Not a boring resolutions post, is it?

I’m not normally a resolution maker, but I think as I age I can see the wisdom in such an exercise. Know what else I’ve learned with age? Life is too short to a) wait until you’re alone to pull your underwear out of your butt, b) obey the sign that says, NO RIGHT TURN ON RED and c) listen to anyone who suggests that watching two hours of botfly infestation videos on YouTube is a waste of time.

Also, if someone sends me a link to a really good video of earwax removal, I’m like THERE GOES THE REST OF MY DAY.

So I’ve been thinking about what I want for me and my family in the upcoming year, and here’s what I’ve come up with. Note: I’m trying to be realistic, so I avoided anything involving Zac Efron, but hey! Did you guys hear? He and Vanessa broke up! That’s just awful and tragic, but such good news for those of you who aren’t married and have the balls to stalk him!

First, I want to cook more. Oh god, Jon’s mom is going to read that and start calling every day to make sure I haven’t burned down the house. Not going to happen! You know why? Because Tyrant heard I was going to help my mom cook the turkey for Thanksgiving and he immediately bought a fire extinguisher.

Next, I’d like to read more books. I could tell you the specific number of books I have in mind for the year, but then you would know how little I’m reading now, and that may be the one thing in my life I’m too embarrassed to share. It’s just… all those episodes of “America’s Next Top Model” aren’t going to watch themselves, and next thing you know the free time that I would have used to read a book is gone!

And finally (yes, there are only three things on this list, otherwise I’d be too overwhelmed, and next thing you know it’s a Tyra smorgasbord all over again), and this one is going to sound weird, but I want to mix up my wardrobe a little bit. Take more risks. Not like bikini-top-basketball-shorts-Jesus-sandals kind of risk, I’d just like to wear a wider variety of what I already own and not just the same comfortable t-shirt over and over again. Or have my friend Cami text me at eight o’clock at night asking, “Are you still in your workout clothes from this morning?” and have the answer be, “Yes, how did you know?”

Spill it. What are you aiming for this year? (if the answer is “moose” or “elk” I don’t want to know)

  • TinkwithTude

    I don’t do the resolution, per se. We make a theme for the new year and try to follow that. This year our theme will be to make lasting memories, so we plan to take my mom swimming with the sea lions at Sea World, take our first family trip to the beach, hike some of the state parks in our area, and take more videos and pictures.

  • roserock

    Today is the first day of my first resolution…bring my lunch to work Tues-Thurs. This week I will visit the Y to take a tour and start on my second resolution…taking advantage of the free gym membership offered by my insurance company. Third resolution, learn how to use my new camera and take more pictures. Wish me luck! :)

  • MuffinCake

    We’re working on finding some financial stability and I want to be healthier. But the one that’s really got me inspired is the resolution to stop impulse buying (aka stay the eff away from Target) and only buy things second hand when possible. Other than underwear, toiletries, and gifts for people, almost everything we buy this year will be thrifted.

  • megrit411

    I want to try new things. Try cooking more, and not just the boring things I make all the time, but fun and fancy new things. I want to workout more and take fun excercise classes. And I want to work on my attitude. It’s so easy to be angry at the people who don’t deserve it just because I had a bad day.

    Good luck with your resolutions!

  • Meegs

    Mine are pretty simple/boring:

    1. Pare down clothes and “stuff”. We have way too much junk, and I hate the house feeling so cluttered. So declutter.

    2. In the same vein, get more organized with what we do have! There are a few things that I know I have, but don’t know where they are. Frustrating to no end.

    3. Have more sex. Seriously, my husband is a saint sometimes. Between staggered bedtimes and lack of sleep and waking baby, sex has fallen way down on our lists of things we do. It needs to be bumped up.

    4. Eat more greens, more variety, and more homemade yummy (non-processed to death) foods.

    That’s all!

  • amylsy

    1. Meditate.

    2. Be Thankful – yes, everyday. Eventhough sometimes it really sucks looking from here. But looking back, my grass is indeed greener than others most times!

    3. Communicate more, especially with my husband.We only talk about our child, and I cannot remember the last couple time out together or a good laugh shared between us. Sex is scheduled (trying for #2 and it is just NOT happening) and never spontaneous anymore.

  • alysia75

    I have several, including spend more time with my friends and perhaps get more than one hair cut over the next 12 month period.
    http://michigalmom.blogspot.com/2011/01/welcoming-2011.html

  • katdenk

    You hit the nail on the head for me. Spicing up my wardrobe is where I’m at as well. I’m quite the tomboy so I’m thinking this year I’m going to wear more form fitting tops (I’m really good at sucking in my post-babies gut) and more girly clothes. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being a tomboy but I think since I’m getting older (32) and I have two girls I have to stop dressing like a 16-year old skate betty everyday so that their friends’ parents stop thinking I’m “Aunt Kat.” Although I will not give up long shorts in the summer. I’m sorry, but thighs are not attractive.

    And I’m promising myself that the money I make taking pictures this year will go into a savings account so I can buy a new camera at the end of the year, and not go towards said girly clothes.

  • ladysera

    I know it’s kinda cliche, but mine is to quit smoking… tossed my pack of cigarettes at 12:01am on the 1st and have so-far not gone back.

    I’m also going to clean all the stuff out of my garage so I can walk all the way around my car instead of just walking down the driver’s side…

  • hackmanrj

    Take better care of my teeth, namely, floss more.

  • Kayscoth

    I am also going to try and read more books this year. I’m hoping to do at least two a month.

    I am starting to train for the Reno Tahoe Odyssey, which is a 12 person relay race in which we will run a total of 178 miles.

    Wish me luck!!

  • SandraDee

    My goal this year is to put myself first.

    If I put myself first, then I don’t feel guilty about going to gym after dinner.

    If I put myself first, then I will get in shape and lose weight.

    If I put myself first, then I will become a runner.

  • filmlady

    Around Christmas, I would have said “Stop eating all that crap and finally get your weight down to 150.”

    Then I got a really nasty intestinal flu, and you know how that goes. I stepped on the scale this morning and VOILA! 149.5 pounds, with no work on my part. And still no appetite either, but at least I’m not spending my life in the bathroom anymore.

  • luv and kiwi

    The regular poop schedule and making burpies their bitch are GREAT resolutions…why can’t I get on the cool bus and think of stuff like that?!

  • Square Peaches

    My goals for 2011:

    1. To stop being afraid: afraid of trying, afraid of failure, afraid of my power to do incredible things.

    2. To grow my blog (and its audience).

    3. To use my god-given creative ability — and make money from it in the process.

    4. To broaden my social circle; I find myself surrounded by people who aren’t the most positive-minded and it has sucked me down with them.

    The last five years have definitely sucked monkey balls (for the most part) and I have had enough. This is my time to shine!

  • Sylva Leining

    I will be running four times a week this year. There, it’s in writing, therefore it must be true. Ultimate goal: to have a cute enough butt for others to want to pluck my undies from :-)