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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Well here we are, seven days into the new year. Can you believe it? Neither can I. When I reflect back on my life and remember the good times and the bad, I have to laugh when I think back to the end of the year of 1999. You know when we all thought that the world was going to end when we rolled into 2000. Sierra was one month old, Kayla was almost 3, Tyler was 4 and I remember going to the grocery store in Boise (sometime between Christmas and New Year's) just to buy the normal groceries and the shelves were bare...no milk, eggs, formula, bottled water, canned goods, etc. People were buying gas masks, survival kits, guns, building bomb shelters, etc. Everyone huddled around the TV until the ball dropped just hoping that we would not spontaneously combust or whatever we thought was going to happen to us. What did we really think was going to happen? Ah, good times!
We had a pretty good year in 2008. I did not really make any resolutions last year and therefore did not break any. Yay me! This year I vowed to not make any resolutions but to create some goals for myself and my family. I also decided not to start them right away because January seems to be such a depressing month, I don't want to have any excuses to give up.

Here is my list of goals:

1. Become bikini ready by December. We are planning a trip to Hawaii for Christmas and I don't want to be mistaken for a whale while on the beach. I plan to do this by changing our eating habits and exercising more.

2. Make at least one blog post a week. I am not good at keeping a journal and I find it very therapeutic to blog about the things going on in our little world here in the big city of Casper.

3. Save more and spend less money. I am better at spending than saving money but I really want to go to Hawaii so I am going to start putting money away every week.

4. Graduate in May. I have one class left to take for my associates degree. Then I just have to make a decision on where I want to go from there with my educational journey.

5. Try to be a better, more patient, and understanding mother and let my children live to see 2010. Or even just February! I don't know exactly how I am going to accomplish this one. Maybe with a little more ME time.

2 comments:

Slattery's said...

We need to go to lunch! I am in need of me time too....perhaps if the kids would just go back to school!

VikiViki said...

I love your goals. I wish that I could ever even think of being beach-ready - but I would just go for dropping about 40 pounds! Hope you guys make it to Hawaii. It is a blast there!