Welllllll it’s that time of year. The time when everyone vows to stop smoking, lose weight, and make all of the typical resolutions. Sure, I’d like to lose some weight and I don’t plan to start smoking, but I’ve got some other resolutions, too, but hopefully they’re slightly different than the ones that you see on most lists.
1. See all of the movies nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Honestly, I say this every year, and the cheaper I get, the less likely I am to see all of the movies. But because of the glories of Netflix and Redbox, I should be able to catch up on any that I don’t see in the theatres. If the nominees for the Golden Globes are any indication of what the Oscar nominees will be, then I am 1 for 10. And to be fair, there’s still one that I haven’t even heard of…
2. Audition for a musical.
I used to be quite the actress. Okay, I wasn’t fabulous, but I was pretty good and I loved being onstage in musicals. I know that they’re going to be performing Fiddler on the Roof near me in the not too distant future–maybe that will be my comeback show!
3. Blog more.
I would love to say that I have a good excuse for being such an infrequent blogger as of late, and while I think that the holidays and a new job are good excuses, they’re not great excuses, so I resolve to blog at least 3 days a week starting in 2015.
4. Visit 3 new zoos.
This may seem weird, but go with me on this. You may or may not know of my obsession for zoos–I love them. It may be because I secretly dream of breaking into the cages and snuggling with the snuggly animals, but regardless, I need to see more of them. I think I can at least work in the Philadelphia Zoo and the Bronx Zoo this year, but maybe one more?
5. Finish my planned quilts.
I’m really great at planning to make quilts and am really bad at finding the time to quilt. This year, I need to finish the Storm at Sea quilt for our bed, the jellyfish wall hanging for our bedroom, a couple of baby quilts and a couple of quilts for friends.
6. See at least 2 Broadway shows.
My brother lives in New York, so you’d think that I’d be seeing Broadway shows all the time. Unfortunately, he’s not much a musicals guy, but my mom is a musicals gal, so she and I can pretend to visit my brother, but really we’ll go to see a musical. Okay fine, we’ll see my brother, too.
7. Become a better knitter
In my quest to become Laura Ingalls Wilder, I have taken on the task of learning to knit. Unfortunately I’m not great yet, but I have an excellent teacher who I know will have me knitting adorable sweaters for my dogs in no time.
8. Collect all the Pokemon
Is this an important resolution? Not really, but my boyfriend got me a Pokemon video game for Christmas, and isn’t the point to catch them all?
9. Cook or bake something that truly surprises my boyfriend
My boyfriend is the one in our relationship with the culinary skills. I’m the one with the eating skills. In 2015, however, I want to acquire at least a small amount of the culinary skills, even if it means making the best peanut butter toast of all time.
10. Meet John Krasinski
My brother is in the movie business. He should make this happen.
What are some of your resolutions?
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