Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year's 2011

I don't often take out the time to write out resolutions. This year I did, but more simply to just have some goals. It's very easy to feel like you are not working towards anything in your own personal life when you are a stay-at-home mom. Very easy. Because your life is your job, your job your life. Housework, kids, laundry - this is not your normal 9 to 5, it all runs together. Sometimes a trip to the bathroom, a shower, or a short drive to the grocery store (when your child is actually miraculously being quiet) can feel like a mini-vacation only because you have time to yourself for once. When life runs this way, "me" gets lost in the shuffle more often than not. Of course, it's all entirely and completely worth every minute to do what I do, but it also makes goals all the more important.

Below are my 2011 Goals. Cory has at least one as well that he'd rather not share, and we are formulating a couple of family ones in regards to our home that aren't concrete yet, but I will share what I have come up with.

*Keep track of Weight Watchers Points online again. Lose that last 10 pounds of baby weight!!
*Bake at least one loaf of bread per week. (Side note: I had originally thought I might bake all the bread for our family from now on in my new amazing bread machine, but Cory's not sure this is an economical idea. Anyone care to weigh in? Have you tried this?)
*(If needed) Eat better while pregnant. (Side note: I am NOT pregnant, nor are we trying right now. This is a "just in case" goal because I really want to be sure I don't just eat anything when I am hungry like I did with Nora.)
*Go to the doctor, speak up, and get my issues sorted out.

*Cory and I have decided that "Every little bit helps." when it comes to making and saving money. I will stick to this.
*Sell something handmade. :)
*Budget better at Christmas.

*Read though the Bible again.
*Be a blessing to those around me.
*Get out of God's way!

*Be more patient with my husband and child.
*Have Nora spend the night at Rachel's house a few times. (Side note: I am terrible about this.)
*Do one thing specifically for Cory alone once per week. Or at least twice per month. :)

*Knit 5-10 things. Give most away as gifts.

We spent this New Year's at one of our neighbor's houses, since that's what we usually do. They had a "bad sweater" competition, but Cory and I are not really "sweater" people. :) Well, I am not. As you can see, Cory "always has a sweater on" . . .

Until next time . . .


Kathy P. said...

I would have been happy to lend you one of my 'bad' sweaters! :0

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

His "sweater" cracks me up.

Good luck with the goals. All very realistic and doable.

I love my bread machine. I don't make all our bread in it, but I love making dough for rolls, pizza crust, etc. I would say you should try it out for a week or two and see how it goes. It's so easy to use, you may just love it. I find homemade loaves very hard to cut super thin and the consistency to be a little different. But, it may just be finding the right recipe.