Monday, December 31, 2012

Resolutely Resolving

A little over a year ago I started this blog, while deep in the throes of postpartum depression, as an outlet for the stresses of motherhood.  I have been overwhelmed by the support of people from all over the world who have read the misadventures of the Tyrants. Having you appreciate my absurd existence not only saved my sanity, but possibly the lives of my children. Well done, readers!
It is true that I have stopped writing as much these last few months. Mostly because the dark of winter has stolen my soul, but also because writing a blog post with two Toddling Tyrants is actually more difficult than writing a one handed post with an infant latched to my breast while bouncing on a yoga ball.
Hard to believe, but it's true.
(My space bar also stopped working a while ago. This makes typing legible sentences challenging. I now have  new computer. With a  really un-sticky key board. That no infant hands have touched yet. It's magical. )
In honor of the one year anniversary of 2 Tiny Tyrants, and to catch up on how life has changed, I will be  writing a blog post EVERY DAY this week, starting today!
Aren't you excited?  I know I am.

So a new year starts tomorrow. This makes me happy. 2012 has been...memorable.
Out of morbid curiosity, I read my resolutions from last years. Something about being strong and positive and loving life and saying yes and doing yoga and paying off all my loans.
I totally did all that.
Thousand dollars of debt, one job left, another job lost, traumatizing my family by moving to the country, a violent flood, an invasion of bats, living with my mother, an oak crashing through the roof over our heads, and the long dark of a Minnesota Winter later, I know better than to make these kinds of resolutions.

Therefore, today I resolve to do the following in the next shiny year of 2013:

1. Remember to wear deodorant every day.
2. Wash my face every morning. And maybe every evening.
3. Wear makeup at least once a week with a clean non-nursing-centric shirt.
4. Go to the dentist. It's been too long. Like, years. And with all the chocolate stress eating that has gone on, well, it's time.
5. Find something Thing 2 will eat besides noodles and pickles.
6. Take one day a week and turn off the computer and read with the Tyrants. (two half days would also be acceptable.)
7. Eat more chocolate.
8. Move back to the cities.
9. Laugh around my kids more.
10. Yoga. Why not. Could happen.

Tune in tomorrow for my guest blogger!
(Hint: she is about two feet tall, sounds like a baby dragon, and recently grew her 9th tooth...)

Happy New Year and THANK YOU for reading!



Theresa Dorsey Meis said...

I can totally relate to resolutions 1-3!! :D

Defying Gravity said...

You can do it!

MPenna said...

NO judgement! (Seriously . . . ) But I keep checking back for more! Please post! You make my heart smile!

Anonymous said...

Hey, come back! We don't care if you reneged on all ten. <3