But I've come to the conclusion that something must be done.
We have few square feet but many feet to fill it.
(not unlike the above photo where we spent a day--Castaway Cay)
So, here it is. My Resolutions in list form.
1. To simplify.
Every so often, Ryan and I declare a "no spending month." A month where we refrain from purchasing wants. Ryan tries more diligently to bring his lunch (right, love?) No trips to Target where I end up buying this and that because they were on sale, or a few items from the dollar spot. January is a no spending month. It is also a big birthday month in my family--lots of homemade gifts (though I admit I already had one gift purchased from last month). Just today I was working on something and needed a button with a shank and couldn't find the color I wanted. Instead of running to the fabric store, I pulled out some nailpolish and painted the color I needed. Not bringing more stuff in is the first step. The second step is getting rid of those things you don't love. I already went through my closet and have a new wardrobe waiting for someone. Release the clutter. Don't hang on to those pants you've had since high school, vowing you will fit into them one day. Love who you are today.
2. Relax more.
Even when I'm in bed, trying to fall asleep, I'm reviewing the day and chastizing myself for being too quick to snap or not accomplishing all I had planned. Perhaps a tub soak a week. Or maybe I'll start yoga (am I the last person on earth not to do yoga?) I am a better mother and wife when I take care of me.
3. Develop a six-pack.
Ha! Post 5 kids? Not going to happen.