Oh, hi! It's 2009! And I keep writing it 2006, except for just now in this sentence when I meant to write "2006" but instead first typed "2009." Dear, dear.
I had to stay up to see midnight because Rob and William wanted to stay up. I made us chocolate chip cookies, which was a terrible mistake because then the children were sleepy + sugared, which = giddy. Anyway, it turned to 2009, and was that really, really awkward to have Taylor Swift standing there with the Jonas Brothers? No, I mean, WAS it awkward? I seem to remember a bad break-up recently between one of them and her---and goodness, I hope that wasn't the new girlfriend standing with the Jonas Brothers. And also, is "Taylor Swift" really Taylor Swift's name? Because it looks odd when I type it out. Also-also, it looked like everyone was really, really cold. Really. Also really.
I did my usual New Year's Eve activity, which is transferring things from the old calendar (when I bought it I thought it was vintage cafe signs, but it turned out there were hidden "inspirational" messages on the signs that had me barfing/snorting the whole year) to the new calendar (want to be calendar twins? I got Better Homes and Gardens Vintage Covers). And I did my new New Year's Eve tradition, which is to try to make it to midnight without snapping at the giddy, giddy children. (Fail.)
This morning I am tired, although at least unlike the past four years I'm not nursing or pregnant, so I can chuck back the stimulants without worrying about flippers/naplessness. First I tried the righteous way and had nutritious, wholesome baked oatmeal for breakfast, with skim milk. Then about half an hour later I thought "This isn't working" and had a Dove bar chaser from my stocking. I'm thinking next I'll have an iron pill and a B-complex washed down with a cup of heavily-sweet-creamered coffee. Awwwww yeah.
Oh! Resolutions! Okay, I'm on it!
1. I resolve not to press down so hard with my pen. The Sharpie Ultra Fine markers are great until I've used them about three times. Then they're too mashed to be considered Ultra Fine.
2. I resolve to use the pretty new Swistle-colored stationery my brother and sister-in-law bought me for Christmas. I will use it in care packages!
3. I resolve to consider buying myself the Bath & Body Works lavender-vanilla conditioner, because it's been languishing on my wish list for three years, and now it's been discontinued so I'll have to buy it on stupid eBay.
4. I resolve to learn how to spell "lavender" and "calendar." (I always write "lavendar" and "calender.")
There! That's my year's work cut out for me!
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