Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I'm not one for resolutions. I always fail to accomplish whatever it is I've resolved to do, and that just doesn't bode well for my self-esteem! So I stopped making resolutions.

Anyway, instead of resolutions, I do want to set a couple of goals. I'm posting them here in an effort to keep myself accountable.

1. Lose eighteen pounds. (It sounds better--and, let's face it--easier to accomplish--than twenty, doesn't it?)

2. Regain control of my daily activities, which seem to have been put on hold since welcoming Camden to our home. This means getting in a shower, at least one hot meal and basic chores every day.

3. Get more exercise. Nothing big... just walks with the baby, Wii Fit, and whatever other opportunities present themselves. I'd like to be more active than I am now.

4. Give our savings account a major boost. The money we save will be put toward paying off a chunk of our student debt, or a down payment on a house should the right opportunity present itself.

5. Love my life. Love myself, my family and the life we're creating for ourselves.

I should mention that I'm already doing the last one. I'm really happy with the direction we're headed in, and I don't think there's any doubt that I'm head-over-heels for Ryan and Camden, but a reminder never hurts... does it??


Shara said...

I agree. Goals feel achievable. Resolutions are made to be broken. :) Good luck! Happy new year.

Anonymous said...

We love seeing the pictures of little Camden and hearing how great you are doing. One never can imagine how busy you can stay with a newborn until you've had one. Ryan comes home and asks what you've done all day and you look around and it doesn't look like much......but YOU know you have been busting your butt ALL day!

Heard a segment on NPR this morning and thought of you. It is called A Mother's Memior of a Child She Never Knew. You can listen to it at -

It is about a woman who wrote a book, An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination, after the birth of her second son who made it into this world just fine. Her first son died while still in the womb. It was quite moving.

The reviewer says - In pushing back against the silence that surrounds stillbirth, McCracken will no doubt provide great solace to parents who have suffered similarly. But her book also beautifully does what only literature can. It takes that broken, imperfect imaginary world and gives it a permanent, perfect home.

May 2009 be the best year ever!

Those Housing ladies on the snowy Palouse.

Gretchen said...

Ummm... where *exactly* are those 18 pounds supposed to come off of?? I know you don't have that much pregnancy-weight left on you!! You are a tiny girl...

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