I hope Christmas was a happy time for you, restful and homey and comforting and loving. I love getting together with family and laughing and eating. In fact, I still have two more Christmases to go through before everything’s said and done! Our little family opened up presents on Christmas Eve since Luke had to work Christmas and I was not getting up at 4 am just to open presents and have crabby kids for the rest of the day. Titus scored with a Hot Wheels track (he was so very excited), Ethan and Caleb each came away with a pair of skis, I got some much needed dishes (gotta love stoneware) and I managed to surprise Luke with a Blackberry. It’s always so much fun to watch people open their gifts.
Now it is on to the New Year. And with a New Year comes resolutions. Yes, those things that I say I will do and then don’t. But this year I’m keeping them! Really! And if I don’t, I officially give you permission to bug me about it. But not too much, because I have a guilt complex to start with.
1. Lose weight. I know, cliche of all cliches, but something needs to be done. I’ve gained 4 pounds a year since I’ve been married. I’ve been married 12 years. Not good. Not only is it not healthy, but I need to be able to keep up to these energy-filled children that have come along since then. Last year was looking good after I started the marathon training but the shin splints and knees knocked me out and kept me on the sidelines. I’m pretty sure there is some statistic that tells you 99.99% of those start this at the beginning of the New Year fail, but I’m willing to take my chances.
2. Learn how to use my camera better. All the photos I took during Christmas – fuzzy. Soooo frustrating.
3. Get my housework done in the morning. Why oh why is that so hard? And yet it is.
4. Finish at least one project a month, whether it be knitting or sewing related. I don’t know why, but that seems to make me feel good.
OK, that’s it. I think it is probably enough. Do you do resolutions? Or am I the only sucker trying to turn my life upside down and inside out?