Saturday, December 31, 2005


A few years ago I decided the greatest resolution I could make would be to simplify my life. Since then, I've tried to come up with things, each year, that would make my life a little easier and less complicated. Last year I determined to eliminate some things, namely my cell phone. But that didn't last long and, now, not only do I still have a cell phone, but so does my husband and daughter. So much for saving money; last year's #2 resolution.

Anyway, this year I've decided to give myself a break and make some resolutions that are more realistic. I figure, that way, I won't be so depressed at the end of 2006 knowing I didn't accomplish any of my goals. It makes so much more sense to make goals that you can actually reach, right? So here they are:

  1. Exercise: Only when I feel like it and don't have anything else to do.
  2. Diet: Eat three meals a day, snack twice a day, and have dessert before everyone eats it all.
  3. Organize: Keep my house clean enough so that people can get from the front door to the sofa without tripping over anything.
  4. Family: Spend enough time with my family so that they'll still recognize me as Mom and not the maid.
  5. Friends: Spend enough time with my friends so that they will at least remember my name when they see me at Walmart.
  6. Spiritual: Pray everyday that my children don't drive me crazy and I don't kill my husband.
  7. Life: Have fun and don't be so serious . . . No wait, that's a tough one . . . OK, smile occasionally and don't stress out about everything . . . don't stress about so much . . . don't stress about a few things . . . OK, just smile!


jerry-is-stoke said...

Hey good resolutions.. I think I have to start on mine here. I'll have to sleep on it.. But tomorrow.. I'll get them on there. I want to simplify my life too..

Anonymous said...

jerry_is_stoke's life can't get much simpler