Back-up plan

As I mentioned last week, I'm filling my precious kid-free hours by making plans and setting goals for the new year. This can be a stressful exercise for someone with lofty ambitions, limited time, ample fear, and a newly adopted Omigod I'm 40 and I Gotta Make Something Happen tendency.

But I'm pushing through...armed with the reassurance that if my career as a writer and photographer falls through, I can always manage my kids' wildly successful careers as the next Jackass stars.