the secret lives of prothros.

January 4, 2010


Filed under: Uncategorized — prothro @ 11:12 pm

I can’t lie. I love resolutions. I’m sure that it is part of the list-maker in me. Every year I make tons of resolutions. For the past two years, I also made a list of 100 things I wanted to accomplish or experience during the year. Every new year, I revamp the list, leaving things I still wanted to do, adding new things and cutting off the things that aren’t exciting enough to keep around.

Here is a sample of things I didn’t get around to in 2009 that will transfer to my 2010 list.

  • Print a cookbook
  • Make my own infused vodka
  • Work at Habitat with Evan
  • Sew Molly a dog bed
  • Kitesurfing

As far as general resolutions go, I learned that the average American only keeps their resolutions until Feb. 17th.

Rather than get discouraged I decided to adjust my resolutions accordingly by making a few that I only intend to keep for a month or so. That list includes:

  • Not going out to eat during January (save the $)
  • Working on house projects one day each weekend.

My grander ambition goals, to be kept for at least a year, include:

  • Waking up an hour earlier (Kill me now. Seriously though, Evan and I get to sleep until 8:30 most days and though we love our sleep we would both be happier waking up earlier to have breakfast and extra time together to start our day. Or so we think!)
  • Being more active
  • I might throw eating less ice cream on the list. No, wait. No. Not going to happen
  • Eating more ice cream!

I’ve now made sure there’s at least one resolution I’m sure to keep.

I hope you’re making some great resolutions this year. Here is a great post from Matt that sums up most of my feelings on the subject.

And since posts are better with pictures, here are some of Cody “Baby Bear” Trant (yes, even more Colorado pictures are still to come):



  1. Thanks for the perspective. good luck with that ice cream thing, let me know if u need any help knockin it out.

    Comment by Beardo — January 5, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

  2. I can help you out with the Vodka part. You did mean distill your own right?

    Comment by Brad — January 5, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

  3. […] lovely Julie Prothro, if you haven’t found out by now, has become obsessed with New Year’s resolutions. I secretly think its because hers are so good. She asked me several times what mine were, and I […]

    Pingback by coasting « The Great American Bearden Family Blog — January 5, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

  4. I like the “eat more ice cream” resolution. That one is a keeper!!!!! So are you….

    Comment by Tom — January 6, 2010 @ 12:17 pm

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