My 2009 List of Things I Probably Won't Accomplish

Every year, same old thing.

I will vow to lose weight. Translation: I will eat one Hostess cupcake at a time, not kebob them.

I promise to shop for Xmas presents before December. Translation: I will shop, sure. But, I will BUY the week before Christmas.

I will not let my PMS interfere with the family. Translation: Be nice to me or I will leave town for a week each month.

I will include something green on our plates at dinnertime. Translation: Green Jell-O is good for you, I think.

I promise to exercise more. Translation: I will manually turn off the T.V. without using the remote.....YES kids, you can really do that!


So, last years' garbage out of the way, here's my list for 2009....let's see if these babies happen.

*I resolve to make Saturday's my Blogging Day Off. On the sixth day I will rest. Possibly the seventh too.

*I will share my brownies and not make them at 7:46am when the kids leave for school.

*I vow that if the days are 68 degrees and warmer, I will walk to the school to pick up the kids, rather than drive 2 blocks.

*I promise to go on 2 or more GNO's a month, so help me Ro, Merrie, or G!

*I will be more organized. Which may only mean, I will remember mail my bills before I get reminded.

*I vow to comment more on my favorite blogs, all 1,384 of them.

Now what do you resolve for the new year?!

And, if you have any cool plans for tonight let me live vicariously through you!

53 supporters in group:

  1. Weaselmomma said...

    Kabob them, hehehehe, I love it!

  2. Anonymous said...

    I have a fantastic plan for tonight: TV with my two children (6 + 3), hoping they sleep before I do (so I can wait midnight and say "Happy New Year" to my husband). I love your post, Happy New Year to you!!!

  3. Heinous said...

    Jello contains vitamin J. I'm not sure what it does, but close enough.

    I think you can pull them all off. Happy New Year!

  4. Annie said...

    What honesty! What truthfulness! Only here could we find it! LOL! Thanks for sharing what you WON'T do and I believe your 2009 list looks fairly easy, cept maybe not blogging on Saturday's. Addictions are hard to give up.

  5. Shelley said...

    No resolutions, I can never keep them. Or can only keep them for like an hour.
    We are having a family friendly New Years Party tonight at the community center. Lots of disco music and dancing. It is gonna be a blast.
    Happy 2009.

  6. Smart A$$ Mom said...

    Hmmm....I rarely make resolutions. At new years anyhow. Maybe to make it to the gym at a consistent time each day?

  7. Jay @halftime lessons said...

    I vow to read you.

    I think I can actually accomplish this resolution.

  8. Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

    OMG! You follow that many blogs?!!?? Do you ever sleep???

    Love the resolution list... and I LOL at the shish-kabob'd ding-dongs. Such a great mental picture!

    Good luck and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  9. Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

    You crack me up! I need to look back at last years goals and see how I did. I'm sure they are not too great and I know the whole lose weight will be showing up again this year.

    As far as plans for tonight. It will be a quiet night at home with some friends. We're having appetizers and Wii challenges!!

    Happy New Year!!

  10. Ranch Girl said...

    What would a New Year be without the resolution to drop that last 15 pounds?! And, I'm going to work on speaking nicer to my family, rather than barking orders (I was reminded that this is a good thing during the Christmas Holidays - for some reason this time when I was reminded I really 'heard' the person tell me). And, as for New Year's - well, hangin' out at home as usual and having a New Year's Day brunch in front of the fireplace (no fire though - the fireplace doesn't work well, but I do have a fireplace candelabra in it!). Happy New Year, Jen :-)

  11. April said...

    Great list! I have no fabulous plans for tonight...husband's on call so that means yet another New Year's Eve party at home with the kids...probably playing Rock Band and Uno and Guess Who!

  12. Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

    You go, Girl! No big plans tonight; just a little party at the neighbor's. I'm taking PW's Bacon-Wrapped Jalapenos! YUMMMM

  13. Dee said...

    LMAO..and MAYBE I'll stop hiding my stash of candy from hubby b/c he always eats too many............or not! :)

  14. kitchenwitch said...

    hmmm... I hadn't even thought about this year's resolutions!

  15. Jane Anne said...

    The best part is looking back at last years goals and seeing how you did. I read some of my 2008 goals this week and was suprised by how shallow they seemed now. Loved reading your list!

  16. CaJoh said...

    I typically don't announce my resolutions until I'm at least in February (for fear of jinxing it).

    I will have my results from last year posted at noon 12/31 (I scheduled it so I wouldn't forget)

    Have a great and Happy New Year.

  17. Ali said...

    Great list! I vow to get back on the treadmill and lose those pesky last 10 pounds that I just can't seem to lose. Also, I plan, hope, and pray that the economy will be better and give me a chance to pay off the credit card!

  18. Michelle said...

    Your already doing more than me.. I haven't even made a list! :) good luck! ;)

  19. Just A Mom (call me JAM for short) said...

    LOVE these resolutions. Now I don't even have to come up with any of my own. I'm using these!

    Plans for tonight? No help here. Unless of course you think playing video games with two twelve year old boys would be fun. No, I didn't think so.

  20. because I said so said...

    I resolve to be honest with myself (which includes knowing I'll never keep any of my 'resolutions', never stop bitching about my life and it's chaos, never lose the extra 10 lbs of 'baby weight', never go to the gym every day, and never stop drinking wine and sneaking cigarettes)

    does that count?

  21. momto2boys said...

    Love this post...I don't hide the brownies...just yell at anyone who tries to eat them.

    We're going over to a friends house tonight. They're having a big party with tons of kids so hubby and I should be able to hang out.

