Tuesday, January 01, 2008
pic taken by your's truly on new year's eve night.
i hope everyone had a fabulous and safe new year's eve night and that you're spending the first day of oh*eight feeling relaxed, being a lil lazy, and just enjoying the day!!!
that's on my agenda anyway :)
ya know, oh*seven was a rough year for me...well us. ya know with all the house brew*ha*ha and living at mom's (not living with mom per se, but living in someone else's house and not having my own). so i have been looking forward to oh*eight for well...quite some time.
i'm very excited about this year and i have many hopes for it. its an even numbered year...i tend to like those more. i turn 30 next month (eeeek!), and well, i just have a lot of things that i would like to accomplish this year. i'm not going to say resolutions, b/c who the hell keeps those??
so i am going to call them.....da*da*da*dum.....
my "oh*eight hopes"
and here they are:
*to be more positive. quit being a "glass half empty" kinda gal
*learn more about my camera and take a ton of pics.
*start a family game night and stick to it.
*have a garden this year and produce a bounty of beautiful veggies. have the kiddos be a major part in this with me.
*get rid of my black thumbs....i guess maybe this one should come before the one above ;)
*journal and journal and journal and journal.
*feel relaxed 85% of my time
*climb a rock wall (i need to find one first...i wish we lived in an area to hike, but we don't).
*quit smoking for good!!!!! seriously, this is the one i wanna accomplish the most!
*cook more homemade meals. make the time to do this. i love to cook and i usually do, but i'm usually not prepared and then come home from work and think "what's for dinner?".
*create a menu and stick to it...making my life more calm!
*be and stay organized. if i would just realize the stress this would reduce in my life.
*be more frugal. realize the difference between "wants" and "needs" (even though i really do "need" elsie's jack + abbey line...i really do!)
*use up the goodies in my scrap room. why have it if i don't use it?
*write letters and thank you cards and get them in the mail.
*keep up with birthdays and get stuff out in the mail in a timely manner.
*get my ass off the couch!
*do more crafty*schtuff with the kiddos.
*keep my etsy shop updated with goodies (and hopefully sell something or two :)
*learn more about photoshop
*answer emails immediately
*make more real life friends
*vamp up my sewing skills (or lack there of actually)
*read, read, read. and start to read some classics.
*keep a cleaning schedule and stick to it so i'm not bombarded with a buncha chores at once.
*i HAVE to go to work everyday so i might as well find something about it i truly enjoy and quit bitching about how i can't be a stay at home mom. start crafting there if neccessary...lol.
*go bowling more often
*take a photography class
*quit being soooo competitive
*start exercising more and watch the junk i eat. i am not going to call it dieting.
*quit putting everything off until "later". i'm such a procrastinator and this has to stop! my life is by no means easier b/c of this. as a matter of fact, something usually comes up "later" and then i'm running around bitching at everyone b/c of my own lateness!!!
well i guess that's a large enough list now to start my oh*eight off with.
what's your "hopes for oh*eight"???
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!