It seems that people don’t really make resolutions.

It’s not cool.

Or they call them something else.

Like, “musings” or “thoughts.”

Well, not this girl.

I’m making official resolutions and sticking to them, by golly!

My first resolution:  Be healthier.

Now, if I’m being honest, I’d like to lose quite a bit of weight.  Would I like to physically look like I did four years ago?  Maybe.  Do I want the baggage of an eating disorder and subsequent intervention?  No, thanks.

So my first step is to really focus on physical therapy with my feet.  I’m still recovering from back-to-back reconstructive ankle surgeries 10 months apart and have also developed plantar fasciitis in the other foot.  No bueno.

I think once I can comfortably walk again I will really be motivated to lose the weight.

*Note to self, do not make Pioneer Woman’s Deep Dish Fruit Pizza for dessert tonight*

My second resolution:  Purge the kingdom.

This one is easy.  Throw out all of the random shit in my house.

Done.

My third resolution:  Let go (a little).

This is in no reference to the aforementioned resolution.  This is more of a state of mind.  Mainly, work on not being such a freaky and neurotic helicopter mom.

My fourth resolution:  Family prayer every single night before bed, no matter how tired we are or how much we smell like horses.

My fifth resolution:  My motto will be — and I will work towards — serving with joy.  I am here to help these babies grow and thrive, and to be supportive of my husband and his business.  Now, I know this sounds little old fashioned.  I get it.  But I chose to have four children 6 years apart.  I choose now, and have the flexibility, to be a stay-at-home-mom.  It doesn’t make sense for me to work now.  Part of the reason?  Child care would literally devour any paycheck I would bring home.  Secondly, I would be fired the second week because one of my four babies would inevitably have the flu (again) and I would have to call in sick.  (As a side note:  I was interviewing for a position in early December.  This night before the second interview Caroline had a contamination allergic reaction to pecan and we were in the ER until midnight.  Coincidence?  I think not.  I’m just not in a phase where I can easily work right now and actually financially contribute to our household income.  Done.  I don’t want to argue about this with anyone or read nasty comments about how I wear go-go boots and an apron.)

That’s it.

Those are really my Top Five for 2018.

What are your resolutions for the upcoming year?

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