Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Welcome to 2012

My boss went around and asked everyone about their New Year's resolutions this morning. Pretty much everybody said something along the lines of lose weight, exercise more, get in shape, so on and so forth. BORING. Especially since they just installed a bunch of exercise equipment in an empty conference room and I hardly ever see anyone using it. My resolution this year is to keep my fingernails. For a chronic nailbiter like me, that's pretty monumental. I've had these fingernails for a couple months now. But I go in spurts. I grow them out. I bite them. It's a cycle. So we'll see if I can keep going with what I have now. I just bought a bunch of pretty new polish, so hopefully that helps.

My only other resolution is to read more. I met my goal and read 100 books last year. Granted, most of them were picture books and I rushed to finish the last three or four on December 31st. But it still counts as reading. Especially since I'm reading to my kids. And my son is earning his free pizzas from Pizza Hut through the Book It program because of it.

I would like to read more books for me, though. I've already picked up the habit of taking a book into the bathroom and hiding out before I take a shower. I can get fifteen minutes in before a child comes knocking and asking questions about why I'm not in the shower yet. I'll do whatever it takes to get a few moments of peace and quiet!

Maybe I should also make a resolution to write better book reviews. I won't hold out much hope for that one, though.

So what about you? Did you make any resolutions this year? Bookish or otherwise?

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