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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #9

It's almost time to ring in the new year and I'm really thinking about making some changes this time. Here are my:
13 Potential New Year's Resolutions!

1. Fold laundry within 24 hours of washing, lest it become a giant pile of clean and dirty laundry in bedroom within days.
2. Return phone calls in a timely manner. 2 weeks is not timely.
3. Continue quest for significant babyweightloss so that my sad, banished tiny-clothes wardrobe can return to its home in my closet.
4. Minimize angry-hormonal symptoms of PMS for entire year of 2007 for benefit of husband.
5. Significantly reduce spending on purses, shoes, wine, and delicious filet mignon topped with bleu cheese.
6. Combine two rooms of boxes full of crap into one neat, organized room full of crap and maintain same organized system for more than one full month.
7. Plant more flowers and shrubbery, but this time continue to water said plants and shrubbery so that they might thrive and flourish rather than wither and die from malnutrition and have to be replaced with new, live flowers and shrubbery.
8. Minimize "language", rage and speed whilst driving. Replace outward anger with happy, sing-song voice and become accommodating and patient with other drivers, while becoming good wholesome role-model driver for tiny son. Will feel free to sing in high, operatic tone, "Serenity Now!" instead of said "language" if boiling point occurs.
9. Clean inside AND outside of vehicle regularly so that sap from pine tree won't collect on paint job to resemble very bad abstract art.
10. Refrain from making fun of mullets or other hair-do infractions, unfortunate outfit choices and accidents regarding tripping, falling, and unidentified objects in teeth, hair or ears.
11. Find positives in my own faults, large or small, become one with them, and move on.
12. Refrain from over analyzing situations and "manufacturing craziness". No, she did not have "tone" and was not acting "funny" because she doesn't like you. She does like you. She was drunk.
13. Be confident in my own skin, no matter how big, wrinkly, or saggy it is or becomes.

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


beth said...

Excellent resolutions! I need to do most of those myself.

momtoanangel said...

I could use a few of these too! I think we all have some resolutions like this.

suki said...

:) Some great resolution ideas. I don't think I could've come up with 13. That's quite a few.

Andrea said...

The only resolution I can ever hope of keeping is the resolution to make no resolutions!

Oh wait...I think I broke that one in doing it.

Happy TT

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You are one ambitious woman! No more swearing at other drivers? Making fun of mullets?

Please don't dry up and get boring on us!

Btw, #13's my favorite. Good luck!

Tug said...

I don't know...I'd concentrate on #10. oops, 'tis the season. NICE LIST!! ;-) Best of luck with it....

KaY said...

I hope you'll be able to stick to it. Sounds like good ones.

I'm up!

Rashenbo said...

Um, can I just copy your list... I'll be happy if I fold laundry within a week of washing it... and I'd like to just have any kind of living plant life around my house... oh... and if I could clean the van more than once every two months... that might be nice too.. yup... I can just copy your list and it'll work for me!!! :D

Mikala said...

Uh oh, I forgot about New Years Resolutions!

Happy TT!

I’m up!

Courtney said...

But... But... Mullets are funny!

baggage said...

What a great idea for a list. I'm trying to do the laundry thing myself. Personally, I don't mind doing laundry, or folding it. The putting away gets me every time though. I'm thinking of passing that off as a chore to the kiddo.

Jane said...

I think my husband would like me to take on a few of these, esp. #1 & #13! Very funny list!

K T Cat said...

I was with you until you banished the steak with bleu cheese! :-)

My TT is up.

Anonymous said...

I love #13 the best. Some of the others could be on my list also. Haven't even thought about New Years!

Gette said...

If you get that laundry thing down, let me know how!

colleen said...

Very inspiring and the list is making me think. Did you try out my snowfake maker. Looks like you brought some over with you!

Sparky Duck said...

hey, theres nothing like the F word in a sing song voice

Crazy Fat Chick said...

I should consider 1, 2, 9, 11, and 13. My car hasn't been washed (inside or out) in over a year!


You know, that's one of the bigger problems of western culture - we tend to not respect aging. In most other cultures, it is a sign of honor.

Who says not returning a call within two weeks isn't timely? I think it is - but I hate talking on the phone. LOL

I'm up, too.

Danielle said...

LOL...those are great resolutions. Let me know if you figure out how to control those PMS outbursts... or how to fit back into those tiny clothes without spending huge amounts of time excersizing (been working on this one for 3 years now)?!

Happy Thursday!

Marcia said...

Hi Christie

First time over here and i love your baby's picture!!! Cute, cute, cute.

I love your resolutions - i have also started on my list.

I have an organise your home book at my website (for free) which you may or may not enjoy!

Nice to meet you - I'll be back.

Chickadee said...

Oh man, I can totally relate to 6 and 7. I'm the worst with clutter. I need to condense it, but it's so hard to throw stuff away!

And the planting thing...oiye. That's a slow process, but it's possible. Try native flowers and shrubs...you won't have to work as hard to maintain them because they will be mostly acclimated to the rainfall, soil type and temp that is in your region. Of course they will need an inital amount of TLC, but once they begin to grow, you may not need to spend as much time watering and fertilizing etc.

My 13 is up.

scribbit said...

Are you sure you need to give up the filet mignon? can't that wait until maybe 2008? It sounds so good.

Connie T. said...

You and I are a lot alike. You really had me cracking up on this one. I could so relate to everything you said.

Robin said...

back to visit again today, can I link up to you? I totally relate to alot of what you say..mind if I peek in on a regular basis?
So not a stalker, but let me know!

Aimee said...

Great list - can I borrow your resolutions? (lazy much, aimee?)
I didn't do a TT this week - too much going on here, (but of course not too much going on to visit other TTs!)

N. Mallory said...

I think I need to copy and paste some of those...especially #12

Le laquet said...

WTG you for #13, I could do with trying #8 too! Good luck with them ... I am going to try just the one :o)