Thursday, January 03, 2008

I Hereby Resolve

In a surprising change from years past, I have made a New Year's resolution. That's right, just one. And if there's just one it must be a doozy, right? Oh, you bet it is.

Are you ready?

Hang on to your hats...

Hold on to your seats...

Here it is...

I hereby resolve to be in bed with the lights out by 9:30 at least four nights each week.

Whew. Didn't think you could handle that much excitement, did ya?

I figure that with that one resolution I could actually accomplish a lot.
  1. It will definitely make me a better parent. Well, at least a more well-rested, patient, and tolerant one.
  2. I'll be healthier. Maybe I'll even get rid of this pesky middle ear issue that's been bothering me for almost four weeks.
  3. I'll lose weight. See, in order to actually be tired enough to go to sleep at 9:30, I have to cut out Jay's evening dessert-making experiments. That's four nights per week without dessert. My taste buds will suffer but my waistline will thank me.
So there it is. The resolution of an old mama. I already made it last night and I'm gunning for it again tonight. The excitement around here is almost too much to handle.


HP said...

That is a great resolution! I usually make it to bed before 10 PM (much to the amusement of J-Man), but there are many nights out of sheer laziness to move I stay up later than I should.

Sleep is wonderful!

Kat E said...

WOW. 9:30....sometimes we're still eating dinner at 9:30. I'm proud of myself if I'm in bed before midnight (made it the last 2 nights--woo hoo!). I know, I'm in for some BIG changes around here!

martha said...

That is such a happy resolution!

Sarah said...

Ummm... is a doozy a good thing or a bad thing?

That sounds like such a good idea. I'd maybe aim for 10 pm rather than 9.30 pm, and I think 4 nights a week would be a bit beyond me, but it would be nice not to be tired all the time!

Mary Beth said...

HP--I am so with you. Sometimes the thought of getting out of my chair and washing my face makes me so exhausted that I have to keep sitting for a few more minutes.

Kat E--Sleep now, while you still can!

Sarah--"Doozy" is value-free. It means something extraordinary. Of course, I meant this in utter sarcasm.

Kel Bel said...

Jay is experimenting with desserts in the evening?? When I come to visit, can we just have an eat-a-thon at your house with free-range chickens and whatever Jay feels like experimenting with that night??

Mark Salada said...


I'm not even home from work that early sometimes. Besides, the Daily Show doesn't come on until midnight here in Colorado.

When do you get up in the morning? 5 am? And, yes, I say that like it's a BAD thing.

Cheers to New Years Resolutions! Time for a nap.

Mary Beth said...

I need to get up by 6:00ish to make sure I'm ready for the day by the time Jay leaves for work at 8:00 (No, it doesn't take me two hours to get ready, but factor in breakfast, feeding the youngest, and any chores I'd like to get done while the kids are occupied, and two hours is a good window).

I'm guaranteed to be awake in the middle of the night for at least an hour AND I can't have any caffeine to keep the motor running during the day. The only way to get enough rest is to go to bed ridiculously early.

Jay and I called it "sleeping out" as opposed to "sleeping in."