It's 2009, baby!

Yes! It's that time again... resolution time! And what better way to hold myself accountable than by posting my resolutions in the blogosphere. Feel free to e me any time and say "Hey, how's #4 going?!" I welcome accountability. :)

Without further delay, and in no particular order other than the order they occur to me in...

Get in shape! I've still got some weight hanging around from the Mystery Man. I'm channeling Jillian Michaels. I will be strong!

2) Eat better. This has less to do with number one and more to do with feeling good and having more energy. I used to be really good at this and my discipline has, shall we say, waned. You wouldn't know I was turning over a new leaf by my breakfast of coffee and Hostess chocolate frosted donettes, but still, I'm getting busy. Quinoa will feature prominantly. I may post favorite recipes.

3) Write more, specifically, I want to finish my current project by the end of March.I have no crazy goals for writing every day - that's just crazy with little ones, but I do want to be consistent, so I'm going for 4 writing days per week. My daughter's working on her novel right now. She puts me to shame.

4) Systems, systems, and more systems. 2009 is the year of the systems! I feel on the verge of coming up with a system to keeping the house and doing food that will keep me in charge instead of at the end of a whip. I'm thhhhhiiiissss close. And, I just ordered this book - The House That Cleans Itself - from Amazon on the advice of Josephine Damien. She has a great blog on writing and book reviews, maybe she knows a thing or two about trying to clean house when your mind keeps flitting around turning points or falling down plot holes.

5) Have little angels sleeping through the night in their own beds. Mama is going a wee bit crazy since flu season. Sleep is disturbed. Es no bueno. Seriously, I'm going crazy.

6) Have more patience with the kids. This is less quantifiable than the others, and is probably closely tied to number 5.

7) Mornings - need revamping. Also tied in with number 5. I do better when I have time in the morning to reach up, look outside of my little sphere of craziness. I pray, read, get ready for the day. I haven't done this in ages and I think it's part of why I fray around the edges sometimes. I have a new book I'm using for this, by my new favorite religious author, D.A. Carson, and I'm really excited about it.

8) Blog at least 5 times a week. Gotta take care of my public. And no, I don't agree that blogging keeps me from writing. Blogging helps keep my head in the game. And it makes me happy - a win win. (graphic is from a website that sells shirts with these hilarious cartoons on them)

And that's all. I could drill down and get more specific, but then the list gets too long to keep in my head.

We'll see how I do!! Keep me honest, folks!


Josephine Damian said...

Robin, your blog is sooo slick and pretty. Makes mine look frumpy.

Glad to see someone took my advice on HOUSE THAT CLEANS ITSELF - I've already gotten my bathroom and laundry room under control - this system really works and I'm able to keep up and not slack off.

I still have a ton more mess to deal with plus an overgrown yard, but the book helps keep me on track.

Thanks for following GRIFFIN - I'd hoped to have some new reviews up by now but I've been so busy cleaning. Should have LOSER'S TOWN review done by the end on next week.

January 2, 2009 at 7:28 AM
Melissa Marsh said...

I would like to get up earlier in the morning and have time to read a devotion and pray, as well. But I am so not a morning person...I get up the latest I possibly can to still get me to work on time and my daughter to school. I have always been that way. I usually read my devotions at night, but I think it would be a lot better to read them in the morning.

January 2, 2009 at 9:29 AM
Kathleen said...

great set of resolutions!

January 3, 2009 at 10:16 PM

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