Sunday, April 29, 2007

Dream on, sister

Updated to add: Time to change #5--look at my shiny pretty new design! Thank you, Karen!

Kelly tagged me with the "c'mon, admit it" meme, otherwise known as the "5 goals you're totally blowing off" meme. Since I wouldn't want ignore Kelly (if you're not reading her, please start; this post is the one that won me over forever) the way I've ignored the following, here goes:

1. The body. As I explained here, this was an actual New Year's Resolution that's been utterly untouched. I have used the bike trailer a few times, but the weather's still iffy and sometimes I have extra errands to run and I have this freelance project that's keeping me up late at night and...

2. The memories. I have not printed out photos and slotted them into albums since Jo was 9 months old. The task just keeps getting more overwhelming and therefore less likely to actually be done. I have repeatedly told my siblings (who are always looking for inexpensive gift ideas) that the best present they could possibly give me would be to take my CDs, print out the pictures and shove them in an album. I'll even provide the frigging album. So far, nada.

3. The house. The closets are overstuffed with clothes that need to be sorted/donated/burned. The office shelves overflow with old magazines that should be either recycled or donated to the child care center for art projects. Toys have reproduced and taken up residence in every single room in this house and that does include the guest room, master bedroom, dining room, and each bathroom.

4. The future. Poor Opie. No college fund. Not even because of lack of funds (see "freelance job," above). Sheer inertia, this one.

5. The blog. It would be nice if all my posts had labels. And it would be nice if I went back and cross-posted all my old Blog Exchange posts here. And printed my archives regularly (or ever) to protect against Total Internet Meltdown. And if I ventured beyond the basic Blogger template. And had my own domain.

Anyone else want to 'fess up?


scribbit said...

I'm Queen of Good Intentions myself. Long lists of things to do but not as much gets done.

Lady M said...

1. Ditto
2. Ditto
3. Ditto
4. Ditto
5. Ditto

This is excellent. If anyone tags me with this meme, I'll just cross reference your post.

Christina said...

All of yours could be mine as well. I have a to-do list a mile long, and no time or energy to get any of it accomplished.

Julie Pippert said...

If I got started on that list for myself?

I'd just melt into a little pool of sorrow under the desk.

But maybe it would get off my back, if I wrote it down and I'd finally be down that last ten pounds. ;)

movin'mom said...

I L-O-V-E the new decor!!!

I am going to have to explore tomorrow when I am more wide awake.

also got to get back to you on time for Saturday...if you guys are still game!

mothergoosemouse said...

#1 - Will continue riding bike for fun, but will also continue consuming vast quantities of wine for fun. They cancel each other out, n'est-ce pas?

#2 - Thank you for making me feel better. I'm only 18 months behind.

#3 - lalalalalala...I'm not listening...lalalalalala...because then it won't happen to me too...

(seriously - still trying to employ minimalist living strategies appropriate to Manhattan apartment even though house is nearly 4x as large)

#4 - Dude, 529 with automatic debit each month. Sooooo easy. C'mon.

#5 - Love the new design! And you know I'm here to guide you through the whole domain transfer business if you so choose.

I don't think I need to confess anything other than the fact that I'm on my second cup of ice cream.

Magpie said...

Love the shiny pretty new design!

Ditto for me on 1,2,3. Miss M. has the smallest ever college fund, mostly money that comes in when I sell her stuff on ebay/craig's list.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

Love the new look!

I have lots of good intentions, but not much motivation. My bike has been collecting dust all winter and now all spring. I did get my organizational butt in gear recently and I've given away a ton of old clothes, etc. to Goodwill and a co-worker. So my butt may be getting bigger, but my closets are roomier! ;)

Jennifer said...

I'm in love with your template!

And your list is exactly the list I should make for myself.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Memories, check. House, check. Blog, check. Finances, check.

But hey, I've done #1! And now you've done #5. So we're each down to four : )