I don’t know what happened in his past to make him so jaded toward resolutions, but I guess my years from now on will be rung in with something called initiatives. So here are mine for the great year o’ 2011.
1. Become a wine connoisseur. My husband is tackling Columbia and the coffee industry, what’s to keep me from the vineyards in Italy? I often heard rumors of the wine tasting classes offered in college, but let’s face it: it was only an elective and no college students have developed a taste for wine anyway. It would have been a complete waste. This New York Times article might be against me, but I’m really thinking (budget allowing, of course) that a once weekly wine and cheese dinner is in store for this year. Artisan cheese shop and fancy Pinot something, here I come.
2. Take more classes. This could be somehow related to number one, though I’m thinking books will have to suffice in the world of vino. This year, I will be introduced to the Creative Arts Center of Dallas, and she and I will become something like soul mates, one class at a time. I’m thinking I’ll start with a refresher in ceramics and move up to the glass blowing class. Except that it requires the use of a direct flame and melted glass, so Kyle will probably make a few calls to get me expelled and save the center from burning down, but whatever. More classes it is.
3. Don’t read the bible in one year. This one sounds terrible, but I have a legitimate reason. I try and accomplish this every year, and I do great until about the tenth of February. Once I get behind, it becomes overwhelming to catch up, so I just stop. Right now, I feel like I’m reading consistently and learning a lot, so why mess with it? Genesis and I are finished with our meet and greets.
4. Figure out what we want our house to look like. And by we I mean I, because Kyle doesn’t really care. Project numero uno is to finish painting the kitchen before the painters tape becomes permanently fused to the woodwork. And there are about a thousand number twos. Oh the things I should have done when I was jobless.
Any suggestions from the crowd?