I had every intention of waiting until 2013 to put up a post. But then it seemed wrong to not send off 2012 in some sort of rambling nonsensical style.
I’ve enjoyed the last week. I’ve read books. I’ve watched movies. I’ve enjoyed my people. I’ve eaten my share of sugar cookies. And probably yours, too.
It’s been divine.
And the perfect way to end the year.
Later on in the week I’ll tell you all about Christmas and what we did and about my total obsession with The Hunger Games.
But right now I just wanted to list a few goals I have for 2013. That way I can look back on them next year at this time and feel like a failure. Or maybe not. I guess we’ll see.
And can we discuss that it’s going to be 2013? The other day I was in the car with Caroline and “1999″ by Prince came on the radio. She said, “Mom. This sounds like an 80s song.”
“Yes. It is.” (It also sounds like pure awesome. Thank you very much.)
I explained that Prince was going to party like it was 1999 because it was going to be the end of a century and we’d probably all be flying around like the Jetsons by then.
“Who are the Jetsons?”
Kids have no sense of history.
Anyway, it is weird to think that I used to listen to “1999″ and couldn’t imagine it because I’d be like twenty-eight by then and probably using a walker and wearing dentures. Which would be offset by the awesomeness of having my own robot.
And now, here it is 2013. I have no robot. I also don’t have a walker or dentures. Yet.
I don’t know what my point is except I guess that time goes by fast. So I’m going to party like it’s 2013. And try not to think about the fact that Prince is probably collecting Social Security checks by now.
So here are my goals because FOR THE LOVE get to the point.
1. I need to eat healthier.
This was also a goal for last year. And I did awesome until about April. Which is when I was gloriously reunited with baked potatoes and pasta.
And Peaches ‘N Herb were right. It felt so good.
But I’m going to detox a little after all the Christmas holiday indulgence. Man cannot live by toffee alone.
Which is really too bad.
This is my word for 2013. I want to love those around me better. Take time to focus on all the blessings God has put in my life. And to also remember that God loves me no matter what. I don’t have to earn it.
It seems like 2012 was a year where I was continually reminded that life is short and you never know how much time you have left. I want to be present in every moment.
But I’m 41. And if Cher can’t turn back time, then neither can I.
And that’s it.
See what I did there? When you only have three goals it makes them a lot easier to achieve.
I wish you all the happiest of New Year’s. May 2013 be filled with blessing upon blessing.