2012 is officially here! And yes, I am about 7 days late with that announcement. And I haven’t touched my blog in weeks. Yup. Well, it’s time to start tackling my new year’s resolution #1: actually write on my freakin’ blog.
After the chaos of Christmas and traveling to Chicago and trying to see as many family and friends as possible and traveling back to Springfield and unpacking and trying to the little guy back onto some sort of sleep routine (aren’t you tired just reading all that?), coming back home and settling into 2012 feels refreshing. But also inspiring. This is it. This is the year. The year we get our acts together. The year where everything has a place. The year where I can actually find my SS card without shedding a tear at the piles of a paperwork.
So new year’s resolution #2: Get organized.
And, lest I remind my readers (hi Mom!) of the purpose of this blog, new year’s resolution #3 is be greener. We are already a shade greener than the majority of people – we recycle, we cloth diaper, I reuse containers. You know, the easy stuff. But there are some things that I think we could do much, much better. Like more diy, eating more organic (or, rather, find room in our budget for more organic), and just in general being even more conscious of our actions.
And because I’m so anal retentive, I made cute little lists my year o’ organizing and year o’ greening:
|January||milk||Diaper rash cream|
|April||peanut butter||Laundry detergent|
|May||red meat||Disinfectant wipes|
The plan is to tackle one thing at a time. A problem I always have is that I get an idea in my head, go full speed ahead with it, get majorly burnt out, and then nothing happens. So this time around, I’m trying to do one thing a month: organize and declutter one room at a time, add one thing organic to our diet, and make one thing from scratch. It looks so simple on paper, right? Of course, now that I’ve announced this whole plan to the internet world, I have to follow through. Crap.