I slowly opened my eyes yesterday. They felt as though a cement blanket was covering them thanks to the locally brewed Pommeau Apple Brandy I had been drinking by the bonfire the night before. “Rabbit, Rabbit,” I said aloud and smiled. The new year had finally arrived and I was ready for it. Good-bye and good riddance to 2011.
Touching my foot to the floor I repeated to myself my New Years Resolutions:
1. Wake up and meditate instead of rushing to the computer to pack in an hour of work before the hellions wake up.
2. Make a healthy breakfast with flaxseed smoothies, home-made granola and fresh eggs from the Farmers Market.
3. Wake up boys with a kiss and a positive word for the day.
4. Pack up a lunch and load the car so that the clock never ticks to 11:00 to find us still at home.
5. Have a patient and fun-filled day with boys.
6. Come home, make healthy dinner, do laundry, clean house, make calls, pack for tomorrow.
7. Force kids to shower and get them ready for bed. Read to them & lights out by 9pm.
8. Read for an hour without little hellions.
9. Pay attention to Wade
10. Reduce carbon footprint
Instead, I thought about meditating, picked up the New Yorker to read, put it down again and got on the computer. Better, but not perfect.
In my excitement to find the brandy at the Farmer’s Market I had forgotten to get the fresh eggs so instead of making breakfast, I hit the road to pick up the pieces left behind on New Years Eve. Got home by noon.
To make up for being gone I consented to play football with Wade and the boys and we walked over to the park together with Muki. It was a beautiful day but the cement blanket had seeped into my brain and limbs and I wasn’t functioning very well. The boys grew impatient. Should have put that on my list, “Train boys to be more patient and respectful of their mommy.” They yelled at me for not understanding the rules of football and messing up the plays.
Angry that the day wasn’t going on as planned and fed up with the kids I tackled and conquered and made everybody cry.
“That’s it,” I announced “I’m out of here,” and like my alter-ego, Mayzie, flew away to go for a well needed hike and attend an Academy Screening movie with a good friend.
I’ll start again today.
What about you? What are your Resolutions?