Even though I have no grand finish for the year, I have been thinking about the resolutions. I never make grand goals. Just little things that are doable so that I can feel pumped that I completed a New Year's resolution. Like 2 years ago, I resolved to take my contact lenses out every night and I did it. Go me! I also quit soda a few years ago. I still brag to my family. I am sure they hate me for it. I don't care. I kicked soda's ass!
This year, I want to read more. I already have a few used books from Amazon on their way to my door. I also want to be a tea drinker. At least a cup a day. Any tea and book suggestions for me? I feel like reading and drinking tea are a very mature thing to do. So I should do those things.
My other resolution is to attend the temple once a month. That is completely doable. I might not be able to go with Ethan every time, but that is fine. The nearest temple to us is about 15 minutes away. Certainly once a month, I can steal away for a few hours. I haven't told Ethan yet, but this is his resolution too!
My last resolution is about that Ethan. I am going to make this year the year that I better my wife skills. And not just in general, specifically for Ethan. I am not a terribly sucky wife. I am actually pretty good at it. But there is always room to be better. Last year, we both took one of those love language tests and it only reiterated what I already know about him. Physical touch and quality time. Duh. But that information is no good unless I apply it. This year, I will apply it.
Also, I just found out that this year is going to be real interesting at church. Ethan and I teach primary together and for 2014, we will be teaching seventeen 6 year olds. Yes, 17. Let it be known that I was asked beforehand if we could handle it and I said yes. So yes, we can rock this thing. But for just a minute, marinate in the idea of SEVENTEEN SIX YEAR OLDS. SEVENTEEN. I can't stop laughing about it.