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Jan
02
2013

Top Resolutions for 2013 (Is it too late?!)

10. That the next time my husband and I go for a walk together in my sister’s Memphis neighborhood, we don’t have to use the GPS on our cell phones to find our way back home.  (If we were married in the eighties, we’d still be wondering around down there.)

9. Not to get pregnant again (the fact that I am already pregnant and due in May will help considerably in this goal). You can’t get pregnant when you’re pregnant, right?!

8. Stop trying to convince everyone I know to have a baby so they can be as overwhelmed as I feel. But seriously can everyone at least adopt a dog or buy a Chia pet? Something.

7. Stop saying to my husband, “I just don’t quite understand why you would… (and then fill in the blank with things like, leave your crap all over the house, let the kids watch 6 hours of TV, get everything on the shopping list except my Junior Mints which are obviously the most important item, etc).

6. To stop crying during episodes of Parenthood. It’s a TV show. I’m going to keep repeating that to myself. It’s a TV show.

5. To not steal any of Kim or Kanye’s potential baby names. Unless they are considering Kermit or Kosmo. Or Honey Boo Boo.

4. Have one day this year where my hair looks as good as Connie Britton’s.

3. Stop throwing “fiscal cliff” and “debt ceiling” into every conversation to make myself seem more cerebral and less suburban tennis mom.

2. Stop making disparaging remarks about the Man in the Yellow Hat since that guy and his sidekick monkey allow me to take a shower everyday in peace.  My 2-year-old son is mad about that TV show and whoever is responsible for putting it on the air, I love you very much.

1. Stop wondering why Ryan Gosling and I never dated.

20 Responses to my new year’s resolutions (nothing about going to the gym)

  • You forgot #11: Confuse all my longtime readers by changing my blog template to something that would please all those austerity-minded Tea Party congressmen…

    Seriously, something weird is going on – if I click on the main page, your blog looks the same as ever. But if I click on a particular post, it looks like something Rick might have picked out. I’ll blame the pregnancy.

  • beachgirl says:

    Great resolutions and as far as I know you cannot get pregnant while pregnant BUt you could still get pregnant again in 2013 if you play your cards right…so baby #5 is due in may…I will give you two months off to recuperate ( seen as its your 5th and all) and then you could be back in the saddle!! again mid summer. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  • daphne says:

    I cry every week at Parenthood, absolute given.
    I also swear I almost bought you a box of junior mints the other day — but we were at a fabric store, and I thought that mints from a fabric store might not be the way to go.

  • Wendi says:

    Why would I ever watch “Parenthood” when all I ever hear about it is it makes you cry?

    And Tami Taylor has the best hair ever.

  • Corinne Wright says:

    Oh, I thought the Parenthood thing was just me! It used to be funny, right? What happened? If they keep it up with the sobbing (or is that me?), I might have to watch something else. Throw me a funny episode once in a while!

  • ErinB says:

    Never mind a year…I would like one hair day in my LIFETIME to look like Connie. I am pretty sure I will need therapy after this season of Parenthood…its not just crying…its sobbing…like I really know these people…OR BETTER YET -LIKE THEY ARE REAL! No wonder we are friends. xo

  • nancywalton says:

    You SO could have dated Ryan Gosling, just so you know. If you had stayed in Montana and was here when he and I worked together, I would have willingly introduced you. He does like older women; that much I know but am not saying how I know. But if you had dated him, chances are your list of resolutions would be completely different. So maybe it’s better this way.

  • jill sherman says:

    Ok….two questions….(you will be able to tell that I REALLY read every word of your posts!)
    1. Who is Connie Britton? (am I that old?)
    2. Do you play tennis?

    …just curious

  • Mel says:

    Oh, honey, I don’t think it’s possible to NOT cry during Parenthood! I love those characters more than some of my own actual family members!


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