It's that time of year for reflecting and resolving. The blogosphere and the "regular" media will be loaded with "the year in review" and "how to stick with your resolutions" stories. I think any time folks look at where they've been and how they can be better is a good thing and what better time than at the cusp of a new year. So, even though in a few days we will be sick of the phrase, "New Year's Resolution" and "Best of 2006" stories, all of this year end stuff is probably good therapy. Vicki could answer that question better than me.
Having said that, I don't make many resolutions. "Not procrastinating" would be a good one, but I always seem to put off making that one.
Weight loss doesn't apply ... still at my high school weight.
Make more money ... nope, can't do that and teach kids.
Quit smoking ... never started, so that's out.
I think I'll stick with these four:
See Mom and Dad more.
Lists should be short and do-able, don't 'cha think?
Now for the sappy "looking back" part of a New Year's Post ...
This year, Katie started college, but one so close she can commute. I won't be so lucky in the coming year and I know that 2006 was the last year all my kids lived at home. Tomorrow will start the year that they began to leave the nest. Sometime this summer, Emma will pack her car for the dorms at the University of South Florida and at that moment, things will never be quite the same. At the same time, Katie and her pal will be ready to move from community college to UF and I think they are planning to live on campus. Sigh ...
If you've read this blog for awhile, you know that's going to ... uhm ... have an effect on me. Some of you have already been there and for some of you it's a day in the distant future.