Sunday, February 07, 2010

He's a handful.

I've posted this on Facebook, but I thouht I'd share it here too. We've been struggling with bedtimes with Jack lately. He'll play until 11 or 12 if he can lately. Thursday night he was in our room. Asleep by 10:00. Or so I thought. About 10:30, I heard him calling me. I tried to get in the bedroom, but he had locked the door. I got the door unlocked, and then found him. Needless to say, he hadn't been sleeping. He had found an old dictation tape that he pulled all the tape out. The tape was everywhere. He also found a brand new Costco sized bottle of conditioner. Apparently his hair needed a little conditioning. Like a quarter of the bottle.

He was so proud of himself. I was laughing so hard I was crying. Daddy didn't find it so amusing. But it was so cute I couldn't be mad. I sure do love this boy!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Updates on the New Years' Resolutions

I'm trying to hold myself accountable for "the list" I made last week. So, with that, an update on how I've been doing this past week.

I've been to yoga twice so far. The first class kicked up butt. I've flossed every night except last night (but in my defense, I was on call and didn't get home until this morning). I've resisted the urge to join the Blue Moon sock club again (this one is killing me). I started a scarf from a unfinished shawl that I frogged. I had started the shawl when Catie was a baby. It wasn't looking good for the shawl, so I'm putting the yarn to better use. I have 2 bags of stuff to take to the thrift store in the back of my car. I've hauled one load to recycling so far. Not a bad week, I'd say.

I just need to keep this up. One other thing I should have resolved...quit spending so much time online. I blew about 3 hours today just surfing. I need to spend less time looking and more time actually doing.

And with that, I'm off to bed...nighty night all.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Bring on 2010. As usual, with the hope of new beginnings, I feel the need to set some goals for the next year. So, here goes. My New Years Resolutions. There's quite a few of them. Some of them are works already in progress. Some of them are ones that I won't officially start until later this year (gardening, etc). So, for your viewing pleasure:

1. Continue to lose weight. 40 # down so far...another 60 to go. I think another 40 this year is a reasonable goal.
2. Declutter room by room
3. Pay down debt--specifically pay off the 4 wheeler and pay off at least one credit card.
4. Knit exclusively from the stash.
5. No new yarn. None. Zippo. Not even when we go on vacations.
6. Read 85 books this year. I read 75 in 2009. I think I can do it.
7. Get back into yoga. It helps with my aches and pains, as well as great for stress relief.
8. Be more patient, especially with George and the kids.
9. Floss...every night.
10.Stick to the budget.
11. Finish Catie's quilt that I started months ago.
12. Set aside at least 3 nights a month for family game nights.
13. Don't let paperwork stack up at the office.
14. Keep up on filing at home.
15. Recycle more. Since moving out to Homedale, we've been terrible about this. We will have to haul stuff to Caldwell, but it's not like I don't go there most every day for work.
16. Grow even more food this year (plant and animal).
17. Can and preserve more food.
18. Begin to set up a formal food storage system. I'd like to start by having a couple of weeks worth of food on hand, with the goal of a 3-6 month supply.
19. Compost---vermicomposting and regular. Again, we had a compost pile in Caldwell, but haven't started one here yet. And I've wanted a worm bin for a couple of years. I finally have G talked into it!
20. Start holiday and other gift knitting sooner, so I'm not in such a rush.
21. Spin more.
22. Strive to live a more simple and authentic life.

So, with basic goals for the year. Really, my overall life goals. Something to strive for, at the very least. Happy new year, all!