Wednesday, January 04, 2012
We had a great Christmas. Seriously.
If you're ever having a bah humbug moment, I ask you to share Christmas with a young child and your mind will completely change. I know these years of magic and wonder won't last forever. In fact, I can feel them slipping away from me rather quickly. But for now, we will enjoy every minute of it. We have lots of pictures and I would love to share them with you but I can't because that would require me 1) going out to my car to get my camera and 2) actually bothering to upload the pictures.
For me personally, I made out pretty well. I got a TV for my kitchen, a Keurig, some shoes and cash. I can't complain.
So New Years.
I'm so glad I'm at the age where I don't feel like I have to front about wanting to go out and do something fun on New Year's Eve. Because I don't. We took the kids to a nice (for them) restaurant. If you're friends with Colin on facebook I'm sure you saw his rant about the kid's milk costing $5. After dinner, we came home and put on our jammies and played Monopoly Jr. I lost. Typical.
Some people aren't into New Year's Resolutions and that's ok. I'm not into making a big long list of things I want to accomplish over the year. I just like to have an idea of where I'm going. I decluttered 90% of the house in the past week and that felt amazing. We're in the middle of a bathroom remodel and I'm going to attempt to do some painting techniques that I've never done before so I'm excited about that. But as far as New Year's resolutions go, I'm going to resolve to do the following:
1) Blog more: I'm going to try to blog one or two times a week. I know. You are all dying of anticipation.
2) Drink more water: Sounds simple enough but I have the hardest time staying hydrated. I downloaded an app (yes, I apparently need an electronic device to monitor my water intake) and yesterday, it sent me a notification that I forgot to fill in my water intake for the day. I hadn't forgot. I just hadn't had any water. True story.
3) Get back into a regular exercise routine: Two years ago, I weighed 30 pounds more than I do now. I really haven't blogged much (if at all) about my weight loss. Not because I'm shy but just because it's the same story as everyone else. I was fat. I started exercising regularly and eating healthier and I lost weight. The end. It wasn't a New Year's resolution two years ago. In February of 2010, I went to the doctor for a sinus infection and they weighed me and I about choked to death when I saw what the scale said. I went ahead and gained a few more pounds before I had enough and started exercising. Now that I'm back into single digit clothing sizes, I'd like to stay there. When Cason started school, I envisioned me having so much more time to do things but it hasn't worked out that way. I've really struggled to stay in a consistent exercise routine. But it's just an excuse and I'm dedicated to working five times a week again. Maybe there's an app that can help me.
There you have it. It's nothing earth shattering but it's a few things I want to do to better myself in 2012. What about you? What are you hoping to accomplish this year?