I saw a great tip about using the word "Resoloution" to help you with your, you know... resolutions.
So I thought I'd give it a try...
R - Respect myself more. I mean, I totally respect myself, but sometimes I'm easily guilted into doing things for other people even when I'm dead tired, or sick, or just really need to sit down with a glass of wine and my kindle. Respect the "No." :)
E - Evolve my mothering skillz. Yes, I used a Z in that. You have to say it like this..." Skeeeellllzzz" with a mustache and whipped cream. I need to check my attitude at the door man. Leave work at work. My oldest child is 16 years old, a junior in High School and he's getting ready to leave momma. I won't be able to force him to make the right choices anymore, so hopefully I can evolve a bit to help him. And the other three coming along as well. (YIKES! Two freshman next year, AND a fifth grader, I need a baby.)
S - I have a great "S" word that my husband would love, but I'm going to just say, "Smile" more. If you know me, I'm smiley. I like my teeth. But in the face of adversity I get this weird angry eyebrow thing going. I think people may be scared of me. Oops. I resolve to Smile when I get angry. At least it'll make me laugh at myself and help quell my inner anger.
O - Organize my life. I am probably the most unorganized
organized person you'll ever know. For real man. I have piles of
fabric and fur and craft supplies that scatter and clutter every corner
of our entire house. Only I know where that green leather is to match
the white fox fur in a bag in Koy's closet. I need to desperately to
organize my stuff. Then my food. Then my work. In that order!
L - Laugh more. Angry frown lines, NO. Laugh lines, OK! For the past week and a half my son has been babysitting a 5 and 3 year old while they're on break from school. They laugh and laugh and laugh at the most random things. "The Dog Ran Up To Me!" giggle, laugh, giggle! etc. I want to laugh more.
U - Unwind at the end of the day. With wine. :) Perfect. Or wait, not perfect but I can do that! I can also unwind in the Sauna that my husband built for us behind our house. (Sauna plug!) It's lined with red cedar, and has a traditional wood stove with lava rock (we use river rock in our camp Sauna) to hold heat. It's blissfully awesome in there. Wine and a Sauna?! Maybe not, but definitely a Sauna.
T - Take time. This could be for everything. I tend to rush through everything. Rush, rush, rush. Stress, stress, stress. Rush some more. Hurry up I'm late! I just want to take time to get up, take a shower longer than 6 minutes, maybe even fix my hair once and a while. Spend time sewing by hand, answering questions, etc. Take time to play games with my kids. Geez. I feel all emotional now.
I - Inspire people. I wonder if I inspire people. I'd like to think I do. But that could just be my ego talking. (Speaking of "ego." When I was in the 8th grade I lost the spelling bee to a girl from Kiana and that was the word I lost on! Now she happens to be my best friend. Off subject but cool.) I want to allow people to see this town for it's beauty, familiarity, and uniqueness that it is. Also I want people to be able to make their own fur hat! :)
O - Observe nature. I'm an outdoorsy gal. I looooove me some nature.
Especially up here where it's abundant. My life is so fast paced all
the time I just hope to slow down. HEY...maybe that should have been my
"S" word! Yes, I think watching the caribou cross the river would be
N - Never say a cuss word again. OK well that is probably not doable. I mean I grew up in a house that cussed, my friends cussed, even my teachers cussed. It's just another way of expressing how mad you are. Maybe I could say, "Navigate" the world of alternative curse words! Expand my adjectives for a snotty person. Rather than calling someone an A-hole today, I did say to them, "Smegma in your face, dummy!" :)
Those are my resolutions. I wonder how many of them I'll actually accomplish. I do have another one but that's the same one that millions of people have. Exercise more. So I didn't want to waste my "E" on that one. I'll just make that a lifestyle choice rather than a resolution.
Good luck with yours and wish me luck cause I'm gonna need it.