Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

I'm not planning on staying up until midnight for the first time in, well, for the first time since I can remember. I'm tired and we're leaving early in the morning for Wisconsin. My parents gave the kids a 2 night stay in the Dells for Christmas last year and we're going tomorrow with friends of ours. I'm not sure if the place has WiFi so I may not update for a couple days.

I was going to do a post about New Year's Resolutions, so I pulled up my post from last year to see what resolutions I made then. I didn't keep them so I made a modified list on January 31 of last year. I tend to notsomuch keep my resolutions every year so I'm using reverse psychology this time. That's right. Uh-huh. I'm always thinking. tapping the ole noggin

This year, I've decided to make a fool-proof list of resolutions that I'll be able to keep. Wink wink, I really won't be able to keep them, but that's ok because it's all part of my master plan!

1. I will procrastinate every chance I get. I will put off til tomorrow what I can do today on a regular basis.

2. I will not lose weight. I will be sure to not lose a single ounce this year. I will not start eating healthier and I will not start exercising.

3. I will lose my temper with my kids daily.

4. I will make sure my laundry is piled to the ceiling every day. I won't manage to get the clean folded clothes put into their drawers. I will never be totally caught up with my laundry.

5. I won't get more than 4 hours of sleep a night. I'll make sure I stay up too late every night.

Yep, that should do it. Given my less than stellar record of following through with New Year's Resolutions, I'll never do any of these things. And that's a good thing. You know, because of the whole reverse psychology thing. And, if by chance I keep my resolutions for the first time in my life, at least I can say that I kept my resolutions! It's a winning situation either way! See? I'm way too smart for one person.

Anyway, I want to thank all of you for reading my blog this past year. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to leave me comments here and write me emails. Hearing from you guys really does make my day! :) I hope you all have a totally awesome 2009! Did I just write "totally awesome"? What year is it again??? LOL!
Have a wonderful, prosperous, healthy, happy, blessed 2009!


faithlessone said...

Happy New Year to you too, Dawn!

This Crazy Thing Called Motherhood said...

Happy New Year Dawn!

Thanks for the laughs. I look forward to more good times reading your blog in the new year! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the laughs you share with all of us. You are an inspiration to so many mothers. Yours was the very first blog I ever followed and now I have four of my own!

I'm looking forward to 2009; can't wait to read your book! I hope you are very (un)successful with your resolutions. heehee

jennyonthespot said...

Love your list. I love reverse psychology. I love chocolate and liquor as well.

have a safe trip... I look forward to your safe return. My 3 y.o. is driving me nuts and I cannot think! GAH!!! She never lets me have ANY fun!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Dawn!

Thanks for all of the laughs this year. I look forward to keeping up with you in 2009 and to reading your book!

Have a safe trip and watch out for bat poop! ;)

Donna in PA :)

Evelyn said...

Happy new year to you and your family, Dawn!

May your new year be blessed with joy and peace!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

LOVE the resolution list!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Dawn! I have followed your blog since the ebay auction and I have never gotten around to commenting on your blog. I myself don't have kids but I fully understand that being a mother is the toughest job on the planet and I think you are awesome for keeping a sense of humor through it all. Your blogs are always funny and I read them religiouly. Thank you! Billie

AlaneM said...

Oh Dawn, I love you so!! I just caught up with your last 3 posts & OMGosh I was on the verge of peeing! I'm stealing your resolutions, I love your creative use of the Stat Counter freaks & Jackson's little, er, big gift was too funny! I try to figure out why my kids do things too but it never works - I hate that!!

Happy New Year :)

RefreshMom said...

If I were doing a reverse-psychology list it would look exactly like yours! I'm with you especially in the 4 hours of sleep department. DH keeps trying to tell me that getting more sleep would help with #3, but what does he know?

Have a fun trip. WiFi or not,

Michelle said...

Enjoy the Dells, Dawn! And the drive up there (ugh). And hey, even if the hotel doesn't have wifi, you may be able to spy it elsewhere. I got mine in San Antonio from "007 rock star bar" and it worked great ;)

I hope the resolutions are a complete and utter failure for you. And how sad is it that I'm up reading blogs just so that I can say I was up until midnight? I think I ought to head to bed!

Happy New Year!

Brenda said...

Happy New Year! Here's hoping you fail on your list this year again ; )

Stacy from Texas said...

Happy New Year. Have a blessed year.

Anonymous said...

Wish you happy new year to you too.

Though I have been reading your blog from 'the ebay sale' time, this is my first comment.

You write nice posts which makes me feel happy after reading. Thank you for writing such a nice & funny blog.

Kristi said...

Thanks for a year full of adventures and laughs! Happy new Year!

Michelle said...

Happy New Year Dawn!

Where ya going in the Dells? Our favorite place is the Wilderness...but really haven't checked out the other places! Oh and the Wilderness does have :)

Patois said...

You've definitely got a win-win there. Happy new year!

Sharon said...

Have a GREAT time in the Dells. We went with our 5 children this summer and landed up spending an extra 2 nights at our resort. So much to do, so little time. What a blast for the kids and adults alike.

Lo said...

PERFECT!!!!! Totally Love this!

Julie Sturgeon said...

My New Year's resolution trick is to double speak. That way, you can commit to all kinds of politically correct crap without actually DOING anything. Like this:

You are my humor model, Dawn!

Helenrr said...

Dawn, I believe you may have started a trend here...haha :)
I too thank you for the laughs, sighs and thoughtful posts, including the ones that stop us in our tracks - the ones that make us give thanks for our healthy kids, and pray for those others who are less fortunate.
A happy and blessed New Year!
Helen in Salinas, CA

4funboys said...

Thanks for the good laugh... I needed that!

Jenn said...

I enjoyed giggeling over your list and look forward to a great year reading more fun from you.

Dawn G. said...

Your blog has made me laugh all year - a happy and prosperous 2009 to the Meehan family!

A Moment in the Life of a Mother said...

What a hoot!! Happy New Year!!

Belinda said...

Yay! 2009 is here and each day is bringing me closer to the start of the school year and hubby going back to work.
I love having things to look forward to, don't you?
Australian Summers really make being pleasent around people who bug you even more difficult.
I need a vacation due to the fact that the rest of my family is on vacation.
Hope your holiday with the family has gone well and everyone makes it home in one piece.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Ha! You and I had the same idea this year! Chalk it up to experience...

Essie the Accidental Mommy said...

hmmm, let me think, surely I can add a thought... I will try to consider thinking about the possibility of making an effort to change something somewhere without the constraints of a time oriented completion...not sure when I might be done lol! Great idea! I can get right behind this kind of list!

Natalie said...

Hilarious! You'll finish the year a happy woman if you succeed in overlooking all of your 2009 resolutions ;-)

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