Well, it wouldn’t be a proper New Year without a resolution. In years past, I’ve tried multiple angles on the Resolution: one simple thing (last year’s resolution to brush my teeth more), one obvious thing (losing weight, multiple years), or a combination thereof.

This year, I’m trying a new angle: a to-do list categorized under one broad idea. The theme for 2005 is “Preparing For The ‘Mom Thing.'”

Not about my Mom. Like, about me being one. Scary, eh?

So, the way I figure, I need to kick up the responsibility factor a notch if I’m ever going to be responsible for another human being. That, and to keep Aaron from eventually kicking me in the teeth with frustration. It would happen, I’m sure.

This could obviously take on several discrete tasks. The main ones I’m thinking of are:

  • Lose 20 more pounds or 2 more dress sizes by Autumn 2005
  • Find and see a local doctor (general practicioner / family doctor) and a girlie doctor (aka an OB/GYN)
  • Unpack my boxes of keepsakes and scrapbooking items currently taking up space in the small bedroom
  • Brush my teeth more often, with the prescribed Tooth Maintenance™
  • Be punctual (leave for work on time, arrive on time)
  • Be more domestic, in terms of cleaning house

The list in my head is more detailed, true, but there are some things that aren’t for public consumption. I’m sure you don’t need to hear all the gory details about my potential exercise routines or my regime of Tooth Maintenance™ (although Amy knows all about that, and so does Aaron).

So, yeah. I need to do some self-improvement, as per usual. Maybe if I focus on preparing myself to be a better caregiver—no, say it: to be Someone’s Mommy—then maybe that will give me the impetus to be a better person now.