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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Revisiting my 2012 resolutions

I'm revisiting my 2012 resolutions to see how I did... I'll post my current comments in RED. 

Originally posted on - Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Amy's 2012 resolutions

Okay, here goes. My resolutions for 2012. I probably shouldn’t call these “resolutions”. It’s more like my “to-do” list for 2012. Resolution is such a serious word. Oh wow, I looked it up and it means “oath, promise or vow”. Scratch that. These are my PERSONAL GOALS for 2012.

(1) I’m no Rachael Ray or anything, but I think my cooking skills have improved in the last few years. (You’re probably thinking about the Yuri and Gigi cookie/smoke story but that’s not really indicative of my true skills). I don’t particularly LOVE it, but I don’t hate it either, and I think what I cook usually taste somewhere between good and pretty good. What bothers me is cooking the same old stuff over and over and over. So, my goal for 2012 is to try a new recipe once a month.  I actually did pretty well with this resolution.  I don't know that I tried a new recipe EVERY month, but I tried several.  I love, love, love my Paula Deen cookbook and have tried quite a few recipes from it.   

(2) I want to spend more time with my friends. I want to do lunch with the girlfriends. I never do this, and I really want to. Some of y’all need to invite me though. I don’t want to plan it, I just want to show up.  Okay, friends, back me up on this.  Did any of y'all have lunch with me a SINGLE time?  That's what I thought.  I totally failed on this one. 

(3) I want to keep my laundry caught up. Seriously. You have no idea how much I want this. Impossible.  I was stupid for even putting this on my list.

(4) This is a big one. And it’s almost as unrealistic as keeping my laundry caught up. I want to run in a 5K. Even back in the 80s when I was athletic and somewhat in shape, I couldn’t run. I see people who run in 5Ks and it blows my mind. If they can do it, surely I can. Right? We’ll see. I don’t have aspirations to be a lifetime runner, and believe me, I will not get “addicted”. I want to slap people who say they get addicted to exercise. Puh-leeze. I just want to do it so I can brag about it and see my name in tiny print in the newspaper. I’ve already got a stitch in my side from just thinking about it. Ummm...No.

(5) I want to sit through an entire high school basketball game and not think to myself (or worse – yell out loud) that the ref is an idiot. There seriously ought to be some kind of IQ test for these people. Gosh, my bad. The goal is to change MYSELF. There’s nothing I can do about the officials. Can’t fix stupid.   I did this!  You would be suprised how much easier it is to sit calmly through a basketball game when you don't have a kid playing.  Since Haley Rae graduated, I'm quite the well-behaved fan. 

(6) I want to beat Willard at “Words With Friends”. We just discovered this game a few days ago and it’s so much fun. The only problem is that I hate to lose. HATE. TO. LOSE. And he has beaten me every single time. He’s not a graceful winner either. I had already gone to bed the other night when my cell phone rang. It was a Willard from DOWNSTAIRS. As in, calling me from the den. At midnight!!! He said, “Boo ya! You might as well go ahead and resign. I just got 102 points off one word!!” I would like to say that I rolled back over and went back to sleep, thinking how immature he was. But no. I stared at my phone until my eyes crossed trying to come up with a good word. Ugh.  I so totally would have accomplished this if Willard hadn't got SKEERED and deleted his WWF app.  I downloaded it again for him but he says "it's boring" and he won't play.  Right, buddy.  You knew I was coming for you.  Run away, run away. 

(7) And I want to blog more. I don’t even realize I have anything to say until I start typing, and then the words just start coming. It’s quite therapeutic actually. And cheaper than a counselor. I believe I was successful at this.  I blogged more in 2012 than I did in 2011 for sure. 

Well, there you go. My goals for 2012. Notice that I didn’t mention the old cliché of losing weight. I figure if I train for a 5K, I’ll lose weight. And if I seriously do keep my laundry caught up, I will have to wash/fold/put away clothes pretty much 24/7 so there won’t be time to eat. Either way, I should shed a few pounds.  Since I failed on the laundry resolution AND the 5K resolution, you can only imagine what happened with my weight.  Ugh. 

I'm still trying to decide if I will post 2013 resolutions or not.  I'm kinda depressed reading these from last year!

How do you think I did?  Grade me!  C+?



  1. A+ for even puting them up for everyone to see. And another A+ for the "revisit". I forget my resolutions by February. Love ya!

    Tracey Callahan

  2. I don't even make resolutions, I just try to live every year a little better, a little healthier, a little smarter, a little braver, and a little more for God than myself. So, those are still my resolutions and I sure hope I can do it. Happy New Year Amykins. XXXOOO-Lisa :)