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Sunday, January 04, 2009

2009 Resolutions, a work in progress

Good morning all! I am up way earlier than I'd like to be due to a redistribution of children to beds. Amazing how a 18 lb infant can take up half a king size bed, and the 40 lb 3 year old is on the couch so hey, ya'll get to hear me ramble. Everyone around here is posting New Year's Resolutions and while I usually do that too, I haven't really had a chance to sit down and focus on what I'd like to do this year. There are always the old standbys- lose weight, eat healthy, save money- and heck yeah, I'd like to do those. There are also the more mental resolutions to be made, so I'm making categories.

Concrete, measurable resolutions for 2009:
  • Pay off debt. At the very least, one credit card and the l.o.c.
  • Lose the last 10-15 lbs so that I can wear the clothes I like that I already own. (This would take me to pre-baby. I'm pretty close to where I was when I got pregnant.)
  • Take family pictures. Take more pictures in general.
  • Sew more.
  • Keep the house picked up more, so that we don't spend all our time cleaning.
As a separate category, the blogging/ online resolutions:
  • Add a third column to Books. Lists. Life.
  • Comment more on other blogs, while wasting less time online. (what? it should be possible. I just can't spend 30 minutes shopping at Old Navy when I know I'm not actually gonna buy anything.)
  • Make a very real effort to be successful with the New Shop, which includes promoting it and maintaining it and blogging regularly (there, not just here.)
  • Blog better. (Uh. don't use this post as an indication of "better")

And the spiritual type:
  • Be a better friend and wife, focus more on other people. Spend more time with my kids, actually paying attention. Remember that they are growing so fast, and not rush them. Enjoy that the Bug can't walk. Enjoy that I still have to read to the Pirate. Enjoy that the Bug doesn't understand gravity and be amazed when he doesn't realize he can't just leap from your arms. Don't be in a hurry. Slow down. Try to live in the moment more, instead of thinking ahead to dinner, to baths, to bedtime, to what needs to be done next. Actually, this is true for everything in my life.
Ok, so looking back to the last two years, these are very similar. At least I'm consistent in what I'd like to do! Hopefully this year will be a success. I have high hopes for 2009. I know the economy is in the toliet, but hopefully it won't matter and the year can still be what I (we) make of it. I hope everyone else has a great 2009 too.



  1. Good luck on your resolutions. I gave up on them years ago.

  2. Years and years ago when the economy was in the toilet, our Grandparents learned how to live simply and in turn, they learned to appreciate the finer things in life. At the very least, I hope that we at least get to do that.

    That last bit that you wrote about always thinking ahead..that is my life and it wears me out to no end.

    I hope you accomplish your goals!

  3. Good luck on all of your goals! I agree with what Ti said about learning to appreciate more than material success.

  4. What a great list of things! I especially like the last one about living in the moment instead of (for me) worrying about the future. Enjoy more! It's too easy to get caught up in the meaningless things. Happy New Year, Lisa!

  5. Good luck on your resolutions, Lisa!

    I usually make one or two each year, but haven't made any for 2009 yet. Tomorrow my girls go back to school and my husband back to work--I plan on doing some reflecting then to come up with a few resolutions for the new year.

  6. Good luck with your goals this year, Lisa.

  7. Not rushing the little ones is so true! Before you know it, they will be teens (like mine) and you'll be left in the dust thinking where in the heck did the time go? Please can you be smaller so you can still sit in my lap.

    I like your categories. I think that way too but didnt list mine like that. Good idea.

  8. Great lists. Feeling a bit inspired now and can relate to all your points on your first list (except the one about sewing as I suck at arts n crafts). I would also LOVE to see at least one credit card being paid off this year. In fact, I think I am going to try and pay off two! That would make my economy for 2010 seem so much better. Thanks for inspiring me.

  9. Oh, I always window shop online. It's like making a wish list that will probably never be fulfilled. A girl can dream, right? :-)

  10. good luck with the resolutions. I only posted 2 goals for 2009. I think I can handle that.


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