Through the miracle of 20th century medicine, I am feeling much better. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers.
A little late this month, but I haven't been doing much these last few days anyway: I bring you this month's resolution: get stuff out of my house.
First I have six packages that need to be mailed. I'll need my helpers just to get in the post office.
Then there's the glass turntable I saved from my microwave when it caught on fire last month (and I didn't even blog about that little excitement). I think I could sell it on eBay for $10-15 which makes it worth the hassle. I've never sold on eBay before. I need to either do it, or get rid of it.
Then I have several piles of clothes I've set aside for people I know with younger boys. Perhaps the Used Clothing Fairy needs to make some early morning covert drop offs, just so the errand doesn't take an hour.
Then there is the huge pile of kids clothes that are too worn or I don't prefer or that we simply don't need. They must go. And I can't wait to relieve myself of the onerous presence of certain articles of clothing that have seen me through the early post-partum months of several kids. The very sight of them makes me feel fat. If I have another baby, I will get other clothes.
And lastly, there are other things I've been setting aside to donate to the thrift store. These little piles are cluttering various corners of different closets.
If I have time, I'll glean the kids' toys and games, but for now, the main focus is just getting out what is already marked for removal.
What is a New Month's Resolution? I've been doing these for over a year now. Every month I look at where I need to focus my attention. Perhaps I've been procrastinating on certain chores. Perhaps I need to spend some extra time with one or more of the kids. Perhaps I'd like to try a new habit. New Month's Resolutions are not grandiose plans to lose ten pounds or declutter the entire house or give up smoking (of course, I don't smoke, but if I did, this would not be the venue in which I would give it up). New Month's resolutions are short-term commitments; they are easily attained goals; they focus on what is needed right now, instead of what is best for a lifetime.
Do you have a new month's resolution?