Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Ends and Beginnings

Personally i'd rather get an extra paid vacation day on Christmas eve or the day after Christmas than New Years day. I mean, we don't get a day off on the first of every month, so ok, i know my logic is flawed. anyway. New years parties are only for teenagers, single people, and drunks anyway. Not for hip moms like me. Sigh...

So i'm resolving again. That's what you do at the end of the year right? So here are mine. They are pretty reasonable i think. I like hearing about other people's resolutions too, for some reason it motivates me to know that others are working towards some goals as well. So please, post your resolutions here too!!!

  • Start having Family Home Evening (this will probably happen on Sundays instead of Mondays because of work and basketball and such, but i'm feeling a serious need for some family time without any outside distraction)
  • Work on my thoughtfulness (this mostly fits into the "charity" category, but it basically entails being a little less self-centered and take opportunities to NOTICE and REMEMBER things about other people. We're talking baby steps here. I have a long way to go on this one)
  • Give up Soda (hey I did it for 2 1/2 years in high school, I can do it again. Piece of cake.)
  • Write at least ONE PAGE of fiction a day. (this will be hard, but worth it. Mostly i'm going to try to start the much hyped "novel" that's been rattling around in my brain over the past year. But this one is a necessity. There is no point considering myself a writer if i don't write. Right?)
Ok there they are. Like i said, please post your New Year resolutions too, either here or on your own Blogs.

Also I think Astoria is left handed. Weird, but awesome. I always wished i was left handed. And that isn't one of those "when i was little" wishes. I still wish i was left handed, or at the least ambidextrous. I'd like to use both halves of my brain in a more balanced fashion i think.

Speaking of Lefties, last night Elliot had socks (as puppets) on her hands and named them Lefty and Barbara. She would put one on her hand and say "Oh no! Where's Barbara?". Yeah, you don't have to tell me, i know. My kids are basically awesome.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Christmas Letter

I'm going to send out my Christmas letter today. This is a big deal. Seriously. I didn't send out thank you cards for my wedding, and i always forget people's birthdays, and i know it is december 30th and Christmas is well, you know, over. Nevertheless i'm going to do it this year. I have all my little cards addressed and sealed and all i have to do is go to the post office. it shouldn't be that hard right? sigh... we'll see.

Stori slept the entire night in her OWN bed last night! it was magical.

Monday, December 29, 2008

This Family . . .

Not to be outdone by my sisters-in-law, I'm jumping on the family blog bandwagon. Blair would probably say I've been all about bandwagons as of late. This is not the case. I liked Vampire Weekend the minute i heard them, popularity had nothing to do with it. Anyway, I've never been super good at journals, and i can't promise that I will be any better at blogging, but for the sake of those who care, I'll give it my best shot.