I think I messed up. I have no gift for resolutions. I mean, how am I supposed to measure whether or not I'm being nicer than the situation calls for? It's certainly something to keep in mind, but as a resolution it's sort of dumb.
And number 4? The one about my career? That's just a cop out.
So here it goes, my revised 2009 resolutions inspired by other, more gifted resolution makers like the folks at Apartment Therapy and Andrea of Hula Seventy. Those people know how to make lists!
1. Lose fifteen pounds (I'm nothing if not consistent).
2. Replace my closet doors with long curtains made of beautiful fabric.
3. Make the bed everyday.
The new and improved number 4. Write five pages of fiction every week
5. Say or do one nice thing for The Mister each day. This can be as simple as pouring the morning coffee.
This is so much better, don't you think? I'm going to print it out an post it above my desk. And that right there is resolution number 6.
Please write and tell me your resolutions. I just adore self-improvement.
A thing I like
Okay, now that I am BUYING NOTHING until April, I keep coming up with a million things I just love and have to have. In some weird way, though, it's sort of fun not to get them. It's the same feeling I got registering for wedding gifts—like a virtual shopping spree. All of the retail high, none of the money. Still, I'm keeping a list. Which in and of itself takes a lot of the pressure off buying. Here's the first thing: a gold pouf from Tazi Designs. Beautiful, no?