Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year Thoughts

With it being so long since my last blog, I thought what better way to spend a new years resolution than to blog on a "more frequent" basis. I even thought up/borrowed from other bloggers I read ideas on what to blog about on a daily/regular basis. I had orginally blogged today with a slideshow from photobucket of Christmas memories from last year. But the slideshow doesn't seem to want to work. It is something I will work on in the coming days I am sure!

Another of those new year resolutions, to eat better. I know this one is a common one but my approach may be a little less than tradtional. I am looking at this more in a try new recipes, plan a weekly menu, eat smaller portions, dress up leftovers and make/freeze to save time. I even jumped the gun a little and planned my weekly menu for this week on Sunday before I went for groceries.

Exercise would be another of those common resolutions but it is hard to gear up to exercise more when the weather is so cold and the fact that at the moment, no matter how much I exercise my waist is still going to expand for the next several months. But trying to get to the pool once a week with Ryan and finding time for my pregnancy yoga dvd are goals for sure.

At some point in the last couple of months (summer maybe?) I messed up the settings on my digital camera and haven't bothered to dig out the manual to fix them. It makes taking a picture with any kind of movement incredibly blury and with a toddler, it is near impossible to get "still" shots unless they are sleeping. (And just how many pictures of my sleeping toddler do I need anyway?!) So that is another "resolution" to learn more about my camera and become more "tech" aware. Just because he is a toddler and into EVERYTHING, Ryan is no less cute than he was at 6 months (maybe even more so!) and I want to make sure I have lots of pictures of him. Especially with most of the family so far away, recent pictures and now the invention of webcams are blessings to be shared. (Plus I want to get back in the habit before baby #2 makes it's arrival in the spring- lest we fall into the dreaded second child/less pictures trap!)

Wishing you a happy new year. May your wishes and dreams be realized. And may 2008 be a great year!


Amanda said...

Yea!! I've been diligently watching for when you would blog again. I really like the menu planning etc. resolution, I need to be better at that, too.

Darryl said...

I actually gave a talk at church on Sunday about resolutions / goals! Our problem is remembering our goals. We pulled out our 2007 goals last week and realized we had even forgotten a few goals! We are thinking of posting them around the house this year to remind us.