Sunday, January 03, 2010

new year

At the beginning of every new year I tend to make a few resolutions.
But this year I've got nothing.
Okay maybe not nothing, but it's just that I feel like I've been making resolutions all year long.
Each week I tend to give myself these mini pep-talks.
Like for example:

Stay healthy- and exercise, eat well and get enough sleep- check.
well that is when I'm not struck down with some unfortunate plague.

Read more watch less television- check.

Be organized and manage my time better- check.

Cultivate and form good solid friendships-check.

Find some babysitters so that Big daddy & I can have more time either alone or together.
Chhh...oh right no check- darn.
Still working on that one.
Who knew it would be so hard to get a sitter during the holidays?

Try to be a better parent- more patient and calm in frustrating situations.
Okay really need to work on this one- big time, especially after the holidays.
See above re: desperate need of a babysitter for some occasional alone time.

Try to embrace more that the city has to offer in the way of arts & entertainment for families- check.

Seize the day and make to most of it- rain or shine- or even when it's 30 below and your eyeballs freeze the second you step out the door.
Try to spend more time outside- even if it's just going for a walk around the neighbourhood after Lulu has gone to bed.
There's something very restorative about walking aimlessly in the dark to clear your head at the end of the day.

Be more Positive- look at the glass as half full and give people the benefit of the doubt- check.
or at least I'd like to think I do most of the time, but there's always room for improvement in this department.

Finally- Be more grateful.
It's so easy to take all the amazing things in my life for granted- so I need to constantly remind myself how good I've got it.
Life is very very good.

So in a nut shell, I just want to continue trying to be a better person, wife and mother and I'm hoping that this decade is as exciting and fortunate as the past 10 years have been for me.

Wishing you much health and happiness in 2010!


Betsy Mae said...

First of all, thank you for your comment.

Yep, we do have alot to be grateful for and sometimes it's hard to remember that.

All the best to you and yours for 2010, it's still so hard for me to accept that it's already 2010!!!??!!! Wow.

Gabriella said...

These are all great resolutions...I'm going to adopt them all for me!!

I just realized too after reading this that a new decade is starting...Wow!!

Mac and Cheese said...

I'm impressed with your check list! Happy New Year!

Denguy said...

"Try to embrace more that the city has to offer in the way of arts & entertainment for families"

Man, I so never do this.

Sarah said...

Being positive, be a better parent and wife, be grateful....
these are mantras I have to recite on a daily basis. Happy New Year!

kittenpie said...

This year for me is all about finding places for things, and getting rid of what doesn't fit, plus figuring out our rhythm as a family of four now. So far, it's been all panicky reacting adn flying by the seats of our collective pants, and it sucks. All that should help clear the rest of the clutter, in heads and so on, I think.