2010 Resolutions: 4th Quarter Check-up

My 2010 resolutions were resolved a long time ago. Some of them have been going well, and some of them have not. In the spirit of honesty, and because I’m trying some new things, thought I should give everyone an update.

1. Exercise every day in the morning.

Still off-and-on, but I have recently realized the importance of exercise to my happiness and mental health (yeah, I know, duh), so it’s on.

2. Write for at least one hour every weekday evening, and do promo on the weekends.

Know what gets in the way of creativity? Homework. Yeah, that’s kind of a whiny cop-out. NaNoWriMo approacheth, though, so I have hope that I can yet accomplish this.

3. Make a grocery list and a menu every week, grocery shop once a week, cook dinner every weekday evening.

Know what helps with this? Buy Nutrisystem. There is no grocery shopping, no cooking, no meal planning. It rules.

4. Make a weekly laundry routine including washing, folding, sheets, and ironing.

The ironing? Still not so much. And laundry is less of a routine and more of an oh-shit-we’re-out-of-clothes panic attack. But it gets done. And it has moved down on my priority list of What It Takes To Be Functional.

5. Tackle the cleaning “hotspots” every day.

I don’t know if I’m better at cleaning or better at ignoring the clutter, but either way works for me. I clean really well at least twice a month, and that seems to be working pretty ok.

  • Deborah Blake/witchybetty

    I’ve been looking at my goals for the year, and I’m about at 6 out of 10. Naturally, the health/exercise ones are iffy…rnrnAs for ironing. Permanent press. That is all.

  • Diva

    Easy, Mrs. Cleaver. Ironing? That’s what happens with the hot thing when I have to speak at the board meeting or dh has an interview, right? Cuz that shit doesn’t fly around here. Yank from dryer, shake out, wear. That’s the rule, baby.rnrnAn hour every night for writing! Wow–I could do that if I quit playing on the internet and reading blogs but wtf would I want give that up? 🙂 Good for you!