Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Years Resolutions and Blah, Blah, Blah.

This is usually the point at which I log on here and talk about how I don't make resolutions for the New Year. Why put something off until January 1st when you are capable of doing it on October 18th. Every year we (as a people) make resolutions, and for the most part we set ourselves up to fail. By March we've quit going to the gym as much, started smoking again, we're hitting the drive thru and have stopped clipping coupons and making out meal plans and grocery lists. This year I'm going to join the masses and hope I don't fail. I'm not going to call them resolutions, these are going to be simple (or not so simple steps) to get our life back on track. These are changes that I have to make, failing in these areas is not an option.

1. Spend more quality time with the girls.
Since having the twins, I feel guilty about 99.5% of the time. I feel like there is never enough of me to go around. When the twins are sleeping, I should be focusing more on Munchkin. Not the laundry or the dishes, same for the twins when the Munchkin is at school. I spend so many days trying to keep my head above water that the time slips away, way faster than I ever intend.

2. Organize and Prioritize
It's time to plan my work, and work my plan. I feel like I'm always frazzled. Leaving the house in a rush everywhere I go. I don't do well when I'm not organized and since the twins arrived, nothing has been organized.

3. Live a Healthier Life
This is another one that has fallen by the wayside. It's absolutely ridiculous the eating patterns we have fallen into the better half of this year. It's been all about convenience. Which, as you all know means SHIT. I will not raise my children on fast food, and doom them to a life of health problems and obesity. We are going back to basics, fruits, vegetables, organic and all natural.

4. "Quality Time" with Hubby (and exercise)
While I think we do pretty good for a family with a wandering 3 year old that has to be locked in her room, and twins that are finally getting into consistent sleep patterns, it can always be better. There can always be more. Since extra time around here is minimal, I will count this towards the working out more often... Cardio at the very least.

So there it is, my list of non-resolutions. I'm not going to promise to spend less money, I need to, but buying diapers, wipes, formula and clothes for 3 rapidly growing children won't get any cheaper in the next year. I'm not going to say that I will use the computer less, because let's face it, I won't. I like to blog, I like to waste time on this little laptop, it's fun and it's my time. The only little bit of mind numbing nothingness that I can afford myself each day. I won't keep a straightened house, and I won't stop saying bad words. Again, I need to, but I won't.

This year, I want to continue growing as a person, I want to continue to work on being open minded to all things, and being honest with myself and others and teaching my girls to do the same.

Happy New Year (bitches!)


Hohni said...

I couldn't stop staying the bad words either. They make me who I am!!! I do keep a very nice mouth on my blog though. Not much for potty mouth on there!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm just going to steal those goals, okay? Those are good.