Monday, June 06, 2011

Summer Resolutions

I do this every year - make summer resolutions.
New Year's resolutions just fall flat for me.

Summer seems like a new season, a fresh new start.
Let's just ignore the fact that my summer resolutions for the last 3 years have fallen flat as well.

It's Summer, dangit. And that means resolutions.

1. Lose 7 pounds. 5 seems too wimpy, 10 seems a bit drastic. I like to set my goals low.

2. Host at least 3 parties/get-togethers.

3. Spend at least 5 Saturday mornings thrift shopping. (each year I say I'll do it every Saturday during Summer, and it never seems to happen so this year I'm settling for a handful.)

4. Finish decorating each room in the house. This is a big one. Since moving in last summer, we're still working on painting rooms, hanging pictures, etc.

5. Eat veggies. Every single day. Ugh. I really dislike veggies. But I'm going to do it.
It'll be good for my health. It'll be good for my garden. It'll be good for resolution number 1.

That's it. Just five!
To us "summer" means the time that school is out, until the kids go back to school.
So I have until August something to achieve these.

What about you? Any resolutions?


Chad and Jody said...

These are great! They mostly just involve some YOU time- you need that. I'm with you on the lose 7 pounds. So, I'll wish both of us luck. (However, mine is the wimpy 5- I don't have a lot of confidence in myself!)

Sara said...

Mine is to finally win a rusted chain necklace ;)

S Club Mama said...

you inspired me to make my own resolutions.

Unknown said...

They look great!! I share some of the same...10 lbs!, read, read, read, & grow my blog & jewelry biz. :)

jonahbonah said...

To grow my business. That simple. Ha!!

Keep your eyes open for an email requesting your wisdom in this area!

Sarah-Anne said...

read lots and lots of books & getting a really awesome tan. oh, and accomplish a TON of projects floating around. ;)

Melinda said...

I learned a long time ago that each year that I am out of school,
I just try to get something done each day.
Have fun!


Non-Stop Mom said...

I'm with you on the veggies - but here's an idea, and it works for me and my kids! Get a copy of Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook. It's called Deceptively Delicious. It has all sorts of recipes in it that are designed specifically to hide the veggies in the food - she started doing it for her kids, but it works for adults too! (The library here has a copy of it too.)

I'm still working on losing weight, and I'm starting to make progress. With our road trip to PA coming up next month, I have some initiative!

Danielle said...

Since I'm all about seeing you succeed, I will help you with #2. You can have me over any time for a get together :)