As the year comes to a close, I can't sleep. It's almost 2 am and I'm still up. Joy.
I always try to limit myself to three New Year's Resolutions as I think three is a good number to keep track of and I'm a musician. Music and threes go well together. I don't know. Whatever. I thought I'd go for three.
#1. Get my kids to stop fighting so much. They're after each other and I'm so tired of the bickering and picking. I need to find some books or websites or something. HELP! If you all have any ideas on how to get my 9 and 6 1/2 year old to stop fighting, please fill me in. They're driving me bonkers!
#2. Use what I have and then, if I need something buy it. I tend to "stock up". For example, I have a favorite eyebrow pencil and it's sometimes hard to come by. So, when I find it, I'll buy like four of those buggers. Then, the next time I'm at the store, I'll see it again and I'll pick up another two and all of a sudden I'll have six or seven in my drawer. That kind of thing happens with random stuff in my house. Not everything. Not all the time, but it happens. So, that's the reason for resolution #2. Plus, it is kinda like my usual "get organized and clean up my crap" resolution that I make every. single. year. So, I think it's kind of a variation on a theme. At least it's more focused.
#3. I have a savings goal. It's a number. I'm not going to share it, but it's there. In my brain. I'd like to reach it. Some day I'd like to move into a house with more land and maybe two stories. More privacy would be WONDERFUL! Some day I'd like to pee without having to close the shade. Ya know? So, resolution #3 gets me to that "dream home".
There you have it. Well......
Ok. Here's a teeny, tiny #4. I guess you can call it an "unofficial resolution". Continue to work on my photography skills. I love the feeling I get when I get a shot and it's wonderful.
Ok. Another. #5. Use Facebook less and blog more. I do feel the need to share. Perhaps blogging would feel better. I could write and put it out there and I don't have to worry about feedback. Sometimes I'm just sharing a picture for my mom and then I have like 300+ friends looking at it. It's nice that they "like" my kids picture in front of the Christmas tree and all, but really, it was for Grammy and Papa (and maybe a few close friends) to see. That's all. I'm thinking my blog would be my artificial filter. Really it's my close family and friends that read my silly little blog anyways, so there it is.
As I see it. I still have 22 hours to think of more "unofficial resolutions". Maybe now I can get some sleep. Enjoy the last of 2012!