Working mom, grad school student, stage mom, and overall insane person blogging about my life as I know it. Expect funny stuff, sad stuff and general rants about my family, my life and my world. I promise it won't be boring! :-)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Another year, another something or other...

Wow, it's hard to believe that it's been a month and a half since I last posted. I have to admit, life has been crazy this past month. Between Beanie's shows, finishing papers for school, spending time with out-of-town family, Christmas (both of them), it's been hard to find five minutes to myself to breathe. But now school is back in for Beanie, mine is going to start again on Tuesday, she's back in theater classes and dance, and things are winding down and settling.


So, in the interest of new year's resolutions and the like, below is my list of things I will do for MYSELF for a change in 2011.

I promise to:

1. Spend more time reading. I will make a date with myself to do so once a week. And not Spongebob Squarepants books, either. They will be read on the sofa with a cup of tea. And a blanket. If I have to put ear buds in my head and listen to classical music while I'm doing it to block out the din of screaming kids, I will do so. I need the mental break.

2. Get rid of my old, raggedy clothes (work, play, etc.) and beef up my wardrobe with nicer things. Thanks to Tim and Kim, I've got a good start! :-) Buying one pair of $60 work pants per month will NOT break me. And if there is a sale at J. Jill, all the better!!!!!

3. I will start saving again. Not having a nest egg to fall back on is hard for me. I don't like to be helpless if something happens to the house/car/whatever.

4. I will upgrade my phone as soon as Cricket gets the iPhone (apparently, it's coming...)

5. I will finally stick to a diet and lose some weight. Although some of my WONDERFUL friends have said that I'm fine the way I am, I'm not fine with me. Blood pressure slowly rising, family history of diabetes, tired all the time...yeah, it's time.

6. I will spend more time with my brother and his family. We only see each other about 4X per year...it needs to be more. They live only 2 hours away from me, and I can make the trip. It just needs to happen...

7. Because my OCD won't let me have 6 as my last point (needs to be 7, LOL!!!) I will pick one last one... hmmm... OKAY I got it... I will wash my car on a regular basis and not wait for the rain to wash it for me...

Okay, folks. There ya have it. My list of things I'm going to do for myself this year. I'll check back with you in, oh, 11 months to see how I'm doing.

My fingers are crossed that I can actually DO all these things. But you never know...