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Monday, January 7, 2013

10 Things I Won't Be Giving Up In 2013

I have never really been one to make New Year's Resolutions so when I saw Stasha's Monday Listicles topic for this week, I knew I'd have no problem at all doing just the opposite by making a list of ten activities I have absolutely no intention of stopping or "resolving"  in the year 2013...

1. Hitting the snooze button half a dozen times before rolling out of bed BEFORE the sun has risen or the roosters have even rustled a tail feather, much less let out a cocka or a doodle doo.

2. Hating the ridiculous hour in which our elementary school's tardy bell rings....7:35 A.M. Seriously.  Why is this even legal?  

3. Cranking the stereo and singing out loud in the car. I just don't see me outgrowing this one. Ever. I'll be the 80 year old whose grandkids won't ride with me because my loud music hurts their ears.

4. Inhaling three cups of coffee before 8 a.m. Monday thru Friday (See numbers 1 and 2)

5. Saving room for dessert. It's easy for me to stop before I'm full if I know there's dessert coming. Never met one I didn't like.  

6. Wearing my favorite sweatpants that are too big on me and will turn nine years old this year. They've always been there for me when I've needed them the most and I'd most likely need a twelve step program to give them up.

7. Getting my Zumba, Yoga and Pilates on.  (See number 5)

8. Going to antique stores.  Few things make me happier.

9. Telling myself I'm finally going to learn to play that piano or get started on that book I'm going to write.  Just saying I'm going to do it has to be good for something, right?

10. Blogging. Because, duh! I'm pretty sure I couldn't stop if I tried at this point.  I value my sanity way too much!

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  1. Why oh why does elementary school have to start at 7:30?? I've been asking that for 9 years now. We don't even have an afternoon option for kindergarten anymore.
    I also love walking through antique stores. Once the kids are all in school, I will spend so much more time there.
    Great list!

  2. I think the number 1 thing I wont be giving up is Bojangles biscuits in the morn.

  3. #2 - um, what? WHAT?? That is pure insanity!! I don't understand. Our elementary schools start at 9:15 (which is also inconvenient if you work) and high schools at 8:15.

    Someone recently suggested moving the start times earlier to save money on transportation costs, but there was an uproar when parents heard their 8 year old would be walking to school in the dark during the winter, and the idea was thoroughly rejected.

  4. I thought this was a great link up!!

  5. Great list!

    My kids' school starts at 8:45. Much more humane! Not looking forward to middle school and the 7:20 bell next year!

  6. My number one thing I won't be giving up this year would be my Dunkin' Donuts k-cups cocoa.

    They are 70 calories vs the 570 calories at the donuts shop. That way if I do stop running, it's not as horrible. :)

  7. For seriously?!?! You're a snooze slapper?

  8. Sweatpants = pajamas!

    For years I longed to learn how to play the piano. We even bought a piano, but then we finally got rid of it because it took up too much space. I have given up on that dream, at least for now!

  9. We are an early school morning family, too, and it is just painful, right??!! I love the weekends with no alarm!

  10. That is waaaay to freaking early for school to start!

  11. I used to have a pair of sweatpants like that and they were fire engine red. When they finally died, I was way more upset than I should have been. I totally get it. Erin

  12. Love love love your list! I take it your teach elementary school? I did for 15 years and now teach at the college level. There are striking similarities! :) Joined your site! Look forward to reading up on it soon!

  13. Wait, the tardy bell rings at 7:35am?? That is way too early! I love #3!

  14. That is absurdly early my friend. Hugs!! I have not tried Zumba. Is it as fun as it looks?

  15. I will never give up coffee or snooze button! However, I am giving up lots of other things to try to get a few lbs off:)

  16. I can't stand the dark mornings, ugh! Coffee is a must!