Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Checking in...

So, it seems thinking out my New Years Resolutions was a complete waste of time. Sure, I've taken out my contacts a few times, consumed a small amount more of water, almost finished up one book, spent a little less time on Facebook, and I've read a couple of pages in my Bible. I have cooked dinner for my family a handful of times. I've almost stopped obsessing over Kade's sleeping pattern. Was I too ambitious? No, I don't believe so, but why haven't I followed through with the goals I have?

My birthday is coming up. I'm officially in the last few days of my 20s. I'm not nearly as excited about my birthday as I am Baby K's. He is going to be one in two weeks!?! One!!!!!! Can you believe it? I sure can't! Also, my classes have started up again. I attend school two nights per week. So, in my own defense, I have been really busy lately. (Thus my neglecting to comment on many of your blogs.)

I'm in a rut right now. Have any of you been there? Where you are going through the many obligations and motions of life, and you blink your eyes to find the day completely gone and absolutely nothing accomplished? That's me. I read a quote yesterday that was really inspiring. It was, "Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done." That is also me. I feel like I work hard, but not productively. I'm having a really hard time finishing up the things I start these days. I will begin something, and my mind will drift away to something else that I also need to be doing and I will stop what I'm doing (half finished) and begin the other. I'm also having a really hard time remembering stuff. Just this week, as I was taking a shower, after washing my hair I couldn't remember if I had washed my body. I mean, I think I did, but I washed again to be sure. Crazy, huh?

How are things going for all of you?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Hand Mixer Giveaway!

Go check out this website for a handy kitchen utensil giveaway! I almost bought one of these online, but held off! I think that look so neat, and I can't wait to read her review.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

2010 Resolutions continued...

I thought of some things that needed to be added to my previous list:

-Drink more water! (Have I mentioned my dislike of water before? Usually the only water I get is from the ice in my Pepsi. Sad, yes...but I don't like the way it tastes.)

-Scrapbook at least once per month. Remember my first resolution? To stop procrastinating?!? Well, please don't revoke my Mommy card when I tell you that I haven't even started on Baby K's baby book! *Gasp!* I'm sure you are all shocked! I do want to make a conscience effort to get that started, so Jan 16 I am going to be scrapbooking!

-Find a local bible study that meets on Tues or Thurs since I go to school on Mon and Wed. In addition, I would like to once again attempt to read the Bible from cover to cover in 2010!

-Devote the time I spend on Facebook to being a better wife and mother.

I'm sure there will be more...

*I'm going to trade in one of my resolutions. Mindy convinced me not to focus so much on Baby K sleeping through the night. I've spent so much time lately thinking about this, and I've come to the conclusion that he will only be little once. Yes, it's frustrating. Yes, it's exhausting, but he may very well be the only little one I will ever have, so I am choosing to savor every single, exhausting, frustrating, precious second.

Mindy, by the way, is having an amazing giveaway! Go check it out!

Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 Resolutions

I have been putting off making my New Year's Resolutions. I am horrible at keeping resolutions. I get really excited at first. Then said excitement dwindles lower and lower and lower. So, without further ado, here is what I've come up with to work on for 2010.

1. Stop procrastinating. (How appropriate, huh, given I waited until Jan 4 to come up with a list?)

2. Get my son to sleep through the night. (Score is Baby K - 4, Mommy - Big Fat 0) I will save this for another post so I can tell you what I have tried since my last post.

3. Read 2 or more books per month.

4. Take my contacts out each night. (This is going to be hard as ever for me, since without them I am a blind as a bat and can't even read the alarm clock!)

5. Pick my clothes out for the next day before going to bed, so I will stop staring in my closet for hours waiting on my clothes to dress me. (Again, this is going to be hard!)

6. Clip coupons and bargain shop. (I really want to be one of those people who can buy $500 worth of groceries for $5. I'd even settle for $150 worth of groceries for $100).

7. Try to wake up 10 minutes earlier so I don't feel so rushed in the mornings.

8. Eat out less at work, and eat healthier at home. I will also include that I want to commit to cooking dinner for my husband at least once per week--other than my specialties of corn dogs, tater tots, frozen pizza, or anything microwaveable. Seems doable, right? (I'll be going to school 2 nights, so 1 night seems the most realistic goal for now.)

9. Take the stairs at work instead of the elevator.

10. Most importantly, get back to being active in my church and pick up on the bible study I began in early November, but have postponed because of the holiday rush.

I'm sure this list will expand later, but I'll just leave you with these for now. What are your resolutions?