...for a different kind of girl

silent surburban girl releasing her voice, not yet knowing what all she wants to say about her life and the things that make it spin. do you have to be 18 to be here? you'll know when i know.

Monday, December 31, 2012

hey! bet you haven't read enough posts about new year's resolutions yet, have you?

Pictured above are my 2012 resolutions. Eight less-than-lofty plans I had 365 days to knock out. Not pictured are the additional 11 goals I planned to conquer over the course of this nearly complete year. There's just over six hours left of the years, so I suppose I should get moving on these, huh?

You'll note I put 'complete the Harry Potter series' at the top of the list (psst - I work at a bookstore and have never finished this series because oh, Book 4, yawn...)(NO spoilers!)(as if I don't already know). This list, thankfully, was by no means written in order of importance, but might indicate why I perhaps also failed at resolution 9, which was 'forge/strengthen friendships.' Maybe I should have resolved to form a Harry Potter book club and killed two birds with one stone.

(But wait! Read a minimum of 40 books. I read 41!! What's that? Harry Potter included? Oh...)

Other things I failed to achieve in 2012 include baking my own bread (so it's weird I didn't lose ::cough cough:: pounds...), getting a trainer (or perhaps it's not so weird after all), stressing less over my oldest son's homework, working on the boys' baby books, and starting yoga.

I also failed to get more and better s...leep (almost tricked ya, didn't I?) and tracking both my eating and my spending. I am so sucky at goals!

But wait! Resolution #6 says 'spend less time negative talking about myself' so I shan't! Shan't, I say! Mostly because I don't say 'shan't' enough, but mostly because at this particular moment, with the year ticking away, I'm proclaiming a small victory.


Victory, you amazing bread buying, high strung, poor sleeping, Harry Potter Books 4-7 needing to read, broke ass mess of me!

Quick sidebar, though. This year sucked. I would like to leave it all behind, but some of the sucky things just came up last week and will carry over into 2013, so I am resolving to deal with them.

AND those damn Harry Potter books.

I hope you don't have sucky things marching into the new year with you, but if so, trust I will learn to bake bread and when I do, we can break it together and talk about things. Because we're friends.

Now, let's call it a year, shall we?



Blogger lime said...

i sincerely hope 2013 holds very little suck for you and a whole lot of good. breaking bread together is good and hey, just to help keep it achievable....feel free to make a quick bread so you don't have to contend with yeast....or even buy a nice baguette and i'll make a pot of soup for it.

Monday, December 31, 2012 5:48:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa @ Lisa Moves said...

I hope your 2013 is way better than 2012, and is free of suckitude.

If you are interested in making your own bread, (I do since my son has a ton of food allergies), google Mark Bittman's no-knead bread recipe. I use the 18 hour recipe but apparently he recently just came out with a new recipe for only 5 hours, but I haven't tried it yet. The 18 hour one is long but literally you throw flour, yeast and water in a bowl and let it sit for 12-18 hours, then toss it in the oven. Really simple.

Happy New Year :-)

Monday, December 31, 2012 8:17:00 PM  
Blogger middle child said...

Um.....does using a bread machine count?

Monday, December 31, 2012 8:46:00 PM  
Blogger Craig said...

Well, here I am, already 8+ hours into 2013. Am I too late?

I was thinking of resolving to sleep in when I get the chance ('cuz such chances don't present themselves often; not to me, at any rate), but I guess I've already blown that one, huh?

Anyway, good to see you here; hope you have more victories (however small) than suckiness in the coming year. . .

Tuesday, January 01, 2013 7:22:00 AM  
Blogger Bijoux said...

Um, happy new year? Hope 2013 is a better one and that you are around here more.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013 11:31:00 AM  
Blogger Sailor said...

Well, I'm hoping that the sucking of 2012 gets left behind *fast*, and your 2013 is much better- and yes, let's learn to bake bread together, cuz that's on my list of things, too. (I did try it last year, it wasn't a stellar success- so I'm going to do it more. Or, I say I am anyway.)

Tuesday, January 01, 2013 6:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Meg said...

I wonder if they make a Cliff Notes version of the fourth book. It was kind of sucktastic, would sure be worth skipping.

I can't decide whether to make resolutions or not. Probably not. I'm completely unmotivated to anything anyway.

Meg (previously of Mind of a Mad Woman)

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 1:34:00 AM  
Blogger Homemaker Man said...

Number 4 WAS yawnsville. I didn't finish it either and I never will. Take that, Potter.

Thursday, February 14, 2013 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger soni said...


Saturday, January 18, 2014 5:02:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I think you should say
'an endearing spouse' to Jesus.

Sunday, January 07, 2018 9:03:00 AM  

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