It’s been snowing all day, and I’ve spent most of the day with the baby or reading children’s literature. I read the first book in the Winnie-the-Pooh series and am now working my way through Dr. Seuss. I hated Dr. Seuss as a kid, but as an adult I kind of love his work. Just one of those cozy days: light snow falling all day, curled up inside with a book.
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions very often because I rarely do any of the things I say I’m going to do, and I end up disappointing myself. But I figured I’d give it a try this year again. Plans for this year:
1.) Buy myself a nice pair of emerald earrings.
2.) Establish family tradition, such as “bagel day” or “breakfast day” on weekends my husband is off.
3.) Find a volunteer opportunity, preferably at a park I love.
4.) Find a playgroup for the baby and my mom.
5.) Find a book club that’s a good fit and commit to it, even if I have to drive 30 minutes.
6.) Read at least 25 books by writers of color. I tend to gravitate toward white women writers, and I’d like to read other perspectives.
7.) Make an album of baby’s first eight months; make framed collage for my mom, sister and aunt.
8.) Paint at least three completed water color pictures.
9.) Completely finish one short story.
10.) Actually finish C25K. I’ve gotten close, but I’ve never actually finished.
That’s it for now. Some are pretty doable, some are a reach.