So, I didn't post an entire list of my resolutions on here, mostly because it is exhausting and I just don't think people want to know all about every boring detail of my life. I did post them on a group on Ravelry made especially for those who are setting resolutions and determined to keep them. If you are interested in seeing what I, and others, have resolved to do this year, check out this group over on Ravelry. Feel free to join in!
I also wanted to suggest Super Viva. It is a WONDERFUL way to create a goal list, and keep track of what it is you have set out to do, and what it is that you have accomplished.
All that said, I thought I'd share my progress with a few of my major goals. As I've said a few times here and elsewhere, I am giving myself the entirety of 2009 to accomplish these goals. There's a lot on my list, and I just want to reach them at some point through the year so that I feel like I have made progress and improved my life, but without the stress of being a totally new person overnight.
~I am reading to the kids daily. They don't always sit for it but I read at them when they don't. Bathtime is a good time to catch them with a good book, when they don't run away to play with something more exciting. :)
~I am working on developing a bedtime routine with Abbi that works well for us, but we're not there yet. We will be. :) We've tried a few things I like - such as adding a foot massage to her bedtime routine - we just have to get more regular with it.
~We went on our January field trip to the zoo, and it was AWESOME.
~ I have been on the horn with Abbi's doctors and therapists trying to get the care we moved here for, and we have a few appointments set up. We also had an ARD meeting (TX word for IEP), and got her squared away with all of her school services for the next year.
~I have been taking my vitamins & fish oil, drinking green tea, drinking my water, and cut out sugary sodas completely. I have not changed my diet in other ways yet. I have been exercising a LITTLE. I have lost 15 lbs.
~I have made my yearly well-woman appointment for Feb.
~ I have been baking more from home, instead of using all store-bought baked goods.
~ I made my January charity item - a hat for a preemie.
~ I am working on recovering my scrap-tote. Small a feat as this seems it is really going to contribute to me getting back into scrapping, going to crops, and generally being inspired.
~ I got a sketchbook and a journal that I plan to use, eventually (lol)
~ I have been reading a book about how to write successfully (to prepare to really WRITE)
~ I have read 5 books since Jan 1. This is a big deal to me, as I wanted to expand my literary base and I am loving every minute of it. I'm about to start the 6th book of the year (Chosen from the House of Night series)
~ I have all of the tools to do my RTH podcast for this blog, except a working, reliable computer (which will happen very soon!!)
~ I have been blogging more than I did last year (want to step that up but the whole computer problems are contributing - urg)
~I got a perm
~ I have backed up all of my files on disk
~ I paid off my credit card and closed the account.
So far, so good. :) Do you have any resolutions, wishes, or goals this year? What are they, and how is it going?