Tuesday, January 6, 2009

10 for Tuesday-Resolutions Aplenty

Okay so you knew it was coming. But I don't know if I can come up with 10. I will try.

1- I resolve to recommit to my diet. I kinda took a little hiatus and it is OBVIOUS.

2- I resolve to start running. My sister wants me to run a 10k with her in September. I don't like to run. This is something I have never done. NEVER. I played goalie in soccer so I wouldn't have to run. (secretly I have always wanted to be able to run. the freedom to just go is very appealing to me.)

3- I resolve to use my gym membership for the last few weeks I have it. Basically it became a glorified swimming pass. I did use the machines a little but we swam a lot more.

4- I resolve to practice what I preach. For example I tell my kids not to say certain words (shut up, I hate you, things like that) and then I turn around and yell the shut up phrase at them when they won't. I know. You can say it. Hypocrite.

5- I resolve to keep in touch better. Being with Ryan's family these past few weeks have made me realize that I don't have to be in the same city as them to get to know them better. Email, photos, snail mail even are great ways to stay connected. We never had a problem keeping up with my family when we lived in Colorado so I just need to be more focused on it.

6- I resolve to do the dishes everyday. I know duh, but it is a hard one for me. I actually have been working on this one for a few months now. It is a work in progress but I am doing much better at it. As Ryan would say, a dishwasher is a marriage saver. Too bad we have NEVER had one. Our life might have been easier up to this point.

7- I resolve to be more creative in my interactions with my children. Again something I have already been working on for a few months, but still need a lot of work: ie. less TV and computer games, more cooking and crafting.

8- I resolve to do my visiting teaching every month. My partner is great! We have had a pretty good track record, until she had a baby in April and then I had one in September. As far as I know, that should not be a problem this year. Not to mention the people we visit are wonderful and have very flexible schedules. That makes it much easier!

9- I resolve to organize my life. This is also an ongoing project that needs a little more focus this year. With 6 people in a 3 bedroom house we need to de-clutter because we are on top of each other CONSTANTLY. Mostly I just need to get rid of half of things we own.

10- I resolve to kiss Ryan every day. I know sounds silly, but he leaves early and the morning is crazy. We don't always go to sleep at the same time--usually because I fall asleep feeding the baby or he falls asleep watching TV. It is just one of those things I am making a conscious effort to do every day to let him know I love him dearly!


Amber M said...

I love New Years. It's a good time to start over fresh. It's good to see you guys are doing good. We miss you and the kids so much. Hope everything is well with you guys.

Sandi said...

Yeah, thanks for giving me the baby excuse. I'm gonna go with that.

sunnie said...

Good luck with the resolutions, they sound hard to me! Especially the running. I can run a 5K on the treadmill, but don't dare try for longer; I think you have inspired me to atleast try.

Jenn Walker said...

Hey! Nice resolutions! I read your note on my blog. I am definitely glad that I don't have to drive I80 again for awhile. Your little guy is adorable!

andrea said...

great resolutions! you have 10 more than i do. i'm anti-resolution, mostly because i'm anti-setting-myself-up-for-failure.

resolutions + me = misery

so there you have it. keep us posted on what you do!

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