I recently asked the kids if they had made any New Year's Resolutions. Everyone except Aubrey looked confused. I explained to the little ones that a New Year's Resolution is kind of like a promise you make to yourself to either do something good for yourself or for others or to reach some goal that you set, etc. They were instantly inspired and I have to say that I'm pretty impressed with what they came up with. So, here is a list of their New Year's Resolutions:
Regan: Make good friends; Help the planet ("by keeping things clean and stuff"); Get a good education; Help around the house; Help friends; Help the poor.
Jack: Hug my Mom more; Do my homework; Eat healthy; Love my family.
Aubrey: Go to bed earlier.
Finn: Stop smoking and lose weight. (Oh wait--Aubrey just told me that's not actually what he said. Turns out he said "snowman." Hey--it's an honest mistake. He's kind of hard to understand when he talks . . .).
As for me, I operate on a fiscal year, so my New Year's Resolutions aren't due until July 1.
In other news, I single-handedly removed a dead squirrel from my driveway today. These are the kind of things you forget you'll have to do when you're widowed--until you actually have to do them. And no--I did not run over it. It fell out of a tree and died on impact. (Seriously).
Well, that's all I've got for tonight. (Better luck next time!) Until then, take care and stay tuned.