in which I vow not to make any vows. My theory on this year is that if I expect nothing, I can't be disappointed, only pleasantly surprised, right?
->I'm vowing that next year I will limit the time I spend on give away crafts to under an hour per gift.
->I will post light saber pictures as soon as I figure out what camera I took them on. Must be the fancy one, because I can't find them now. Rats. No one was grievously injured by them, and the only fighting was because there weren't enough for everyone to have an all out battle with. He, he, he.
-> To the man at the mall who stopped me to tell me little O would be a movie star someday. Was that a wish? A prediction? A random comment? Should I use the 529 for a cruise, or were you just being nice?
-> I have a dilemma of the nostalgic kind. One of LG's friends has a mom I would love to be better friends with. She's funny, sarcastic, honest and I think we like a lot of the same things. We took the kids out for a play date one day over the break, and we had a great conversation at lunch while the kids played. It was awesome! I would love to call her to go out some time. There are two problems: 1. Making time. Between her kids' activities and my kids' activities and all the other stuff we both do, I'm not sure how we would get there (this play date was planned in September!) 2. Time. Right now I try not to take too many "nights off" from the boys. I'm away from them all day, I hate not to see them at night. When I do break away, I like to see all the people I'm ALREADY good friends with for a drink, or coffee or whatever. To skip over them for a new person feels like they'll get even less of me than the pathetic little they already do! Ugh. But I really want to. I'm working on a plan, but so far, nothing.
-> I contemplated being a stay at home Mom this weekend. Then I had my coffee and the urge went away.
-> This year before I pack away Christmas, I'm getting rid of all the decorations I don't use. I don't care who gave them to me, or for what occasion. We have TON of stuff that sits in bins in our basement. Candle holders and snow globes, things that light up and sing. None of it every gets displayed. So? I'm Goodwilling it for someone else to enjoy. No guilt. I hate having to dig through it each year to find the stuff we actually use, and then swearing when something inevitably gets broken. Clean start for next Christmas, I say.
-> Ok, back to the grind for me. Stuff to do, people to see.
Best wishes to everyone for a healthy, happy new year. May you have success in all of your endeavors.