plan menus on Wednesdays
do Flylady( this incorporates a lot of improvements I would like to make)
start book club
do a 10k
wake up earlier so I have some me time everyday
declutter everyday-start with 5 minutes
turn the office into a big-girl room for Savannah
get a new sofa and get rid of the futon! we’re both 30, it’s way past time!
have my FOO over for dinner monthly
get together with our old friends monthly
find a volunteer committment Savannah & I can do together.
blog at least twice a week.
finish knitting projects before starting another.
start Christmas preparations in September!
Thinking of doing Photo365. this is a maybe.
find a dance or music class for Savannah. enroll her.
get pregnant or lose 30 pounds
weekly date night w/ DH
weekly financial meeting w/ DH
send out a hand written note weekly
plan and plant a garden
try a new recipe weekly
check email only once a day
New Year’s Resolutions 2008 December 23, 2007
plan menus on Wednesdays
Christmas meme December 13, 2007
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags?
2. Real tree or Artificial?
3. When do you put up the tree?
After DH’s birthday, which is on the 6th.
4. When do you take the tree down?
The feast of Epiphany. January 4th or 5th.
5. Do you like eggnog?
6. Favorite gift received as a child?
Our dog Tucker. really awesome Dalmatian.
7. Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes, again after like 15 years without one.
8. Hardest person to buy for?
my brothers. they’re boys. they’re 22 and 23. they have their own money.
9. Easiest person to buy for?
Savannah and Jay
10. Mail or E-Mail Christmas Cards?
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
a home decor item that is very um, “country”, so not my taste.
12. Favorite Christmas Movie?
It’s A Wonderful Life.
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
chocolate covered potato chips and pretzels. a Christmas time only treat!
16. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
I don’t care. We have big “vintage” lights on the tree & outside this year.
17. Favorite Christmas song?
Do you hear what I hear? or The Little Drummer Boy
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home?
19. Can you name all of Santa’s reindeers?
20. Angel on the tree top or a star?
Star this year.
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning?
Both. & again Christmas night. & again the next day 🙂
22. Most annoying thing about this time of year?
23. Favorite ornament theme or Color?
I liked my purple & silver tree a few years ago. This year I’m liking the more traditional look with red, gold and green. Extra points for handmade or nostalgic ornaments.
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner?
25. What do you want for Christmas this year?
A sewing machine of my own. An ivory tablecloth. A cuff bracelet. Boots.
Happy First Birthday, Savannah! December 12, 2007
We love you so much! We are so glad you decided to join us a year ago today! You have made our life so much more than it was before-and it was pretty great before. I want to tell you how amazing you are and how much fun it has been to watch you grow and change so much in one short year. We brought home a tiny, helpless little creature who has become this vibrant, brave, kind, happy, funny, smiling, adventourous, nurturing, super-intelligent and surprisingly social little person. You won’t remember, but I will, the time at 7 months you crawled over to a crying baby anson and patted him on the head as if to say “it will be okay” or the way you try to give Gerdie kisses or the brave first few steps you took between Jay and I and how proud you were of yourself(rightly so!). I’ll also remember how willing you were to try new foods, and meet new friends, how you love the wind on your face and the look of pure delight the first time you felt wind, how excited you are to see me first thing in the morning and the wonderful feeling of snuggling up to read together. Happy Birthday!
Thursday Thanks December 6, 2007
Today I am most thankful for my wonderful husband whose 30th birthday it is! I am thankful we both made it to 30 and together!
I am thankful for the abundance of friends and family who have sent well wishes for the day and the abundance of financial security to have a decent celebration of said birthday all weekend long!
I am also thankful for a healthy happy baby and that we get to enjoy birthdays and Christmas in the relative peace of our own home. I dropped off some of my moms group’s donations to the Ronald McDonald house today and was reminded just how lucky I am!