Monday, January 26, 2009

Great Book!

I just finished reading "The Book Thief". My friend Janette recommended it (thanks!!) It was very different. The story teller in the book was death. Anyway, read it! It is a story about a young girl in Nazi Germany. I am trying to get Matt and Jordan to read it. I sent it with Jordan to school today. We will see!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sick Kids!

Well, I had a nice long weekend (Monday and Tuesday off) for Martin Luther King Day -- then.... Andrew came down with a stomach virus on Monday, Matt and Jordan on Wednesday, but hey I am still in good health! It reminded me of the days when the kids were all little. Someone was always sick. I think going to the pediatrician was just part of my weekly activities. We had an ongoing bill that never really got paid off. I miss lots of things about my little kids, but not THAT PART! Now that the kids are older, they just slept or layed around. Brett and I joked last night about how quiet it was and how much we got done! He and I had a nice quiet dinner (no one else ate) and I went to bed quite early.

Anyway, I also want to report that I have finished #1 and #2 on my New Year's resolution list. Matt and Jordan are no longer blind. I have had my physical and I am still alive. Unfortunately, I have yet to get skinny!! Maybe tomorrow.....but today I had a nice lunch out with some of the ladies' from the neighborhood.

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Year's Stuff

Well, it is the New Year - 2009. I read in the newpaper that making New Year's resolutions (even if you didn't keep them all) was a great idea. I guess there is some motivation in doing something with everyone else! I have always made my resolutions in February so as to miss the crowd, BUT...

1 - Make appointments for the boy's eye check-ups and other doctor visits.
For some reason, I just keep putting this stuff off, Jordan has been wearing one contact for a long time now.
2 - Make appointment for my old girl physical stuff (and go)
I made it a goal to do this every year and it has now been about 2.5 years. I will be pretty mad at myself if I die from something I could have cured with an early physical!!
3 - Get back my old, more positive, self
I used to have a much more positive outlook on life before all the bad stuff happened. I need to get it back - I read this today "I will be happy. I will not dwell on thoughts that depress me. If my mind fills with clouds, I will chase them away and fill it with sunshine."
4 - Get organized financially and try to get ahead
I guess I will stop waiting for that million dollar check and try to get organized anyway!
5 - Make more contact with friends and family
I want to do this by calling, e-mailing, and having friend and family dinners. I plan to make some kind of a list. I love my family and friends and don't want to let time go by!
6 - Get back to exercising regularly
I went almost every day for many years, but work kind of messed me up. I need to find a way to get back into the routine.
7 - AND of course lose weight!
Somehow, in spite of eating totally out of control, I managed to maintain my weight loss through the holidays, but now I need to actually lose more! I make this goal every year and I am still overweight, but I have to keep on trying! (SEE #3)