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2010 New Year’s Resolution: WRITE

I know – totally uninspired and more than a little late, but here I am, forty-one days – almost six full weeks – into the New Year and I am getting to it.

I actually think that waiting a month and a half lends a bit more credibility to the endeavor. How many people’s resolutions to lose weight, get in shape, save the world, etc. have already fizzled 3/26th into the New Year? I took the time to think about what I want to do and how I’m going to do it.

So, here’s my plan.
Step number 1: drop Baby #1 off at school.
Step number 2: pay a babysitter $WTF per hour to play with Baby #2 while I hole up in my little office.

Those are just the basics, of course. What I hope to achieve while holed up in my little office is multi-faceted.
Step number 1: Reinvent my website because let’s be honest, it needs a serious facelift. (done)
Step number 2: Blog. Not being the most tech savvy girl in town, I am pretty unsure of what it means or how to do it, but what I can gather from the characters in Candace Bushnell’s One Fifth (which I just finished and highly recommend), all I have to do is write about what’s on my mind and then publish it online for others to enjoy – or mock. (done)
Step number 3: Dive back into the yet-unnamed Manuscript #3 which I completed a rough draft of months ago.

So, here I am, February 11, 2010… Is it cliché to call it the first day of the rest of my life? I started out in good form – up early, showered (including hair washed!), dressed in my favorite Citizens of Humanity jeans. Normally I’m much more of a sweatpants kind of girl, but I decided that if I wore some “premium denim,” it would be a quick and easy way to slip out of “mom-mode” and into “writer-mode.” Plus, they are my favorite jeans in the world – I bought them shortly after Baby #2 was born on sale at Bloomingdales for $75. That’s right – CoH jeans – like $200 jeans – on sale for $75! Of course, I couldn’t get them past my knees at that point, but they were the size that I once was, and at that price I couldn’t bear to leave them squashed up in the sale rack of unwanted textiles. I bought them during the hottest part of summer with the goal that by the time the weather was cool enough to wear jeans, they would fit. And they did! Isn’t that a happily ever after? It’s so poetic… as the leaves turned golden and the breeze began to have a nip, I comfortably slid into the beautiful, dark designer denim. Aaah…

Then this morning, on the first day of the rest of my life, I put on the jeans (perhaps feeling inspired that the jeans are my goal-achieving lucky charm?) and as I sat down to tie my shoes, the inside of the left thigh split open with a gut wrenching (although in reality almost silent) sound that caused me to gasp out loud.
“What’s wrong? What’s wrong?” Hubby #1 came rushing in from the bedroom.
“My favorite jeans!” I exclaimed in horror, pointing to the gaping wound, which was oozing my lily-white thigh.
He gave me that sad ‘there’s nothing we can do’ look that soap opera doctors are so adept at.
Then Baby #1 went on to sympathetically explain that my butt crack was always popping out of my jeans because my panties are too low.
“Right, thank you,” I responded to her extraordinarily unhelpful insight.

I then picked myself up and changed into my second favorite pair of jeans. First day of the rest of my life, take two – action!

One Response to “2010 New Year’s Resolution: WRITE”

  1. Hmm… Interesting! I always love reading the posts on this website.

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