They Say We Need a Resolution

So long, Year of the Tap!
Well, you know. We all want to change the world.

My favorite time to talk about New Year's Resolutions is when everyone is so sick of them that they want to take those shiny fresh-start sentiments and ram them up the other end of one of those obnoxious noisemakers.


My husband and I don't really do resolutions. We do themes and we put a special focus on things. Last year, we very wisely and very maturely decided that 2012 would be the Year of Spinal Tap. (The fictional band, not the medical procedure.) Because you know, that's practically helpful.

We had an absolute blast pulling up to video shoots and singing "Folks lend a hand in a...". We definitely analogized the heck out of "turning it up to eleven". I think all of our friends will want to strangle us if we use Nigel's British accent ONE-single-solitary-more-God-blessed-time. But at the end of December, we were driving to work one day and we kind of looked at each other and went, "Hey, maybe this year we shouldn't base the entire theme of our year around a once-successful rock band that slowly self-destructs. Just a thought."

With that, we bid our Year of Spinal Tap adieu and re-adopted the idea of a more basic theme. Separately, we thought about our nominations. When I asked him what he had been thinking, he said, "Get On It". Which is funny, because mine was, "Make It Happen".

Like everyone else, I've already started with my calorie-counting and my healthier eating and my attempts to banish inner-negativity. Yes, I'll be re-arranging our home office (again) trying to keep the house more clean and reading more often and pledging to spend more time with the people I love.

But "Make It Happen" is in effect too. If it's not a part of "making it happen", then I'm not doing it.

What's your theme for 2013?