I usually don't make resolutions because I consider the entire year ripe for self-improvement. Also I can't remember them past Jan. 2.
But change is good (and large bills are better), so in the spirit of David Letterman's Top 10 list, I will now share my Top 10 Resolutions for 2011.
Resolution #10: I will keep the jokes about writing "2010" on my checks to a minimum. No one finds them amusing.
Resolution #9: I will jot down the names of books that I really enjoyed reading, so the next time I inform someone I am an avid reader, and they ask what I've read recently, my mind won't go blank and I won't appear to be an idiot/liar/dementia candidate.
Resolution #8: I will avoid offering unsolicited advice and I highly recommend that you do the same.
Resolution #7: Floss daily. Oh, wait, I already do that -- RESOLUTION COMPLETED! (It motivates me more to cross at least one thing off the "to-do" list.)
Resolution #6: I will stop asking my children and husband, "Are you really going to wear THAT?" when I already know the answer. The husband will change if it's for work; for any other occasion, he'll laugh as if I made a funny. The kids will look at me, mystified, as if they no longer speak English. Needless to say, they will continue to wear THAT.
Resolution #5: I will stop making Wal-Mart jokes. This one's gonna be hard to keep.
Resolution #4: Speaking of shopping, when going to Costco and Target, I will only buy the necessities on my list, no matter how good a bargain something is. However, this resolution is null and void during the month of December and in the event that something really is a good bargain.
Resolution #3: I will eat healthily to reap the benefits of a nutritious lifestyle and set a good example for my family. However, if I do end up having junk, I'll wait until the kids go to bed so I don't set a bad example (or have to share).
Resolution #2: I will not wait until Super Bowl Sunday to ask of football fans, "Who's playing again?"
Resolution #1: I will not cringe at the thought of hot yoga. This one's gonna be hard to keep.
What are YOU resolving to do in 2011?
(Note: Thanks to the sharp-eyed readers with fully functioning brains who pointed out the year discrepency in my original post. Apparently when I'm tired I forget what year I'm in. So here's an addendum to my resolutions: I will not blog when brain-dead. Happy New Year!)