Ben claims he bought most of my Christmas presents on Amazon.
When he was drunk.
He got me great stuff, so I didn't believe him until I opened this planner:
Even though I use Google Calendar for pretty much everything, I've opened up a new pack of pens to scrawl in some dates in my Pac Man (seriously, WTH?) planner, too-- you know, when I teach, meetings, Jack's Little Gym class-- IMPORTANT stuff.
All this planning, of course, makes me think of resolutions. As always, I have a few.
1. Cut out commercial baked goods. If we are going to have desserts (and we ARE), they're going to be homemade. Thanks to a bread machine I got for Christmas from Ben's parents, I am also going to bake my own bread. But Sarah, you say, aren't you supposed to be writing a book and teaching and directing a course, too? Well, um, yeah. So, if I can't always make everything from scratch, I will be sure to spend the extra cash to buy it from a local bakery-- it'll still be from scratch, just not my scratch.
2. Follow the 5-ingredients-or-less rule more stringently when it comes to food I am buying at the store. Except for instant oatmeal packets and Annie's bunny crackers and Z-bars. Can't live without and at least they're all organic?
3. Make sure I eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies everyday.
4. Publish 2 essays in academic journals.
5. Get rid of this fat donut around my middle.
6. Finish Cooper's baby book, keep my blogs up-to-date, and carve out time for fiction writing everyday.
7. For every book I read on my iPad, read a real book, too.
What about you?