Ok, new me.
Every year I swear I will not make resolutions.? Resolutions are made to be broken.? How many times have you said, “this year my new year’s resolution is to go to the gym every day and eat nothing but broccoli.”?? Then somewhere around January 2nd you find yourself sitting in front of the TV, watching Dancing with the Stars eating a cheeseburger.? Hey, you’re watching someone else exercise, that counts right?? See what I mean.? The only time I ever “resolve” to do anything is during Lent.? 40 days.? 40 days I can handle.? 365… I don’t have the attention span for that.? And heaven forbid it be a leap year.? Never gonna happen my friend.? That one extra day would totally put me over the edge.
So I don’t make resolutions.? However, I like to start the year off with a clean slate.? Make some changes in life.? Look forward and forget about all the shit that happened in the past year.? Hopefully this year will be better than the last, and last year was pretty good for us.
In 2008 you get a new Life of Elle logo.? See up there!? I like it too.? No changes to the site layout yet.? Oddly, I’m still happy with the basic layout I have.? It’s versatile and easy to update.? You will still get a new look each month.? I can’t stare at one color for more than a month.? And think about it, you only look at it for 1 month.? I look at it for 2.? I design the coming month’s graphics at the beginning of the preceding month.? That way I can tweak it to look just right.? I’m just not telling where I hide the design so you can sneak a peek.
There is also a new feature.? “What’s on the Calendar.”? Under pages over there <—————.? Not only do you get to see what we are having for dinner, you get to see what I do during the week.? Now this isn’t ever minute detail.? It is the major things I have going on.? Again, this is something to keep the trusty husband up to speed on what the boy and I have planned.? It is also to show my mother that I really am as busy as I say I am.
I am also going to try to spend a little less time in front of the computer and a little more time starting project “Get all of this shit out of my house.”? I am a huge pack rat and the stuff is making me feel like I am suffocating.? I am starting today with the boy’s bedroom.? I already went through his clothing, and will be filling my 6th giant Rubbermaid container with clothes that don’t fit.? Next it to tackle the actual closet and then *gasp* his toy box.? Heaven help me when he figures out what I’m doing.? Notice I say when and not if.
A Happy New Year to you all and may your new year be full of great things to come.
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