I decided that this would be the year that I start using a fancy schmancy financial budgeting product like Quicken instead of my little excel spreadsheets. Unfortunately I am already falling down on the job, because I can't seem to get it set up right. The register shows $2343 more in my account than my bank actually has. Math-y things are not my forte and are frequently my downfall. Working on that.
Dieting! I hate dieting and rarely do it. I don't like anyone telling me what to do, not even myself. Its like I say "I'm going on a diet." And my self says "oh hell no you ain't. Gimme that cookie." I lost 30 lbs last year, but gained back 15. I joined Weight Watchers a few days ago. I've discovered that I eat wayyyy more cookies than I should. Although honestly I already knew that. So this resolution is eat less cookies.
Patience. One of my regrets for last year is that I feel I spend way too much time yelling. Loudly. Which doesn't accomplish much. Its not a deterrent to bad behavior. So, less yelling, more patience.
Learn to use my fancy camera. I love taking pictures of the kids, but using the manual settings gives me blurry pictures. When I use the auto settings it gives me crisp, clear pictures but the color is terrible and washed out. I'm taking an online class and I'm already a few chapters behind, but I'm doing it. I seem to have a mental block on f-stops and aperture.
I'd like to be employed outside the home by the end of 2011. Or sooner. In some gainful capacity. Talking to adults would be a nice component of the new job.
Five things to work on this year. Wouldn't want to set the bar too high.
I bet the cookies are the first to fall.