Monday, January 9, 2017

One week in!

One of my other resolutions this year was to cut back on alcohol so I joined this group called One Year No Beer.  Umm...yeah, I've made it a week, but we'll see if I make the first 30-day milestone.

Also on the agenda - bikini body.  It's been a rough week. Down two pounds, and I'm sure I should be thrilled, but damn it, I just want to be thin right now without all that work!

Don't we all?

Anyway, we are fully back into the grind.  Luke is already forgetting his homework. Evie starts back to choir tomorrow. We all have piano lessons today (me included!).  Luke is back in band sectionals.  I had no idea what sectionals were until this year, so hats off to my band friends.  And soccer starts up for George this Thursday (not that we took a break because he continued playing indoor soccer during the break).

I'm exhausted already.  Why do I do this?  Sometimes I think it would be easier if I went back to work and just told the kids they didn't get to participate in activities. After all, other kids do that.  I wonder what the long term effects of non participation are.  I didn't participate in things as a kid. As the youngest of 6 with two working parents, it just wasn't an option.  It wasn't until high school that I got involved - all of my own desire.  No one pushed me to do anything.  I hope my kids will get to that point. Maybe I should stop pushing them so they can find their own motivation.  Thoughts?  I certainly don't have the answers.

Happy week, friends!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

New Year 2017 Cheers!

Life is moving with the speed of the Millennium Falcon.  I think there have been TWO Star Wars movies that were released since I last posted here.  My kids have grown, they've made friends, they've had birthdays, they've complained and laughed, they've traveled.  Its been a crazy year and a half, and here we are. Still happy.  Still working through the daily rigors of childhood.  Still blessed beyond imagination.

So, I'll pick up here in the new year.  I didn't intend for this to be a new year's resolution, but perhaps that is the exact label it needs to light a fire under my ass.  I've missed it. And I've missed you.

So, here I am.  I am home.

Bring it on!

First update:

Happy New Year!  Hope you all are wonderful!  I've made some wonderful resolutions this year and they are really just an all-around effort to be a better person:

1. Get bikini ready - Seriously! I was in Target this weekend and they already had swimsuits out!
2. Read the entire bible.  Utilizing an app called the Bible App to do this.  It requires less than 15 minutes of reading each day.  I'm starting at the beginning and have high hopes for this year.
3.  Write, write, write!  I want to finish that book this year.  This. Is. The. YEAR!!!
4. Reduce my alcohol consumption.  Don't get me wrong; I love drinking, and I really love wine.  Unfortunately, I need a break and I think that will help with Resolution No. 1.
5. Save money and live on a better budget.  To me, this is a lot like dieting. If I'm not counting calories, then I'm going crazy. If I'm not watching my budget, then I'm spending willy nilly.
6. Get the kids to each more fruits and vegetables.  Ugh. This might be the most difficult, but luckily they are finally at an age where it isn't like pulling teeth just to get them to try new foods.
7. Reduce restaurants.  Lordy! We spend sooooo much money on restaurants and it's just plain stupid.  I hate dishes, but I love cooking so at least I'll enjoy half of this new habit.

That's it!  Any resolutions you have to share with me?

No?  No one there? Ha!  I'm sure that's right.  Well, no one may be reading this, but I'll be back soon!