I do these every year with great delight; sometimes I even accomplish them. :p Last year was a bit of a bust, largely due to pre- and post-partum depression, but I did do a few of the things on my list. I think we managed to get out for a family outing every month (to a park, the model trains, etc), and I knitted four of my proposed five items; so, you know. Coulda been worse.
This is my current draft of my 2012 resolutions:
-Do/make/buy one thing every week inspired by Pinterest. Someone on MDC got me onto Pinterest, and I'm addicted - but inspiration isn't really inspiration if you don't actually act on it, is it? Some of the projects I like, like a ruffled duvet cover, are quite time-consuming, but there are plenty of minor projects like baking and games with DD to do on my off weeks. (The funny thing is, I don't even have a Pinterest account, because I'm not on Facebook! Oh well, I can bookmark things.)
-Read one Christianity-related book for every other book (or two, might be more realistic) I read. I'm defining that loosely - it can be a commentary, theology, biography, apologetic, devotional, whatever, or even a book of the Bible itself. I love to read, but have gotten woefully behind on educating myself in my faith, and my father has literally thousands of books I can borrow, so there's no excuse!
-Do one thing with DH every week to make us Better People. I've actually already organised this. With DH, I typed up a list of 52 things, cut the list into strips and put them in a jar. We'll pull out one every week. It's a mix of things - "Give someone a batch of homemade ice cream", "Make a kite with DD", "Weed the lawn", that sort of stuff. DH is going along with it, although without great enthusiasm. :p
-We're moving into a new house on January 14. The rent is considerably cheaper. So we're going to put the difference into another account (mine, heh) by automatic payment and pretend it's gone for rent, as a painless way to save. I also got DH to agree that at the end of every month, if we have more than $2000 in the main account, we'll transfer the excess to mine. We've never been good at saving, but hopefully this will help us sock some money away. DH has his own business, so we never quite know when money's coming in, which makes saving tricky.
-I'm also going to attempt a grocery budget, by looking through our grocery bills on the bank statements, figuring out how much we spend a week and then trying to spend, I dunno, $20 or $30 less than that per week. Haven't really gotten onto that yet.
That's about it so far. I have dozens of other ideas, but I'm trying to stay realistic. Amyone else?