Thursday Thirteen: Happy New Year!
Thirteen things I will try to do to improve my life this year:
1. Organize the plethora of photos that I have not put into albums or scrapbooks in an embarrassingly long time.
2. Exercise. I hate, hate, hate to exercise. This will be hard, but definitely necessary. I will try to remember to set realistic goals for myself.
3. Write people a real letter, like on paper every now and again.
4. Be more patient with my children. Do I want to be remembered as Crabby Mc Crabster for the rest of their lives?
5. Try not to stress out about Mr. Fusspot, a coworker of mine who gives me fits. He will reap what he has sown.
6. Learn to knit. Every flipping year I say I will learn to do this and I don't. I love the look of knitted things and am shamelessly jealous of those who can knit.
7. Make a pot of soup every week, on a Sunday, so we have something decent to eat during the week that is all ready to go.
8. Visit my grandma. She is 84 years old and lives in Bethlehem, PA. I am pretty much all she has left, as my father was an only child and so am I. (there is technically a half brother, but that's a loooong story.) Anyway, my grandmother has survived breast cancer, she still goes out dancing, and enjoys a nice bourbon and water and smokes 2 cigarettes a day "for her bowels", she claims.
9. While the upstairs bathroom (the only full bath) is being renovated, I will restrain myself from messing with other rooms in the house in a half-assed fashion that will ultimately lead to me becoming discouraged and leaving a helluva mess.
10. Read the books I have. It's a sickness, really, how many books I own. I can't help myself, though, when the library has books- good books- for a quarter, or I get cool things like a first edition, signed copy of the Fran Leibowitz Reader
at the Goodwill for 88 cents.
11. Be a better Netflix customer. I joined the freaking Netflix in the first place becaause they had all of these awesome movies readily available and delivered to me in the comfort of my own home. And then I don't take advantage of it- I keep the movies too long. It's still better than late fees and the fact that Ballbuster totally sucks ass.
12. Correct my students' papers sooner than later. Have I mentioned before how I loathe the correcting of the papers?