Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The twelve days of New Years!

My idea here is to see how I am doing with the new year and see if there are any adjustments I need to make. Anyone who would like to join in with this I would love to have you comment with links to your twelve. :)

My "Goals" of 2009

#1: Eat the way I know is healthy. We are doing well. I made it 9 days without any fast food at all. Then we went on a field trip, and I hadn't planned to have Don come along. The kids and I could have eaten whatever was in the fridge... but my husband is my main fast food obstacle. But I sure wasn't going to say he couldn't go because I hadn't picked up things for him at the store. So we ate out that day... and we had Taco Time one night as well when we went to the movies. If I could have cut that one Arches experience, then I would have been happy with the twelve.

#2: Continue to not drink coffee. Three cups of decaf on my gift card I got for Christmas. It is working well. I did end up picking up some Oregon Chai. I haven't drank it yet, but I know I love the stuff... so that should help with anytime after my GC runs out. ;)

#3: Get back onto some sort of debt reduction plan. This one already sucks. lol! The first check of the year was a 'free' check (every other week paydays). We put some on debt... but some went to the horrible hair, and some went to camera stuff that got broken and some went to get the insides of the toilet I spent the day on... I guess it isn't awful. None of those are terribly unreasonable.... but none are great.

#4: Feel more pulled together. I have been taking a shower each morning. I have been making menu's and chore lists and things have been keeping reasonably clean. I have even done a bit of crafting, which I haven't done in ages. So I think this one is doing well.

#5: Maintain rituals. I think this and #4 are very linked. On days when I am 'on', I remember all the little things that make life run smoothly. On the days when I feel like I want to cry my eyes out cuz I just dyed my hair orange... not so much. ;)

#6: Become at peace with my homeschool style. This is going great! I really feel like we have hit a stride. Alex wrote his first research paper and it turned out pretty darn well! I was really proud of him. And I didn't schedule anything on top of that. Just write and write well. It has taken me a long time to realise my son is not the natural writer I am. I, of course, had an English Prof for a dad... so that helped too. Alex hasn't had that... so I have been able to be way more patient, WAY more understanding, and way more helpful when I don't have to worry whether or not he is getting math work done that day too. Much more peaceful.


1 comment

Katie said...

Love your goals!!!!!! I also want to do #4 & 5 :)

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