Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Un-Resolutions

First Monday Listicles of the new year!  This week's topic is truly inspired - New Year's resolutions you won't keep - thanks to Theresa at A Mountain Momma.  This is perfect for me because, over the years, I have made many a resolution, but I always end up breaking them and disappointing myself.  Well, not this year! I'm going to follow Lisa's lead and once again pick one word that represents what I want to achieve and my theme for the year.  I'm still working on that.  In the meantime, here are some items that used to make my list almost year, in some for or another, and never really stood a chance:

1.  Cut back on the carbs.

2.  Eat more vegetables.

3. Cut dairy out of my diet completely (it gives me tummy aches, eczema, and a whole bunch of other issues you really don't want to hear about).

4.  Always leave the house looking stylish and polished.

5. Be more patient.

6.  Become a good cook.

7.  Spend less time on the internet. (That one is more the Hubs' goal for me than my own.)

8. Finish that darn scrapbook from Lilah's newborn days.

9.  Become the type of crafty person who gives friends and family fabulous and useful but entirely homemade gifts for birthdays and Christmas.

10.  Quit my chocolate habit.

As you can see, I've had some lofty goals over the years, and these resolutions were pretty much made to be broken.  So, what are your New Year's Un-Resolutions?

(If you need some ideas, you should go visit the Listmaster,
and see what resolutions others are making and breaking!)


  1. Mine use to be #1,4,5,6,8 and 10. Can you believe I still haven't finished my first child's scrapbook? Bad Mommy, I know.

    Great unresolution list!

  2. I don't blame you for not being able to make the non-dairy resolution stick. In my opinion, a life without cheese is not worth living.

    Wonderful list...Happy New Year!

  3. No dairy = no ice cream, throw in no chocolate, that's just wrong. 9 made me LOL Love the list. All the best in 2012

  4. I totally get your #9. I tried to be crafty at Christmas and I ended up spending more money on my failures than what it would've cost to buy a gift. I can identify with so many others on your list, too. Nice work and happy 2012!

  5. Quitting chocolate is just not an option! Ever! Great list!

  6. Hey at least you started a scrap book... I am still working on that. I like Lisa's idea! Here is to a great 2012!

  7. Who would want to eat more vegetables and less chocolate? That's crazy talk.

  8. I do love how the resolutions that won't be kept are actually your real resolutions (at least I assume they are a close fascimilie other than perhaps #10, which is just plain silly ;-). Fascinating!

  9. More vegetables and less chocolate? Ick. ;)
    I break my resolution to be more patient almost every day.

  10. Love your list. I need those resolutions for myself...except for the dairy one....I don't really wanna know. =P And what chocolate habit??? It's human nature. Isn't it?

  11. We have a lot in common, I also had #7 and #10. I guess if I resolved to eat more chocolate I would have no problem keeping that one.

  12. Oh, Amanda. I nearly snorted tea all over myself reading number 4 and then just kept laughing from then on. I still haven't finished Jack's baby scrapbook. I once phoned a scrapbooky friend and requested an intervention. That helped - got some stuff done - but then haven't picked it up again since! Maybe someday if come out this way, you can bring your scrapbook and we'll work until we get them done!!! Wishing you all the best in 2012.

  13. I just read through the comments and clearly many of us have not finished (or started) our kids scrapbooks. BUT... we blog instead, right? Blogs make good scrapbooks, no?

  14. Oh God, Your list is so my list. What else can I say -- we need more time in our 24hr day.

  15. Bahahaha give up chocolate! Thats just crazy talk!

  16. I'm totally with you on the dairy. I might leave yogurt in though, for the probiotics. For the love of G-d please don't give up chocolate.

  17. I've got a great naturopath that can help you with the dairy thing...

  18. How did I miss this one!? I love your Monday posts.
    Know that I just finished a cleanse where I wasn't allowed dairy (read chocolate), sugar (read chocolate), wheat, yeast...basically everything good. Annnnd, it was the hardest thing ever.
    That said, my skin has never looked better. It has got to be the dairy. And that so sucks.


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