Which is usually what the new year means to me – too long a list to cover. I always have far more resolutions in mind than I do resolve in my character. Or time in my day. Which is similar to this situation - once again I’ve allowed my blog to lag for far too long and had to work myself up to getting back here because I feel bad I’ve been absent – so I stay absent for longer? Hmmm, what sort of masochistic sense does that make?
So here I am, cheerfully resolved to follow the tips of one of my very favorite bloggers, Mindy, who advises bloggers to post often with relevant and well-written material. Ok, so I’m not covering that list so far but as my BFF said about her resolution failure today, “I’ve got all year to get it down.”
I”m currently holiday-ed out. How about you? We had a wonderful Christmas, and I’ve yet to take down the tree, but I wept with joywas so excited for our first day back to evening lessons and classes for the kids yesterday. WHY is it that I don’t work out over the holidays? Other than the time demands, family in town, gifts to wrap, baking to bake, joy to spread, blahblahblah? I went to the gym ONCE between three Christmases and ONCE between Christmas and New Years. Next year I hope I read this and wrangle a way to get myself up earlier a few mornings a week.
As the kids were splashing away in their first swim class of 2011, I was revelling in time with my arch enemy; Myself. I felt so much better after a good workout – and I’m looking forward to another one tonight during Shooter’s Tae Kwan Do class.
In other news, the cat with tapeworm has recovered.
Also, going back to school here was kind of like going back to school when we were in (what my kids refer to as) “regular” school. Most of us were really excited and jazzed to get back to our routine of learning and fun. A select few are not and they are so blanking crabby it makes you want to send them back to bed.
We had a discussion today that lasted 30 minutes about why somebody has to be in charge. And even grownups have people in charge of them. Yes, even the President. Yes, even Jesus (I absolutely blew their freaking brains out with that one – there is still grey matter on the ceiling above the kitchen table). But in the end, even though school usually ends at 11:30 and today it ended at 3:30, I won.
Yes, I know, I am twisted and competitive, but it really was critical for me to win this one. But without force. I wanted this child to choose, on their own, to cooperate.
This child may have sat and done nothing for several hours today. The last two hours, however, were very productive and included such a good attitude I could cry.
I’m so exhausted from it I would love to crawl into bed now. Or drink. OR BOTH! GENIUS!
I’ll go work out instead. And blog. And maybe drink in bed aftwerwards…