*I'm going to get organized! Look at this great book! And...well...I lasted all of 5 weeks.
*I'm going to get healthy, lose weight, lower my blood pressure! And...well...that lasted until I lost weight, ate healthy for about three months and it didn't make one bit of difference!
*This summer, I'm going to tackle the laundry...and win! And aha! I've been doing laundry all day and I'm thisclose to catching up! And well...that was the last day I did laundry my friends. There goes the "I'm working all day and can't muster the time nor energy to get it done" excuse. And darn it, it was a good one!
So I should have known...you should have known...when these words came out of my mouth (fingers) "I will blog every day this summer" that I was setting myself up for a fall. Sorry about that. Nature of this beast, I'm afraid. Starting with great enthusiasm? My forte. Finishing? Eh, not my thing. I think the only thing that I truly started and finished with enthusiasm(or actually, finished at all) was Couch to 5K. Yep, I ran. For like 30 minutes straight. For a whole 5K. That coveted Peachtree Roadrace T-shirt was in reach--one of those items on my bucket list. Until I realized that the Peachtree was a 10K and there was NO way that was happening. Sigh. It's still on my bucket list. Maybe I'll have to volunteer or something to get the t-shirt.
(So I won't even tell you that I have exercised 5 days in a row. Or that I've eaten NO junk food or had even one sip of diet coke pass my lips in a week. Because that would mean that I would log off and immediately eat myself into a twinkie and diet coke induced coma while planting my ample behind on the couch.)
One thing I am committed to, and I KNOW without a doubt I will continue, though, is reading to my kids. I read to the big kids every day--Josh, even, every day in the womb. When they got too old to read to, I started the 30 minute, Drop Everything And Read, rule in our house where the kids and I would all read for thirty minutes a day. And now, I don't have to make them read...they do it on their own. And I intend to continue this with Hannah and Charlotte.
There is no better way to foster a good student, a good reader, a good writer, a good vocabulary than to read.
And to show you just how committed I am to this, I will allow this blurry picture of a tired, sweaty me with my sweet girls during our "reading" time to be posted. My vanity loses to my love of literature!
PS--thank you Melinda for putting me over the top! (or at least into double digits!)