Resolution reality check

On New Year's Day I posted an ambitious list of Resolutions for 2009. As any good project manager knows, it's good to refer to the master project list from time to time and compare one's actual progress to the original plan. Let's see how I'm doing on some of the resolutions, shall we?

Resolutions related to kids and family
I will be more tolerant of the kids' messes and more cheerful when asking them to clean up -- Hmmm... can I plead the Fifth on this one?
I will play a board game with them at least once a week -- Jammy is really into board games these days so he's keeping me on my toes.
I will make sure they drink more water throughout the day - If Sprite counts as water, then yes, done.
I will organize and downsize their toy collection -- I've sold quite a few of their old toys. And bought some new ones. I'll try again in Feb.
We will try a new kind of cuisine at least once a month -- we've done Korean for January so we're right on track.

Resolutions related to laundry
I will do laundry at least once a week -- Wonder of wonders, I'm actually sticking to this so far.
I will take the shirts out of the dryer and fold them before they wrinkle -- this one, not so much.
I will hand wash items that say hand wash -- can we restate this as "I will never buy any items that need to be hand washed?"


I will water the Venus flytrap regularly. -- Uh. Oh. Does anyone know where I can get a new Venus flytrap?
I will file our papers, statements and receipts as soon as I receive them.

Resolutions related to Alfie
I will feign show more interest in motorcycle racing -- The season doesn't start for several months yet, so I have a reprieve on this one.
I will open the shower door inwards, not outwards, so water doesn't drip all over the floor -- I'm trying, I'm really trying!
We will spend more time talking and less time watching TV -- Uh, not so good. Why? See the resolution below. At least we're watching TV together.
We will go to bed by 11:00PM every night -- we recently upgraded to HD satellite service, with free HBO channels for 3 months, so I'm not doing too well on this one. I'm staying up till the wee hours of the morning watching old movies that I don't even like.
I will stop hogging all the space in bed -- You'll have to ask Alfie for the answer to this one.

Resolutions for myself
I will get a good haircut -- Done!
I will enroll in a dance class -- Let's get back to this after our free HBO movie promo expires.
I will bike more and drive less. -- Not during this weather, baby. I'm from the tropics, remember?
I will keep looking for new opportunities to blog -- I'm going to commit to posting a photo every Monday for 2009.
I will lose 10 pounds (I had to put that one in) -- I've stopped stuffing my face with holiday treats, so it's a start.

How are your New Year's Resolutions going?
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stan said...

Hmmm I realised I do need to water even my miniature catus coz I place it outdoors and they get direct sun during the day. Yes, sadly, some of them had perished previously before I did. My sentiments to your venus fly trap - haha.

Kim Moldofsky said...

That's an impressive list you took the time to make. That's an accomplishment in itself.

I also thought handwash meant "wash on delicate cycle at your own risk" a risk I'm usually willing to make.

Good luck.