After more than a week of Christmas vacation, I discovered this morning – as I pulled out of the driveway – that I had forgotten how to get dressed for work. No scarf to compliment my outfit (and keep my neck warm) and no jewelry (horrors!)
In keeping with my lackluster interest in New Year’s resolutions, I think I’ll go with “remember to finish getting dressed” as my number one goal for 2016.
Goal number two:
Annoy my three children via text at least once per week. Details:
- Text The Boy this song title: “What’s New, Pussycat?” When he discovered this old Tom Jones hit, he was mesmerized by its bizarre-ness, and any mention of it will drive him nuts with an earworm for the rest of the day.
- Text Oldest a comment about meals that “stick to your ribs.” I intentionally made a very filling dinner last night before she headed back to Baltimore, knowing that she usually goes hungry on her back-to-work-after-vacation flights. When I told her I was sure last night’s meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and spinach casserole would stick to her ribs, she practically vomited in disgust over this idiom. BWA-HA-HA-HA!!
- Send our English/Secondary Education major Middle, a text each week, containing, way too many, commas.
On the slightly more serious side, I’m going to nurture the inspiration from my friend April at Mom of 3 is Nuts to improve my morning routine. Step one will be NOT charging my phone and iPad on my bedside table overnight, to reduce the temptation of sitting in bed for an hour each morning, checking social media – rather than getting up and actually getting the day started.
Bring it on, 2016!