Oh dear. It’s January 2 and I’m already behind.

I had some rather lofty goals for beginning this year. I wanted to clean and organize the downstairs learning space where the children spend most of their day. (I didn’t.) I wanted to do the same for my teaching space. (I haven’t.) I wanted to rework the daily schedules, rhythms, and routines. (I’m barely started.) I wanted to completely revamp the blog (not done clearly) and have a plan for content every day this month.(I’m trying.) I wanted to be ready for my classes tomorrow (getting there) and have a menu plan (getting there) and place a grocery order (not there yet.) My oldest is leaving to move back to Boston on Monday and I wanted to have some things ready for him. I wanted to choose my watchword for the year and write out some resolutions and create a new planner.

Almost every Broadway musical has what is known as an “I Want” song– that big moment when the main character belts out their deepest heart’s desire. Elphaba wants to be degreenified by the Wizard. Audrey (1) wants to go Somewhere That’s Green. Pippen wants to find his Corner of the Sky and Tevya wonders what life would be like if he was a rich man. If I had an “I Want” song for this week, it would have been all about making a perfect Christmas experience and home for my family.

I wanted to clean the house.