Saturday, January 1, 2011


That is a word to cover all of my resolutions for 2011.


I will refocus much of my time and energy on enjoying each and every moment I am blessed to spend with my children. I need to breathe through the testing moments and remember that, all to soon, I will yearn to have these days back. Just like this year, another year will pass and I will look back, wondering where it went. I need to create and capture endless moments with my babies so that I know I will never have any regrets.

I will refocus on connecting with friends. I have a few that I really need reconnect with and to make a concerted effort to see on a regular basis. Sometimes, life slips away from us and we find ourselves concentrating on things that do not matter... and what I do need to concentrate on are friendships... friendships matter.

I will refocus my efforts on being healthy with my annual WiiFit re-dedication. I need this as a New England winter has me inside many more hours than I'd like to admit. (Although the snowshoes may give me a few extra needed hours of the out-of-doors this year. Yay!!!)

Also, along the healthy lines, we will ween ourselves from the past 6 weeks of the all-you-can-eat buffet of the holidays and back into a 3 square meal routine. I am excited for this because I am starting to realize, in my 35th year, that my metabolism is not what it once was... nor is my body's resilience to me throwing crap in it and expecting it to stay slender, stay awake for 20 hours a day and to have oodles of energy to boot.

I will get us back into the routine of obtaining a (mostly) neat and tidy house. Jennifer has a fantastic post with great check lists here. We all need checklists. Checklists complete me. I will share my supercute household chore checklist in the next couple of days.

I will refocus on our household finances. We will pay off all unsecured debt by the first week of January, and pay our last vehicle payment sometime this summer. With that, I need to refocus on my couponing, and seek out other ways to save money. More Goodwill, less yummy (yet expensive) beer, more cook and freeze dates with my local mommas... and whatever other creative ideas I may come up with. We are committed to no more credit cards... ever. Why the hell am I going to pay some crappy, faceless bank 20% every year when I can put that money into our retirement, our childrens college funds... a tropical vacation (fingers crossed!)

Refocus.... that is the word of the day... er, I mean year. 2011.

1 comment:

  1. I need a resolution to blog more! I don't know how stay at home moms find the time! I was home the pst 11 days and it was all I could do to keep up with the kids and my house! ha! No really. I will post mine sometime tomorrow!