Resolution review: July
A progress report on my three resolutions for 2009:
Every day, I will clean for 15 minutes.
Big failure here. According to the original terms of this resolution, I should have taken care of my 8 days’ worth of cleaning preemptively (ha!) or right when I got home, and neither happened. I invoke the Going Back to Work Immediately clause! Bleh. The house is still livable, but it is not nearly as spic and span as it once was earlier this year. I can feel myself sliding back into the whole “I want a clean house, but I don’t want to clean it” cycle, which is counterproductive, to say the least, and the reason for this blasted resolution.
Every week, I will write and send my grandmother a note.
Yay for an easy win! Plus, two of my notes this month were post cards from Denver, so that counts for some local bonus charm, I think.
By the way, my grandmother sent me a card earlier in the month, and she included a dozen books of stamps with a note: “I think you could use these.” How cute is that?
Every month, I will take at least a few hours just for myself.
Uhhh. I went to DC for a weekend with my sister, so does that count? I am really falling short of being intentional with this goal; at the end of each month, I keep telling myself to keep it at the front of my mind, but it just slides on back as soon as everything else catches up to me. I can hardly remember what I did this month (other than go to Denver), much less what I did on my own, and that is a sad state of affairs.
In conclusion, it appears that I am an overall disappointment. Here’s to a much better August!