Saturday, January 3, 2009

New Years's Resolutions

Happy New Year Everyone!!

Can I just say that I so so enjoyed my week off from the computer. I tweaked my blog here or there but for the most part I stayed away. And I missed you, but I also got so much done around the house. I actually cleaned up the downstairs one day. Wow! I know...

I have not done New Year's resolutions in years! But I feel since I have this blog now that I have all my readers to hold me accountable. So here goes...

1) I will become a better blog reader.
~What this entails is several things. I will decrease the number of blogs I read on a daily basis. Sucks, I know, but there are so many blogs I read that I do not even know the person. I have just followed along just to follow along, you know? I skim their blogs and never even comment. Having said this...I will comment more on the few blogs I read.

2) I will focus on getting this house decorated and in functioning order.
~I have a love/hate relationship with this house. I love it because it is ours, mine and Gary's, it is our sanctuary and the place our love has grown. I, however, do not care for the layout of the house. It is not a family style of layout AT ALL. I also do not care for the colors of the floor, walls, outside paint, I could just go on and on. But I won't because I am going to be better! I will work with what I have and change what I can about it to help it to function better for our family. This includes organizing, decluttering, and cleaning. To help me stay on target I am including 50 things I want to accomplish this year on my sidebar. I will cross them off as I do them. I got this idea from one of my favorite bloggers, Tonya. This also includes doing more around the house on a daily basis; vaccuming, mopping, cleaning the bathrooms, laundry, dishes, picking up toys, oh the list goes on and on.

3) I will not spend money on frivolous things just to spend money. Before every purchase I will think about how it will help with the functioning of our home.
~I have a slight addiction to shopping. It has gotten better, but I know I need to rein it in even more. I am great at saving us money on groceries, but it is the little trips to Target and Wal-mart that add up; $50 here and $60 there on things that really don't add anything but clutter to our lives. This has to stop.

4) I will eat more fruit and drink more water. I will make it a goal to take care of myself and my body.
~I think this is a given. We all say we will do this. We got a Wii Fit for Christmas and it really does help to focus us on our goals. I have got to do something about my weight and it so begins now. Think Thin Thursday will go on! This also includes other things such as doing my daily skin care routine, getting my hair cut, and other things that make me feel more like a human.

5) I will play more educational games with the twins.
~I have to admit these past 6 months have been little more than surviving. I play with them, sure, but not as focused as I need to be. I need to do more activities that use their little brains!

6) Keep my Inbox clean
~This means keeping it under 100 message to look through, delete, and file.

So there they are...Wish me luck!

I am also going to do more of little snippit posts of the kids instead of one big one on Fridays. I have more time to do a quick post than a marathon one. It takes me most of my day on Friday to do that post, so look for more posts during the week.

And one more thing...I am so bummed to see that most everyone does not see my super cute signature. I plan on rectifying that soon. But until then...



Amy said...

I love your resolutions! I also need to work on decorating our house. I want to paint and get rugs and so on and so forth. Good luck this year. We will be here to root you on! :o)

Suzanne said...

A slight addiction to shopping?

tbonegrl said...

WOW! Great resolutions! I really need to lose weight too. I refuse to make a "resolution" per se but need to do something!

Annie said...

I like your resolutions. I hope all your new year's resolutions come true this year.

monica said...

I love your resolutions...and good luck. The decorating the house thins is a good one. One I should try to do but just isn't my fortay. I also like the top 50 things on the side of your blog that to get done in 2009...what a great way to keep track of things to be done!!

Linda said...

Great goals Sara! Hope you're doing well with them so far!