Christmas has come and gone once again; and once again, I am so over it. All that anticipation for one stinking hour of flying wrapping paper, cats successfully tearing all the ornaments and garland off the tree, and kids squabbling over who got the best item out of Santa's stinking red hobo bag.
Yes, Toni and Nia are having a grand time with the dollhouse/townhouse and the Rockstar Makeover Vanity that has left my carpet with pink stains of fake hair color all over it. Nadia and Julian have been having a blast with their Guitar Hero and Beatles Rock Star games; though I could use less Metallica and more John Lennon at this point in time.
I think I made the mistake of buying Julian months of service on Xbox Live, cause he's been missing in action for two days now.
But looking back on it all; can you believe the lines we stood in, the parking spots we wrecked our cars over, and the hair pulling that went into that one freaking hour of holiday hoo-hoo and Merry Christmas-Ca-Ca!? Give me more of Aunt Willamena's Egg Nog, but minus the egg and add extra nog!
Okay, I'm having a Scrooge moment, but at least it is AFTER the holidays are over.
I still waiting to dismantle Christmas decorations from the house and pick up what decorations are still in one piece on the front lawn after all the gale-force wind we've have had lately has blown them into 4 different corners of the earth!
"Will someone please let that family in India know that that IS our light-up reindeer on their roof"?
This will all happen after me, and a few others in my family, rid ourselves of a nasty respiratory infection that blew in with the last big storm we had that was a tropical storm *wanna-be*. Thank God the holidays are over!
Uh, but wait, we still have New Year's yet to go. Great! The Universe had to remind me.
So now I guess I gotta get down to business and make that list of resolutions that get shelved in one of my office drawers and I find it, like, two years later. Then I'm all guilt-ridden cause I got to maybe, maybe, one item on that list.
Another parental, responsible adult, human being failure moment.
Add that to my other list.
So, to encourage myself to actually complete one of the 40-something New Year's resolution lists I've made in my lifetime, I'm gonna share with all of you so that all of you can nag remind to keep focused and get off my lazy butt stay on track of my goals for the year.
1. Finish book I''m writing.
2. Bring Nadia and Toni to a more harmonious point in their relationship.
They've declared war on each other and it's my job to draft up a conflictual peaceful resolution that they both can challenge agree on. Add "mediator" to my list of motherly job descriptions.
3. Fix the budget and actually stick to it for more than one three months.
4. Getting Nia through one whole week without the assistance of Pull-up's.... again.
Do less laundry goes on this line as well.
5. Spend less time on the computer. Bawhahahahaha!!
6. Start a business online that actually makes money and uses less time than I'm currently spending on the computer.
(Refer to above resolution)
7. Finally figure out how to use Dreamweaver without throwing something at my iMac during the process.
8. Eat more chocolate because I didn't meet my quota for this past year.
Drink more coffee because I did make my goal for last year; therefore, there needs to be an increased adjustment for this year.
9. Get close to finishing my book. (Notice I'm already back sliding on this one)
10. Read more books, and Facebook and Tweet less. Again: Bawhahahaha!!
11. Get back into school and finish off the last of my credits.
I decided on Dental Hygienist, which I'm sure will confused my SIL, Deborah, so much that she will be beating her head against a wall, while sucking down a Champagne Cocktail, trying to figure me out..... again!
12. Sell some un-needed unwanted furniture so my house will look less like a consignment furniture store and more of a home.
We do not need four, count them - 4, shoji screens in one room!
13. Finish my freaking kitchen. YES! I'm still working on that. Don't ask - blame it on a migraine.
14. Make more time for my neighbor for coffee and chocolate. Find time to visit Tara in Destin more often. Make connections instead of acting like a hermit in a crayon colored, toy-filled shell.
Actually live up to my Myer's Briggs test results for once for once in 15 a few years!
15. Make that revolving schedule of when each pod person I gave birth to can use the computer they got for Christmas. So far it is resulting in everyone wanting to be on at the same time. Not only are they forming a line at my iMac, they've started a new one at their computer as well.
I should add "Chaos Control" on this list as well.
16. Remember that if I'm not there for myself, I can't be there for anybody else. Bottom line!
Notice that I have listed nothing that resembles losing weight, exercising more, eating healthier, or seeking the aid of a therapist (which, maybe, I should have put the therapist one in there). I frankly believe that if I have not gotten the concept of those first three, there is no use in adding them at this point in my life.
Insane - yes! Lack of common sense - no!
This list is just in it's beginning stages, so I am sure that I will add, like 50 more manic changes resolutions before it's finalized, notarized, and locked securely in a shoe box in the top of my closet because all my office drawers are crammed already with useless knick-knacks and old kid's projects that I can't bear to part with.
Should have added clean my stinking office drawers to the list as well.
Like I said - it's still a work-in-progress. It should be done by...... 2011!