Wednesday, January 6, 2010

This Year...


So, here we are 6 whole days into the new year!
I dont really make resolutions... not that there are not things I want/need to do...but I think the ideal behind calling things resolutions just is not practical.
I do have things I hope/wish/and want to work on this year though... maybe.... by writing them down I may have better success! or... maybe, I can look back at the end of the year and look at what I didnt do... I'm not sure anymore! *laughs*
These are in no particular order... just random thoughts....

I would like to sleep more. Yes.. of course... I would... seriously though... my body needs it.

I would like to study at school and parent at home. - I want to be more available to my kids when I am home...

I would like to be a better wife/mother/daughter/student/person. Ideally, dh and I should have a date night at least once a month.... the kids and I should have a play night once a week.... I need to visit my parents more.... I need to be more studious and less jaded against school... as for being a better person... well... guess I need an attitude adjustment! really... I am negative sometimes... and I'd rather not be.... I will have to fake it for a while...but hoping it comes around on its own...

I need to sit down with dh...come up with a budget, and try to stick with it.

I would like to get the boys into music lessons... violin...suzuki method.
I'd like to start playing horn again.... once we get the 25 hour day of course!

I'd like to cook more at home... and help dh to cook for the kids on the two nights when I am not home.

I want to give dh more time to himself.

Now... how am I going to work on and implement these things??? See...that's the tricky part!!!!
I am taking the first step though... hopefully this weekend...and if not this weekend..then at least by the end of the month...
I am a chronic pain sufferer.... from my back/hip injury... I have permanent nerve damage... I am now seeing a pain specialist... he tried to change my meds over the holidays....but I had an allergic reaction and ended up in the er.... so.... one weekend (maybe even this weekend) I will go into the hospital for a few days and have my meds switched over while under constant supervision....
If it works...then I should have a great reduction in my pain...which should greatly add to my enjoyment of life and thus add to the enjoyment of the lives of those around me! Really.... this needs to work... after 5 years... I've had enough!
So...that is my first step.
2nd step... is to begin the semester the right way.... which begins next Monday!
I really want to set my goal to get my reading and such done at school... that way, when I am home I am not buried in my books.... I am also going to do better in taking my lunch to school and planning ahead for meals. that way I can meet my goal of cooking more and spending more time with the kids...plus helping the budget...

so... there are some random things that I have planned for the year....
Yet another goal I'm going to accomplish... here it is 15 mins till midnight... and I'm logging off!

3 comments:

Gardenia said...

that's a lot of goals! you are right that resolutions are not practical!!

Kerri said...

I'm not much of a resolution maker either (although I did make a couple this year for the first time in years). Sounds like you have some great goals and good plans to get started. Good luck with the follow through!!!

Kathy said...

Sounds like a good plan. I hope the pain meds start to work for you. Happy New Year!