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New Year's resolutions


wvsun • December 27, 2010 • Glennville, GA 30427, USA

About this Splore

Not to be obvious here, but it's that time of year. I'm hoping to make some resolutions I can stick with beyond the first month or so.

I haven't decided for sure yet, but what resolutions/changes are you hoping to make this year?

And a side question: do you believe in resolutions? Are they worth making?

Contributions Last updated about 7 years ago

cara • January 10, 2011 at 6:43am

I'm going to serve two vegetables at dinner from now on.

And tell the kids they can choose which one to eat. They will still eat vegetables, but they will also get to reject a vegetable at every dinner, which they will enjoy. Also, I'll eat more vegetables that way.

I'd like to make a weekly meal chart, but I'm not that organized yet.


MysticsDance • January 5, 2011 at 7:16am

Here is our color...

yeah, bright sunflower....I can't remember what it's really called, but it's a straight from the can Lowes bought color.


Barbara • January 4, 2011 at 8:32pm

I know. My husband is also confused by my choice.

It uploads duller--I don't know why. I can't even refer you to a Behr color chart because I mixed these myself and then had them color match to make the gallon of paint. But they are brighter on the walls. I wish the color uploading was closer to what it really looks like.

Does it help if it's with this? I'm using this in the halls and main room, so you see it when you come in. In sunlight it's peaceful and warm. On the computer screen it looks a little gray, too. I've already painted the front hall and it comes out warmer on the walls. It will be right next to the green where the kitchen meets the living room.

Yes, even these make me nervous for color. But it's a start. In the back of my mind is how you are supposed to keep things neutral to sell a house--but we've been here 8 years and it looks like we aren't going to move anytime soon. So I'm "going crazy" okay, not really.

My house is a mess or I'd take an actual picture! There are snow pants and boots and gloves all over the front area. You'd think we would have a better plan for all that stuff, but it has to lay out to dry after they wear it, so it's everywhere.


Barbara • January 4, 2011 at 4:12pm

Here's one of my colors.

Depending on your monitor, this is pretty close. It's for the kitchen and attached laundry.


MysticsDance • January 4, 2011 at 2:26am

I'm with Calvin on this one....

LOL...I'm beyond New Year's resolutions any more. I like who I am, even if others don't. I may need to lose weight, but I'm not going to make a resolution, knowing that it's just going to be broke in the first month or two. I have found over the years that if I do make a resolution and it doesn't get met, I get really angry with myself or upset or whatever and it's just not worth it. This way, I don't have to deal with it and I'm happy with myself. Trouble is saved from happening!


Anonymous • January 1, 2011 at 2:41am

Be kinder...

I have come to learn that I need to first, be more content, then I can be more kind. So,ll I'll start with, be more grateful, and see what happens.


Allyson • December 29, 2010 at 4:56pm

A real resolution.

I find that most resolutions dwindle and end after a month or two of making them, so for me, I have to choose one that I will actually be able to do, and enjoy doing. This year, I hope to smile more to others and stop and help someone that looks like they're in need. Small things like this may not affect you, but once done for you leaves a great impression. This is the type of resolution I am gladly (and easily) able to keep.


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Barbara • December 28, 2010 at 5:13pm

I'm going to paint the house.

The inside, I mean. I have been afraid of using color and some of the walls are still beige from when we moved in. I've already been thinking of colors and I'm going to do the painting myself when the kids are at school. Or let them help me if they want to. It will be fun and inexpensive, and it's time to make things brighter in here.

I don't know if this counts as a resolution, but that's what I'm going to do.


Anonymous • December 28, 2010 at 7:09am

I'm all for goal setting...

And if it takes a holiday to get me to set one or two, that's ok with me. But then again, I'm just that kind of person.


Anonymous • December 28, 2010 at 7:05am

A couple of years ago I lost 17 pounds and have kept them off.

It was really hard and took all summer. I would like to lose 10 more, but have been putting it off because I also don't want to lose it (too much work).

Well, sometime this year I'm going to devote a couple of months to it and just get it done.