  22. Mama2hre said...

    Congratulations on keeping all of your resolutions from last year! Ha-ha! That was great! I've NEVER make cookies or brownies right after the kids have left for school! :) *Guilty*

  23. Molly said...

    Plans for the night- stay home, do nothing, drink sparkling cider at mid-night, pretend its champagne...

    Jury still out on if the green me is going to win by using a glass or the lazy me with a dixie cup.

    have a great one~

    (love the list)

  24. Jen said...

    Best. Resolution. Post. Ever.

    I'm feeling so much better about all my unkept resolutions from last year. :)

    I like the no blogging on the weekend thing. I may join you with that.

  25. Semi-Slacker Mom said...

    I'm working a post about my resolutions. Good luck with yours, I'm sure I won't keep mine. :)

  26. liz said...

    I vow to drink my wine one glass at a time. . . not kabob them!

  27. Mariah said...

    Waaa I am kidless and NO PLANS! You read 1,384 blogs? How do you keep up? Happy New Year to You and your family

  28. Jen @ Mommay's Mayhem said...

    Those are good. 68 and warmer=not to sunny or you'll get hot. so it must be a 68 and cloudy day, right? ;)

    Tonight I have a babysitter and dh and I are going to party! NOT. Dh is plowing the 9" of snow we're getting right now and I'll be home alone with the kids. Oh joy.

  29. Wendi said...

    Mind if I just borrow your list?
    I think it will work well for me.
    I promise to comment here more often and not let the "busy" get me again.
    I have missed you and your funny little self.
    Congratulations on your Blog being all famous!

  30. Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

    I vow to stop giving up what I really really want...just to save time or agrivation....

  31. Jenni Jiggety said...

    I was thinking about a bloggy day off, too! I don't know though...I really like writing! Hmmm...

    Happy New Year, Jen! I wish I had some fun plans to share but ours were canceled due to the snow storm we got today!

  32. Tena said...

    great list!!
    I want to finish my book challenges I signed up for, and learn how to make blog layouts ( I don't have high hopes for this one). Hubby is working till 10pm tonight, and I have a fever so I am crashing the second I get the monkey's to bed... fun huh?

  33. Stacy said...

    I like your resolutions, they're realistic, like the ones I made for myself. You can't aim too high! Sorry, you can't live vicariously through me, dh and kids are in bed, and I'm on the computer, pathetic I know.

  34. carol at A Second Cup said...

    I play an achievable list. Too sleep to little , read more and eat chocolate most days.

  35. amelia bedelia said...

    my plans are a big fat nothing!! me and dick clark again this year. well, i guess it is ryan sechrest. Happy new year to you and your family. So glad we have become "blog buddies"!

  36. desi said...

    Me and my sister will be traveling through Central America tonight in the form of liquor. Costa Rican Guarro, Nicaraguan Rum, Mexican Tequila, and after that we won't care anymore.

  37. Threeboys1mommy said...

    I think Cupcake kabobs just shot my resolutions in the foot. So funny girl.

    Hawaiian BBQ and Seacrest for our New Years Eve... Jealous much?

  38. ExtraordinaryMommy said...

    Love your resolution list.....I do my 'New Year' resolutions on my birthday, so I figure I have a few more weeks to make my list....but I resolve to make a list this year! Happy New Year!

  39. Melissa the Careful Wisher said...

    Love the list, especially the PMS!

  40. Lisa said...

    Happy New year!! I almost forgot to let you know that you have an award waiting for you right here: http://newyorkchica.com/2008/12/i-just-love-getting-awards/

    Enjoy & Have a great Thursday!

  41. Maritez said...

    I need a "day of rest" from my computer too...although I don't make resolutions, I like that idea....maybe we'll see how this weekend goes!

  42. Minxy Mimi said...

    HAHAHAHA
    Good ones... I will never promise to make brownies before the kiddos leave tho. I dont share!
    Happy New Year!

  43. C. Bowie Photography said...

    Great list. Good luck!

  44. His Living Sacrifice said...

    I goal for 2009 is more of Him (God) and less of me. Great site you have here. Happy New Year!!!

  45. Elaine said...

    Holy cow, 1,384...

    Great post... Need to make a list too..

  46. Leslie said...

    These are all great resolutions....I will be anxiously waiting for my 2009 comment....

  47. Ramblin' Red said...

    Since blogging days off has not been a weakness of late, my resolution is to write more but keep it balanced.

    Your commentary on last year's list had me lol.

    And sorry I've not yet responded to your e-mail from last month, I've been swamped - but feeling good :)

  48. pam said...

    Very funny - great goals for 2009. Some of them I might even be able to achieve. Happy New Year.

    Pam

  49. Lolli said...

    Wonderful list. And entertaining, too! My list was much more boring. But I need to start small. I usually don't do New Years resolutions.

  50. Kate said...

    OI VEY!!! :D

    Love the list, woman!......I don't even bother since I know I'll blow it anyways! Nice eh? ;) Maybe I'll live your resolutions vicariously through YOU, that works right??!!

    BTW: what a stinkin cute fam pict!!!!!

  51. Merrie said...

    I vow to catch up on blogs a little more often! And I vow to help you with your GNO resolution! We always do less at the end of the year, but now it's time to get back into the swing. We have Jan 15 to look forward to, especially thanks to Lisa. :)

  52. Tenakim said...

    get through the year- one step at a time- that's where I'll start.

  53. Rachel said...

    LOL -- I had no plans worth bragging about for New Year's. . . .but I gotta say that I love your list!

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