Monday, December 31, 2012
The year is over, thank goodness!
Last New Year's Eve was one of lots of unknowns - where and if my husband would get a job. Would we be able to move and if so, what would the house look like. The idea of where we would move never crossed our minds, yet we moved to a completely different town (so much better) where we could afford a better house. Best decision ever!
Reading last year's post, I was reminded of the things I hoped would happen...
--I started out the year with a 5K
--My husband got a great job
--My daughter stopped wearing pull-ups at night and she did learn to swim
--The binkie fairy came on my son's 3rd birthday and we haven't had much of a fuss; he became pee day-trained in October - we are working on the pooping and the night training - he says it will happen on his 4th birthday; and we are 90% sure he is right-handed, not left-handed like we originally though
--We did make it to Storyland, and New Hampshire, and Vermont, and Florida
And things that didn't...
-Obviously our health took a big turn for the worse, in terms of lack of exercise and gaining weight. Though my husband did quit smoking - it's been almost 7 months!
--We didn't eat healthier or cleaner and definitely not less, which resulted in a 22+ weight gain for me (on top of the huge gain in 2011) which leaves me at 15 lb above my highest non-pregnancy weight
--I moved for the first 1 month, 5 days, and then the rest of the year was dedicated to physically moving our house.
--Patience did not happen either - mainly due to the move - I just don't do well when I don't have control of my environment or when it is a new environment
--We weren't really wise with our money either - we spent a lot on house stuff and had extra money left over which we didn't save as much as we could have
--And finally, not all of our family continued to have their health - shortly after the New Year my mother-in-law was diagnosed with lung cancer and while she was fighting that, she passed from a different, agressive form of cancer in November.
I don't like to call them resolutions - more like guidelines, or goals
--Live life - no moving, no vacations to plan, no research of things - play with the toys and games we have; craft crafts with all the stuff we have; make the recipes I've cut out; watch the movies I love; play outside; playside; go camping; explore the woods; take day trips; take weekend trips - just be!
--Less time on-line
--Eat healthy, less, more variety
--Move my body - inside, outside, for fun
--Live on a budget
--Have more patience with my kids and my husband
--Pray we don't lose another parent this year
--Blog a lot more - I barely made 40 posts this year! I want to make at least 250-300!