Remember last spring when I had all that energy and I was changing things and setting a nice dinner table and cutting the boys back on video/tv… etc.? Well, I really felt like I had things together and headed in a good direction. And then the summer came and I had great intentions but that all went out the door. One reason was we traveled so much. It is hard to keep things orderly and in somewhat of a schedule when you pack up and go every other week. And then a big work project came up that I wasn’t expecting and it pretty much overtook all my mental energy through November. And then there’s the whole pregnancy thing…
To make a long story short, I feel very unbalanced. I hate feeling like that. I like the new year because it gives one a chance to really feel anew. And it happens to be coming at the perfect time right now because I really feel like I am off track big time.
I got my new Creating Keepsakes magazine and really felt like I wanted to scrapbook again. I don’t actually know what that means because I haven’t scrapped for myself since the year 2000. I don’t even know if I can do something that I don’t intend to get published or need to use in EK’s booth or whatever. But I really feel like I just want to play with my stuff. I also want to weed out my stuff. I do that all the time but now that I am not on a magazine team or anything like that, I really want to just keep the stuff I love. And then I actually want to make stuff. Maybe a journal type book that goes along with my blog or something.
Three years ago I decided to start running and was pretty good at five days a week/2 miles a day. But at the beginning of this pregnancy all energy was drained right out of me. I actually tried to revive it by walking my run… I made it 1/4 mile and had to return. And not only that but as soon as I got home I took a 2 1/2 hour nap. It totally knocked me out. So I have been kind of afraid to get back into excersizing. But starting Monday, I am going to do my yoga tape and use the bike and even try getting out to walk our dog a few times a week. I hate not doing something active. It is depressing.
I also want to start eating better. We have eaten so much take out in the last three months. I try to do take out from restaurants but still… I just need to get a little organized and put some energy into the whole meal thing. I know what I want to do and it is just a matter of doing it and kind of rountin-izing it.
And last, although I am sure there is more but last is organize my house. I do a big clean out every few years… like very drawer and cabinet type of thing. But things are a little out of control right now. I just hate drawers stuffed with whatever. And that is the state of many drawers right now. It is just annoying to me. So basically, my whole house annoys me. I reallly am going to concentrate on simplifying things. There is a lot I want to accomplish before the baby arrives so that gives me a little over six months. I really hope I can do it.
That about sums up my resolutions. And hopefully I will be better at keeping up at this blog. I really do like it… it keeps me thinking about my day, what we do…. kind of keeps me on track. I feel more responsible for our daily actions. I don’t even write our daily actions down but for some reason I just feel more aware of what goes on. Maybe it is thinking about what is newsworthy.
I hope you all have a great 2006! I am really looking forward to each and every day of this new year:)
PS… I don’t know what happened to me sending out our christmas cards but I only sent them to one of my address files. Missed my whole family. So here is our card in all its glory. It is quite cute printed up:)