- Keep track of all the books I read, including fiction, non-fiction, & Kindle ebooks. Post a monthly list on the blog.
- Finish everything in my UFOs basket. Don't start anything new until I'm done. (This last part will be the hardest.)
- Quit drinking my calories, with perhaps monthly exceptions for good beer or hot chocolate from McDonald's, & try to limit even that. I used to be very good about this, but last year I really screwed up. Damn McCafe and their yumminess.
- Limit sweets/candy to twice a week, with the goal of getting it down to once every two weeks. This is something else I used to be very good about, but I lost the habit while pregnant with Esther. Yes, that long ago.
- Work on limiting restaurant meals, with the goal of getting it down to only twice a week. I hate cooking breakfast and lunch, so this one will be hard. And yes, I realize twice a week sounds like a lot, but I do not want to abandon Wednesday night dinners out with the girls, or Sunday brunch dates with Erik.
- Outline at least two of the three novels I have in my head, prioritize them, and get started on writing. November showed me that I can write every day if I make a point of it.
- Go back to eating whole grains only as much as is practical, and limit myself to low-GI foods in general. Yet another dietary practice I used to have down pat.
- Practice organization. This doesn't come easily to me, so I'm going to look on it as a work in progress.
- Work on becoming a better parent: establish clear routines in regard to chores and bedtimes, learn to let shit go, more park outings (at least weekly), that sort of thing.
- Potty train Marie. Shouldn't be too hard: she is kid number four, after all, & I've moved down the age of potty-training with each successive child so far. As long as I'm done with it by the time she's two, I'm considering it a success.
There. I know you're supposed to concentrate on just one or two things, and that's a fairly long list, but ah well. I'm going to see what I can do. It should all be achievable, except maybe for the organization thing, seeing as how so much of it is stuff I used to do. I'll give I guess monthly updates, which will hopefully help me keep on track.