So it’s been a long while since I last posted – not sure if anyone besides my husband has noticed but in this case, it’s been unavoidable.
I’ve been sick with bronchitis and double ear infections and taking care of kids with a lovely combination of stomach flu, ear infections, bronchitis, and pink eye over the holiday. Oh, and throw in the MAN COLD for good measure.
I blame Santa.
I’m also in the midst of a bit of a scary health situation right now and I’m trying not to freak out. I’m not really one to blog about this kind of thing because I can’t go there and maintain any sense of sanity at the moment. Bottom line: blogging hasn’t been high on the list.
So, I know that it’s mid January already, and I’m thinking that it’s maybe too late to make some personal resolutions for 2013, but I’m going to do it anyway. When I think of resolutions as someone who is going to turn the dreaded 40 this year, I actually keep thinking of that famous Thoreau quote in my head:
“I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, To put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die, discover that I had not lived.”
I just love that line – “suck out all the marrow of life”. I just feel like I’ve allowed things like my weight and personal insecurities stop me from living my life, from sucking any damn marrow. I’m tired of going through the motions and I’m just so over it. There are so many things that I’ve said no to, parties and events I’ve avoided and opportunities I’ve turned down because of this weird, little, ugly, fat bubble I’ve created for myself.
So this is the year where I stop hating on myself and instead, make myself a priority. So here are my 2013 Resolutions:
- Quit drinking Diet Coke for good. Ugh.
- Cut down caffeine with the ultimate goal of cutting it out permanently. Double ugh.
- Cut all sugars and grains from my diet with the goal of weight loss.
- Do C25K on the treadmill without going into cardiac arrest.
- Get the entire family eating better and more active.
- Take a 10wk life seminar for women. I’m the first person to make fun of this kind of thing, but actually a girlfriend told me about her experience and I really want to do it. She said it was life changing, so I’m all over it.
- Organize all my photos and finally get photo books done of the kiddies.
- Purge the very scary and overstuffed crawl space and organize it.
- Teach the bird to say, “Take out the garbage!” and “Down with the man cold.”
And a blog resolution or two:
- Change up my blog design.
- Write a lot more posts that reflect what I did when I first started blogging – miss just writing for the sake of writing.