I decided to treat this 4th of July holiday like New Year’s. And I don’t just mean drinking myself silly while I ooh and aah over fireworks. I am making 4th of July resolutions. Here I am half way through the year, and I’m sure I have broken every resolution that I made for 2008. Of course, I don’t remember a single one, but if I could find my list, I’m sure getting organized would be on it.
I know some people don’t believe in making resolutions, much less making them twice a year. I guess the theory is they will just break them anyhow. As for me, I say when all else fails—it’s time to lower my standards.
So, without further ado, here are my low-key Independence Day resolutions:
- Train for next year’s Peachtree Road Race—Gosh, it looks like so much fun on TV. This one may have to wait for cooler weather, though.
- Visit the lake more often—We haven’t gone as much because we have to pack, load the car, unpack—In short, we have been too lazy to go to the lake, which is pretty darn lazy.
- Start my Christmas shopping—I just put that one on here to make me laugh.
- Catch up on my teenager’s scrapbook (grades 3-12) before she starts college in the fall—okay, now it’s your turn to laugh.
- Hire a maid—Sounds easy but first I have to clean the house. I don’t want the maid to think we are slobs.
- Print out my digital photos, put them in a box and forget about them until the kids are about to graduate.
- Take the kids to a pick-your-own berry farm. I’ve always wanted to do this, but have you seen how good the produce looks at the new Kroger? (Plus it’s air-conditioned)
- Work less, play more—Now this one I can handle!