Happy New Year! It's the third today, so I realize I am late in my posting a Happy New Year blog. We had off work Monday and Tuesday and I have no patience for the dial-up computer at home. Plus, my 18-month-old would have had to plunk away on the keyboard, making this blog unreadable! I can't seem to find time to work on things like my blog or digital photos except for when I am at work typically. Yesterday was no exception, we had to take both of the kitties to the vet for an annual exam, which I asked about because they had an exam last June/July and vaccines. Well, now they recommend this exam in addition to that one as preventative care. PLUS, while we were there they tried selling us a $149 exam/bloodwork, etc. since the kitties are now considered "elderly" at the age of 8! I happen to think that's outrageous, my husband agrees, we decided to skip that one and hope for the best. I just find it difficult to spend that kind of money when they seem quite healthy and happy. Please don't think I'm insenstive or that I don't love my kitties.
Anyway, back at work today, I'm finding it difficult to keep straight which day it is...feels like a Monday and I'd rather be curled up napping like Cosmo & Coco did after their vet appointments! I'll be glad to get back into a normal 5-day work week as strange as that sounds. I will really feel like it's a new year when Monday finally rolls around...I think. Right now I can't stop typing 12 for december when I'm entering students in a database, and keep typing 06 instead of 07...Grrr!
As far as resolutions go, I normally kind of think up something in my head, don't really tell anyone since it normally falls by the wayside a few weeks later and it almost always involves losing weight, exercising more, blah blah blah. I've decided I will have more success if I don't make it a resolution! I already started down that path roughly 2 months ago after a doctor's visit led to a referral to another one who did and upper GI, I already knew I had acid reflux, was put on Nexium and the GI revealed Barrett's Esophagus, a pre-cancerous condition that my mom also has. I took it pretty seriously, knew already I needed to lose weight and exercise but this doc just kind of put things in perspective better or motivated me more than normal for some reason...so I joined Curves, which I LOVE by the way and gave up french fries (other than a few off my husband's plate from time to time or curry chips from Duke of Devon in Sheboygan), switched to diet soda, try not to eat late, try to eat less sweets (hardest part), and eat smaller portions...that kind of stuff. So far, so good, I've dropped about 15 pounds after starting off losing about 20, putting on a few more during the holidays and just this last week getting back on track now that mom's fudge and cookies and all the goodies are gone. That's the great stuff you only get once a year that I have a hard time avoiding! Moderation is key in that case!
So, back to resolutions...I told you there would be ramblings...I have decided to make kind of an all-encompassing resolution to keep up with housework better, (not just rely on my "stay-at-home-daddy" husband to do everything), appreciate my husband more and spend more time as a couple (easy to get so involved with our daughter that we don't take time alone as a couple), attend church more often (get over fear that daughter will not sit still/make noise/annoy the older church-goers)...that pretty much sums it up I think...and I want to keep up this blog!
Happy New Year!