Friday, 30 December 2011

Resolutions 2012

  1. Must. Not. Have. Any. More. Pretzels. In. The. House. Ever...
  2. Must stop buying vintage Quality Street tins. Its getting silly now...
  3. Ditto posters. Even ones that are not massive. I do not have enough walls.
  4. Must remember that cleaning CAN be relaxing, de-stressing and CAN involve the whole family.
  5. Maybe I should start delegating the cooking too, for the same reasons.
  6. Will read more books again, even though magazines are easy visual eye candy.*
  7. Will sort my books out so they are grouped properly, instead of bunging new ones into random available spaces.



*Have started John Steinbeck and Robert Capa's 1947 "Russian Journal". Saw some fuss in the press about schools allegedly copping out by setting Steinbeck's mere 6-chapter "Of Mice And Men" to year 10 kids. Michael Gove, Minister for Something To Do With Making Children Cleverer, thinks children should read 50 books a year. That's one a week. Maybe he means short-ish books. I'm not tying either of my kids to chairs to make them "achieve" a novel a week...

10 comments:

Scarlett said...

Lol - great resolutions! Have a very happy new year :o) Scarlett x

Liz said...

Good luck with those! (I'd have no chance of keeping any!)
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Kim said...

Well..good luck with the resolutions..I don't collect tins but what we have in this house is silly..*note the missing christmas tree and why it is missing..hmmm. 50 novels a year...did any child in any time read that many books a year...I doubt. I do love books though and I too stuff them in places that just fit for the minute...till I open the cupboard door! aughhh Happy New Year!♥

Kim said...

Just read your new header..hahaha..I probably would have painted my fish black too since I had Black Mollies.
I was just looking back at your kitchen...I wish I could come visit you...your house has a good feel.♥

Kylie said...

I especially like resolution number four, namely the bit about involving the whole family in cleaning. Ha! That'll be the day!
Just about to start the breakfast dishes ON MY OWN!!!

Wishing you a v. happy new year, full to the brim with lots of sparkle and not too much trash (only the trash-n-treasure kind)
x

trashsparkle said...

Ha ha Scarlett - I'm not aiming very high; need to de-activate my Buy It Now button on ebay I suppose... The book reading is something I want to do - I WILL stop lying on the sofa watching rubbish tv. I also have loads of films I want to see - think I'll start with Elizabeth Taylor's ones. Apart from Cleopatra. Have a fabulous and Happy New Year! x

Liz, they seem to be mostly negative ones - must stop, must not, etc, but I'd rather have flippant ones than ones that I'd fail at. Which I would if I set myself any serious ones! Happy New Year! x

pastcaring said...

Ahh, resolutions! I am pondering what mine might be. Funnily enough I'm thinking of reading more, or rather, better books. Not sure I can do one a week, never mind the kids!
Cleaning relaxing? Fun for all the family? Surely you jest! I admire your optimism though!
Love Curtise xx

trashsparkle said...

Kim - you crack me up! The Lost Tree Of The Laundry Room of Doom! Have visions of books falling on you as you open those cupboard doors. Being minimalists would leave both of us cold and a bit twitchy, wouldn't it!! Are you going to make KRBT... throw away all those broken fairy lights? The shops are selling them half price y'know - he could get a whole load of new ones THAT WORK!
If you're ever in the UK I'll get that kettle on and do the guided tour;) Happy New Year x

trashsparkle said...

Kylie - I'm going to do my best to remember no.4 when I'm swearing at the furniture! I wonder if I've gone wrong not doing a rota of "chores" like a couple of my friends do - I just figure my 12 year old has a hard enough week; 32.5 hrs of school, homework, whereas I work part-time... and the older one would rip a rota up anyway;)
Here's to lots of great finds for you in the Op Shops - and can there possibly be a single other Australia tea-towel that you don't yet own?;)
Happy New Year (belatedly!) x

trashsparkle said...

Hi Curtise - I've tried to be clever by telling the 12 year old one of his resolutions has to be to stop shredding every rolo wrapper, etc, into tiny, tiny pieces and leaving them all over the shagpile. (Rug. I've added that, as I think I've just cottoned onto what shagpile meant... those naughty 70s people) Fat chance of it working though...;) x