I have several New Year’s Resolutions:
I will try not to cheat calling Bingo anymore. When I take groups of either adults with disabilities or children with disabilities on bus trips, a favorite game to play on the bus is Bingo. While riding on the bus, I often drop a Bingo ball or two and I do not bother to pick it up, (I easily get motion sickness.) So, I will call the games missing that number but not tell anyone. I figure everyone has the same odds of having that number on their card, so it is equally fair for all of them. To avoid this problem in the future, I am going to get Bingo cards, (like playing cards,) which many nursing homes use. I will try not to drop any cards….
I will try to keep my house cleaner. My house is generally “picked up”, but I wouldn’t call it clean. There are sometimes little cobwebs in the corners of the ceiling and little mouse droppings on the floor. (Ha! Ha! That part isn’t true…just wanted to see if you were paying attention.)
I will try to watch more educational shows and less reality shows, (however I get to keep Survivor and Amazing Race.) Although, I must say, that watching some reality shows makes me think my family is “normal”.
According to my son, Angel, I need to stop trying to fit my large, large van into tiny, tiny spots. It looks kind of funny when we have to all crawl out the back door, (because we are so close to the next car we cannot open the doors.) We have to jump to the ground because it is so high. Looks like the joke car where the clowns keep coming and coming and coming… Ah….I guess I’ll try to give up such fun for the upcoming year…
My children and I will eat more vegetables. I saw a book about hiding vegetables in other food items, such as spaghetti sauce. I wonder,however,how much spinach you can actually hide in there before it turns green?
I would love to do more public speaking this year. I spoke at several regional and state conferences last year and I loved it! If you are a parent, you know that you love to talk about your children and have people listen. Public speaking multiplies that 100 fold. (I do have to a speak from behind a podium, however, because I have to cross my legs when I laugh so I don’t pee. And I laugh quite a bit!)
Although I CAN cook, I don’t because my husband loves to. I once made tuna noodle casserole and my children couldn’t believe it because they had never seen me cook. I vow to cook at least one vegetable laden meal a week when my husband is working late. No more take-out pizza for us!
My annual resolution, which has worked well for me, is to love and support my family unconditionally, and to be kind and caring to others.
Happy New Year everyone! May your life be filled with as much happiness as mine!