I don't usually make New Year's Resolutions. I am more about making gradual changes that progress me towards a goal. But this year I thought of one.
And the more I thought about it the more I knew that this was a change I needed to make. That this was something I could do and should do.
And so on New Year's eve I went to the library and paid all my fines and resolved that this year I would not have any Library fines.
That probably meant that I wouldn't let my kids check out any DVD's (even though our library here is as good as Redbox) -- since you get the movies for 2 nights and then the fine is $1 a day.
That also meant that I was going to login and check the accounts a little more often.
And I stuck to it . . . until the kids found a movie they really wanted.
And then I remembered to go online and renew it (at 11:50 p.m.) so that I wouldn't have a late fee. And then I found out that someone had the movie on hold so I couldn't renew it. So I got in the car early the next morning to get that movie returned in the box before the library opened. Whew! I made it.
But then, just when I thought things were going well.
We returned a CD without the paper insert (and the library didn't count it as returned since it wasn't complete) and I didn't renew it since I thought I had returned it and at the same time Adam pulled this book out of his bag, because he wanted to read it some more. . . and just like that . . .
I owe 20 cents.