I don’t know where to begin, so I’ll begin with my resolutions.
1. Blog more.
I really do want to work on this project. I like how it feels when I write regularly, and I think I could be good at it. And hey, look! I’m accomplishing this resolution right now.
2. Keep the house cleaner.
I was really good at this while Faramir was in the hospital, mostly because a) I wasn’t doing anything else, and b) I was terrified that being in a dirty home would make him sick. I even wrote to an advice columnist at one of my favorite websites. She emailed me back within hours, with helpful and compassionate advice, but the question got published this week. Being reminded of my former concern for cleanliness and sanitation has helped me realize that at this point, as things in our lives have normalized, keeping the house clean has become less of a priority. Admittedly, part of this resolution stems from how difficult this Christmas was, for reasons I’ll explain below, and my own slightly insane belief that I can control all situations if I just! Work! Hard enough! But it couldn’t hurt to be a little more conscientious in my response to clutter, mess, and the catbox.
3. Spend more money on beauty products.
This one may seem a little silly. Here’s the thing. Almost all the makeup I currently own was bought at a CVS or a Duane Reade in preparation for a friend’s wedding. In 2008. Some of it, I’m ashamed to admit, is even older. It has only recently come to my attention that higher-quality makeup looks better and lasts longer. I’m an adult, I have a well-paying job, I’m gonna lay down some cash at Sephora or somewhere in order to feel special on special occasions.
So that’s it. That’s how I’m going to live a little better in 2012.