This year I thought I would take a different approach. Why set my standards so high? By lowering the bar and becoming an underachiever, I am sure to increase my self-confidence by leaps and bounds. And so, in 2009, I have decided that I will only have one goal...to be a bit more creative each and every day of my life.
Creativity comes in many forms. Just yesterday I did my best to come up with a creative excuse as to why I didn't need to do the laundry. Today, I have a different focus. Since I decided to pass on the exercising resolution, I am in search of a creative use for the elliptical machine that is taking up way too much room in our garage.
Giancarlo and I put our heads together this morning and this is what we came up with:
A place for Mama's plants. Perhaps Giancarlo and I could get really industrious tomorrow and build some sort of enclosure around the plants. We'll call it our "greenhouse."
An indoor jungle-gym. On rainy days, we no longer have to construct forts and find ways to occupy our time. We'll just head out to the garage.
This may be my favorite idea. Why pack up the Christmas lights? People are always talking about how it is important to let the spirit of Christmas live in your heart all year through. Now we can do just that. (Side-note: After putting the Christmas lights up, Giancarlo wanted to sit next to the elliptical machine and have some quiet time.)
And Giancarlo's favorite, a ramp for Mater and his other race cars.
We left the ramp up so that we can show Dad when he gets home from work tonight.