I looked at my calendar today. Like, really looked at it. Not the "please tell me today is Thursday because I could really use an 'it's almost Friday' pick-me-up" kind, more like "what are those teeny tiny little numbers in the bottom corner?"
Those numbers said there are only 44 days left in 2011.
Hey, remember 321 days ago when I posted my New Year's resolutions? I had ten of them, they weren't too hard...remember?
Yeah, me neither. Which means I probably have not had much success in keeping them:
1. Train for the triathlon in June.
A triathlon?! I wanted to do this? Oh yes, that was before I found out about my trick knee.
2. Break my addiction to carbs and brownies.
This was over before it even started. In fact, I declared this past summer The Summer of Carbs. I can no longer fit into my clothes.
3. Save up enough money for a down payment on the house I love.
It's hard to save money when you get $185 tickets for talking on your cell phone.
4. Convince Corey he loves the house too.
The house sold two months ago. I only just stopped crying myself to sleep.
5. Stop smoking.
Yes! But I didn't smoke to begin with so does this count?
6. Hold Corey and myself to weekly date nights.
I can count the number of dates on half of one hand.
7. Leave the workforce to raise four kids, wear a frilly apron, and cook homemade pot pies.
You tell me.
8. Finish reading my Bible already.
I will actually be done by the end of the year!! It only took me two years.
....for goodness sake.
9. Find a charity and offer up my services.
Oh boy did I. There is a reason The Summer of Carbs existed; it's because it was also The Summer Stacie Was Never Home Because She Had Two Meetings A Day For The Soup Kitchen Fundraiser And Had To Eat Whatever She Could Get Her Hands On.
I normally shorten the title when I refer to it.
10. Enter and win a pie eating contest.
I still have time...and half a pie in my refrigerator.
Just noticed I wanted to give up carbs and eat a ton of carbs all in the same set of goals.
Soooooo, two and a half completed out of ten. Not too bad considering I completely forgot about them and any amount of completion was entirely coincidence.
I plan on making 2012 goals much simpler.
Like, "make pee pee in the potty."
And "buy a pair of pants."