Monday, December 27, 2010

New Years Resolutions

I have never been one for making new years resolutions.  In fact, I’ve specifically stayed away from them because, in all honesty, I didn’t want to disappoint myself. 

I mean, really, how many people actually stick to the plan?

This year, I think I’m going to change that.  The last 6 months have been a mixture of busy-ness, lazy-ness and all around crazy-ness.  I started going to the gym, learned how to knit, crochet and make jewelery (well, earrings so far), started a new job, really got hardcore in the remodel, changed my eating habits, and well… you name it, I’m in it. The only thing I haven’t been doing much of is blogging.  I’ve got tons and tons of recipes tried and pictures to attach (well, as of today, when I finally got them off my camera-thank God!!!), but I have had no time, really, no desire, to sit on the computer to post them. 

Eek, me, have no desire to sit on the computer?!?!  Really though, let’s face it, 40 hours a week on the computer for work alone is way more than enough.  The second part of it is that my desktop is downstairs in the basement, where it is 20 degress colder and reeks of cigarette smoke.  Thanks Dad. 

I had grandeur ideas of moving my whole computer desktop, printer, speakers, desk, etc etc etc to my sisters old bedroom, but that was just more trouble than it was worth.

So this Christmas, my wonderful, adorable, sweet, patient, kind, sexy, smart, amazing boyfriend bought me a laptop.  A pink on at that.  I cried.  Really, I cried.  It was seriously the most thoughtful gift.  For me anyways.  I have wanted one and wanted one… but I didn’t have the money to be spending on myself.  Well, now i don;t have to b/c my love has done it for me. 

So now what does all of this have to do with new years resolutions??? 

Well many things.

One, despite thinking my love doesn’t listen or pay much attention to me, I was wrong.  I vow to stop assuming everything I say goes by unheard.  Just somethings.  ;)

Two, I promise that I will always remember that in the darkest moments, there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  For those of you who don’t think a laptop counts as a light- well, I’m sure you have your little light that might confuse someone else, but this is mine. 

Three, I absolutely profess my undying, unconditional, unwavering love to my babes.  You may not think it, but you are the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I will not ever do anything to let you think I feel otherwise. 

Four, I swear I will get better with this eating and exercise thing…  Not trying to make excuses but there have been things holding me back from actually making a better go at this and I refuse to let them.  No more enabling!!!  Especially now that Christmas is over.  There is no reason to be making dozens upon dozens of cookies… and then eat half.  Okay, so not half of dozens, maybe just a half dozen in one day… Not good.  One is way more than enough. 

Five, I promise to be more patient and less nosy.  Dang, that’s gonna be hard.  Have I mentioned I am a Greek woman???

I’m gonna stop there b/c I feel like adding more now when I haven’t really thought them through would be wasteful. 

But I do promise you’ll be hearing more of me.  Now that I have this spiffy laptop, I have no excused not to spend an hour on it at night, in bed, with my Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions snuggie, pink John Deere throw and ultra plush aloe infused socks.  Pink ones, of course.

So until the next post (I have to sort through my pics!!!), everyone remember this, you are only as strong as you let yourself be.  If you think you can, you can.  If you think you can’t, you’re wrong.  “I can’t” is in your head.  Get it out of your mind and vocab!!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!!