I just need to post a shout out to my main man (er, my only man): Babe, this past year was exceptional. I hope next year is as good as this last year was. Love you.
Funny thing is 2009 started out a bit rocky, but turned into a fantabulous year.
I’ve never really ever made new years resolutions. Usually, I just hope the year will turn out great. Sometimes it does, and sometimes it doesn’t. I’ve had some shitty years and I’ve had some awesome years. It all balances out in the end, right?
But this last year, I really made self improvements that I am proud of and I love that feeling. So, I decided to start the year fresh, with some more self improvements. You read in a previous post that one of those is to only buy reused, recycled, and homemade for my home and wardrobe, as well as for gifts. I need to stop my insane shopping addiction. Or, rather, I need to be a little more thrifty. So, thrift shops are definitely not out. Also, I am obviously not going to be thrifty on things we need, like food and undies and such. So, that’s my number one resolution.
My second resolution is to take better care of my body. I am going to start a detox next week, and I invite you to follow along. It’s a month long and it isn’t all juice, you can eat food sillies. Just good food. I’m hoping that detox will force me to take note of how my diet needs to change (you know how I like cafeteria food. That’s just absurd for someone who wants to eventually have a farm and join the slow food movement (kidding people, it isn’t ever going to happen. But I like to think about it.) So, ultimately this resolution will lead to me losing that baby weight. Want to know a secret? I gained 70 whopping pounds when I was pregnant and I haven’t even lost half of it. It’s been four years (almost). That’s not okay, I’m getting old, I don’t want it to get harder and harder every year. Now is the time to do it.) Anyhoo, here’s the website you need to follow along: whole living detox
My third, and most important, resolution is to spend more time playing with my kids. The other day, my ds asked me to play bionicles with him. Have you seen those? They’re these really scary looking lego/transformers-like figurines that have set rules for battling. Well, I told my ds let’s do it the old fashioned way and it was so friggin hilarious. I kinda wish I had a video of it to show you my “awwk, you hit my arm, pow pow pow, oh no, aaaaahhhhhh, you got me” impressions of our battle. Now, I can’t get the kid to leave me alone, he wants to battle the bionicles like every five minutes. (note to the weary: of course, we do not use weapons, some of you know how I feel about those! :D)
So, who knows, after/during these successes (I’m hoping), I will be a better person (and mother!) in 2010.
Oh shit! I just wrote 2010. Weird! 2010. Remember when you were younger and you’d say, ‘in 2010 I am going to be 34.’ But who knew I’d be 34, living in the coldest place – practically – on the planet, married to an awesome dude, living in a rad, red walled house, and went from cat lover to dog lover, started baking, knitting, and tending my own garden? Geez, I just know 2010 is gonna rock it!!