Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Resolutions - 2013 The Year of Getting a Life!

I typically avoid making New Year's Resolutions. I know many people make them, but don't see the sense of making them for myself. After a week of house cleaning and reflecting, I think I'll take a gander at making a few resolutions for 2013...

To insure I do this right, I looked up the definition of resolution:

res·o·lu·tion (rezəˈlo͞oSHən) Noun 1. A firm decision to do or not to do something. 2. A formal expression of opinion or intention agreed on by a legislative body, committee, or other formal meeting, typically after taking. Synonyms: decision - determination - resolve - solution

Since I'm not a legislative body or committee, I 'm going with definition number 1 as I state my resolutions...

In 2013 I resolve to:

1. Better balance work and home. I often let things lag at home, something I would never do at work. I need to transfer the organizational skills I use at work to home. I am often frustrated because my home is not like I want it to be. I have no one to be frustrated with but myself because I do not schedule time to do the things around the house I want done.

2. Plan menus weekly and have company for dinner once a month. I love to cook! I want to get back in the groove of cooking for the week over the weekend and eating leftovers during the week. I also used to enjoy entertaining when I lived in Houma. We had several couples that we used to take turns cooking Friday or Saturday night dinner and getting together. The times I enjoyed the most was when we would get together and cook together and trade recipes. This ties to Resolution #1 because since we moved here I have been so focused on work, I haven't tried to find folks to start a "Supper Club."

3. Fit in the jeans in my closet. I have five pairs of jeans in my closet that I want to wear again. They are in a size that I should be able to attain. This goal actually includes fitness and dietary goals. If I eat right I should lose weight, if I exercise I should lose weight and be healthier. I want to get back in the routine of walking the dogs in the morning and going to Jazzercise in the evening.

4. Worry less and enjoy more! I have become entirely too serious. I need to "let my hair down" and have fun, human moments more often. I want to complete all of my incomplete projects. I also want to read for recreation. I realize that the majority of what I read is for work and I rarely read for pleasure. When I organized my office, I organized shelves of books I bought that I have not read. I want to get through most of those in 2013.

In 1991 a doctor told me I wouldn't make it past 25 and I'd never have children. I've managed multiple medical conditions for more than half of my life. I'm now 40 and I have Daisy, who is about to turn 13. What do doctor's know? After all, they are just practicing medicine. It's well past time to start enjoying things! I have been blessed with a wonderful husband. He is my best friend and my husband. He has put up with me for 17 years. He has partnered with me to raise a delightful daughter. We have our furry family members: Sirius-Pup, Wabo, Cabo II, Mocha, and Nola Brown. They provide much love in the form of snuggles, scratchies, and laughter.

I resolve to make 2013 a happy, fun year for my family. I wish the same for yours...