Domestic Debacle New Years Resolutions


Normally, I have a really hard time (if at all) pinning down a New Years Resolution. And as you can tell, with it being January 9th already, I’m a little behind the ball game.


I think I’m the world’s biggest procrastinator.

But I’m not 100% sure on that.

I’ll get back to you later for sure.

But in all seriousness (for me anyways) I know there are a lot of changes that need to come for 2012. Per the usual, I’ll be getting older. And it seems the older you get- the more stress, responsibilities and domestic duties you’re expected to take on.

I can already tell you, I am not amused.

New Years Domestic Debacle #1:

My husband is convinced he’s going to teach me how to cook.

I’m trying.


The thing is, I’m TERRIFIED of knives. I’m not sure why. Firearms? Fine. Knives? FREAKING SCARY.

This apparently is a major component to cooking. Hence, I don’t partake.

Hubs has found me a “knife skills” class in our area. He thinks this will cure my fear. I see it as a way to hurt myself in front of an audience.

New Years Domestic Debacle #2:

My desk.

Oh, my poor poor desk.

Another procrastination project at its best.

I shove everything in the top drawer.

Out of sight, out of mind, right?


Until I need something.

Then I have to go wading (rubber boots and all) through this:

I’m sad to report that it’s about 11 inches deep. I have no idea what’s on the bottom.

My suspicions: it might be Hoffa.

New Years Domestic Debacle #3:

My email accounts.

Oh. My. Word.

I’m embarrassed.

Humiliated even.

But I figure that if I put it here, I HAVE to be more accountable.

I have 1473 emails in one.


1813 in the other.

I know, I feel for me too.

I’d like to have them cleared out before the end of this year. I don’t know how I’m going to do it, I just know I have to. For my own sanity. I’m sure there are a ton in there that I’ve needed to reply to. And I feel terrible for that. But, if you sent me an email, you’re going to get one back. I will be better at communicating this year! Yes, I put that in BOLD so I will stick to it even more!


I know these are superficial New Years resolutions, but they’re ones I really want to be held accountable for. I know I could always be a better parent, a better wife, a better employee, a better Catholic, a better friend and just a better all-around-person but those aren’t resolutions to me. Those are things I strive for daily, even if I fail miserably at them sometimes.

I have so much new and exciting content for you all this year, and I can already tell, 2012 is going to be awesome.

And I’m going to share it all, right here, with you.

Thanks for being a Domestic Debacle reader. Here’s to a new start- 2012, let’s do this!

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  1. (1.) Karen MaebyJanuary 9th, 2012