Do we know how to party or what? Dear god we're such Hewitts. Those of you who know my family know exactly what I mean by that. For those of you who don't, well, just be glad. The Hewitts are not fun people. Trust me.
And I don't know how we've turned MathMan into a Hewitt, but I guess living with me for twenty gabillion years has done just that. I am so so sorry, MathMan. I was really hoping the kids would look like you and that your whimsy would rub off on me Alas, no.
If today is any indication, 2011 is going to be the year of dicking around for me so you people with your grand plans and schemes for being productive and disciplined and thin and zen and all that can just.......nevermind. You go on with your bad selves. I'll be here cheering you on. Because that is what I do.
I'm dragging around a case of I don't wannas. I don't feel like doing anything. Especially not anything productive or grown up and responsible. I scooped the litter box and spent an hour and a half reworking this blog's design. Isn't that enough?
But that's how I am. If there's a big job to do like taking down the holiday decorations, for example, I must dive in instead of thinking about it. That's how I end up still wearing my flannel pajamas at 7p.m. while directing Nathan who is helping me move the television from one location to another because rearranging everything in the living room is the best way to guarantee that we'll begin the new year with a little less dust and detritus from 2010. What begins with me absentmindedly sipping coffee and taking a few of the ornaments off the tree at 8:30 a.m. snowballs into a day of cleaning and rearranging. But things got done.
If I stop and think about what has to be done? Forget it.
That's how I'm treating the urge to upend everything and become a shiny new person because it's January 1. I know what I need to do, but I'm not going to overwhelm my delicate self by thinking about it. I'm just going to dive in. Tomorrow. No wait. Tomorrow is Sunday. Monday. No wait. The kids don't go back to school until Tuesday. Tuesday. Definitely. For sure. Tuesday. For now I'm just this...
Oh yeah, I watched Valley Girl last week.
How did you guess?
May 2011 be whatever you wish it to be.