Friday, January 27, 2012

Writing again; Getting out; Goals and accomplishments

My first resolution

It's nearly the end of January and I'm finally getting around to making New Year's resolutions. Well, I prefer to say I'm setting goals for the new year. No one keeps resolutions and I don't want to set myself up for failure.

I actually made a list of goals more than a week ago. But, I'm not doing so well with the first one.

I told myself I would blog more regularly. It's not necessarily on the top of my list as far as importance, but I thought I would use it as a tool to keep me on track.

Obviously, on track I am not.

So, I'm going to pare down the goal just slightly. Instead of committing to a posting every day, I'm going to write something every day, but post just once a week. I can do that. Hold me to it friends.

Getting out

I am not good about getting outside during the winter. It's time I stop kidding myself.

I thought I'd do it for my kid. I thought having a dog would push me a little harder in that direction. But, it hasn't even been a cold winter and we haven't been outside to play or go for a walk in nearly two weeks. 

And, much time this week has been spent in pajamas. More specifically, there's me in pj's with a blanket wrapped around me, while Bear plays in a short-sleeved shirt and undies. How that kid isn't cold is a wonder to me.

But, I digress ...

The matter at hand is that we must get some fresh air. The forecast for this weekend doesn't look particularly cold. There are many things I could use as excuses, but nothing that can't leave the family with an hour of outside time.

And to think, in the summer, that would be a minimum per day. Oh, how I long for spring ...


We finally painted the bathroom. Hubby deserves most of the credit here, but I think it's fair to say it was a team accomplishment.

The bathroom has been on the master to-do list since we moved into the house. While that list has grown, the bathroom has moved up the list of priorities. As you live in a place, some things become more tolerable, others become less so. Our bathroom was clearly in the latter category.

Ugly wallpaper border stripped, fresh paint on ceiling and walls, and new light fixtures make our retro bathroom one of the brightest rooms in the house.

I still have curtains to make and some shelving to take care of, but that will go back on the list. 

Shopping for preschool

One of the next things to tackle is finding a preschool for Bear. I'm sure I'm putting way too much thought into it. But, sending my boy to school seems like a major step. So, let the open houses begin.