Resolved: Or Death by Family
We had a lovely holiday, and are still digging out and trying to find the floor, which is covered in mounds of presents from the generous family and friends who seemed to think Santa needed a little help. My kids are lucky enough to have been ‘adopted’ by several close friends, and now own enough Star Wars gear, gorgeous clothing and toys to pay for college. I’m waiting for the day my daughter announces she wants a pony, because I know exactly who will buy it for her and who will supply the fashionable equestrian outfits she’ll need. (Note to those I’m talking about: The pony is living at YOUR house this time.)
I’d planned to come back refreshed and ready to talk about New Year’s goals and resolutions, but I’m feeling a little frazzled so I’m going to make it quick: in 2012 I want to run 12 miles without stopping, write more, and lose those last sticky five pounds.
I’m halfway to the first goal, so adding just a mile a month should get me there, right? (I’m not trying to break any speed limits — I just want to run it without passing out or falling over.) For the second, I’m using the advice in this article. And for the third? I’m going to have to move.
I made the mistake of mentioning the goal in front of my family on Sunday. On Monday, they bought me a gingerbread birthday cake a week early, served pizza and lemon truffle cupcakes at lunch, and decided to hold a sundae-making party before our regularly scheduled family movie night. Next year, I’m getting smart — I’m announcing that I’m giving up buying shoes, and seeing what that gets me.
I hope your holidays were lovely, and that your own resolutions are proceeding smoothly. Feel free to share them, if you like!