, I'll never get to all the things I'd like to do better...
So, 2008, check out my big-picture resolutions:

1. Be nicer to TheMan. He, as the nicest person in the world, puts up with a lot of my crap, and during stressful times, I can get a little salty. While NOTHING will ever be as bad as my Bar Prep saltiness, I need to keep the snapping in check. Also (and, sorry dear Internet, for the TMI), part of the plan is to put the moves on TheMan at least once a day. We used to have some, a day (ah, college, when I could wake up at 10 am...). Then we grew up and got married and got jobs and got stressed out and sort of fell out of the habit. I'm not 19 anymore, so twice a day is a bit much to shoot for, but at least an attempt every day seems worthwhile. So far, I'm 7/7 on attempts, and 6/7 on completions. TheMan and I are both a lot happier, and the not snapping resolution has been a lot easier...coincidence? TheMan has no idea about this resolution, I wonder what he thinks has sparked the new increase in funtime...

2. Be nicer to myself. Like every woman, I have that horrible tug-of-war raging constantly- must be the perfect wife/daughter/employee. I need to cut myself some slack when I screw up. I need to realize that nothing I do is as bad as I think- no one is thinking about my mistakes as much as I am. I need to be nicer to my body, too. Years of completely ignoring it, with some sporadic check-ins, has taken its toll. I'm thinking about making the transition to vegetarianism, but slowly, I think. I'd still like to eat cheese and milk and seafood, but the idea of meat is sort of grossing me out right now. I need to make sure we make the elliptical machine a priority when we finally move into the new house.

3. Be nicer to my family. I have the greatest, most understanding family in the world. They deserve at least a phone call once a month, for goodness sake.

4. Be nicer to the planet. I know, I know, dear Internet, my California is showing, but hear me out. (although, it's fashionable to be "green" now, right?) I need to remember those cute reusable bags when I go to the grocery store. And, really, why should I just use them for the grocery store? Why not take them to the Target or PetSmart, too? I need to think about my errands and trips and combine them to save some emissions. I'd like to focus more on buying local, organic produce and groceries (and really, they just taste so much better). I'm way stoked that there's a family farm next to our new community that sells eggs and produce, I plan on stopping there weekly on my way home from work. Just don't ask me to take a 5 minute shower, that's pretty much never going to happen.

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