Monday, January 03, 2011

This year, I resolve to….

I’m not good at New Year’s resolutions so I’m going to keep this short.

First, the big-picture stuff:

This year is going to be hectic. I know that. A brand new baby, a husband that works crazy hours, a geriatric dog, and an old house. But I hope that I can occasionally step back, take a deep breath, and enjoy the experience. This is a grand new adventure and I want to live every moment and explore every facet of this changing life.

Realistically, the following disclaimer should be added to the above paragraph: The amount of deep breaths and enjoyment of life is directly proportional to the number of hours, per night, of sleep that I’m getting so don’t hold your breath on this one. 

And then the nitty gritty stuff:

Not neglect my cell phone. I know, this sounds stupid. But I am not a phone person. Especially a telephone that makes me accessible at all hours and in most locations. Give me any excuse to leave the damn thing at home and it will languish for days, unchecked and unused.

This is great for me. Not so fantastic for the people that are trying to get a hold of me. When I do check my messages, the phone is usually so low on batteries that it promptly dies when I try to call people back. Seriously, this happens frequently. And I feel so darn guilty about it.

So I’m going to try and be more diligent about checking the phone. And keeping it charged. And giving out our home number since I’m much  more likely to hear that one as it tends to not be buried in the deep recesses of the purse, or the coat, or wherever I last put it…two days ago.