Is it almost January again? More goals.

Wasn’t it just January 2011? It is truly incredible how fast these years are flying by. It’s true, the little ones don’t stay little for very long. It seems like Fynn is doing one more “big boy” thing every day. I’m not so sure how I feel about that. On one side, I’m very excited to see what new thing he’s going to do/learn next. One the other side, I’m feeling very sad that these years go by so quickly. The quicker it’s going, the more I want to make sure he’s got a happy little childhood. Whew. That’s a big responsibility. I feel really blessed that my little family has been doing so well. So far, so good.

Seeing as it’s almost January, I suppose I should work on some New Year’s Goals. I actually did pretty well last year. I do have some free time while Fynn is still napping, so I better be good at using that time wisely and not just watching television reruns while lying on the couch. I’ll be pretty bored in another 5 weeks if that is my only plan. Then I might get ideas. Oh, don’t get me started on the ideas I get when I’m bored. So here are my goals:

1. Read at least one book a week. I think that’s a pretty easy goal. It will mean watching less television. BTW – we did end up cancelling cable about 8 or so months ago now. But back to the books. Instead of just reading the book, I’m planning on blogging a little about them. No spoilers, just a few opinions and whether or not I recommend them. I figure that should keep me motivated. Also, I seriously need to get involved in some sort of book club. It’s kind of depressing reading a book and then having no one to talk to about the book.

2. Health. Uhg. This one is never ending. I’ve fallen off the wagon in several ways. But, my plan is to start logging again in Loseit! after the holiday. Logging before is just kind of depressing. On the same note, I’m going to try the “Dr. Oz 28-day Plan” that I read about in Oprah magazine. Yes, I read Oprah magazine. I like it, okay!  I like the one-day-at-a-time plans. For example, on the first day of this plan, I have to drink green tea. I love green tea. Easy. On the second day, I have to eat dark chocolate. Done. I should blog the details and let you know how it’s going. Also, I need to start yoga again. My back is doing a lot better, but it’s not going to stay that way without some pretty regular exercise. Stay tuned.

3. Create a good schedule. So far, Fynn and I have been on a pretty good schedule. We go out on an adventure in the morning, he naps in the afternoon, and we chill out until Nate gets home. But, I’m a little freaked out about winter. There will be days that I will be stuck in the house. I need a good bag of tricks for those days for Fynn’s sake….and for the sake of my sanity.

4. Writing. I do need to stay fresh while I’m at home. I already feel the ability to turn a phrase slipping from my brain. Too much toddler talk and I’m going to lose my ability to speak to adults. Must write a little every day. It’s one of those things that does go cold and does get tougher the less you do it.

Well, that’s it for now. I’m now a little more excited to start the New Year. Ah, the possibilities. I’m ready for you, 2012!

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