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!!!


Ivy said...

Wow, Nikki. First of all Chronia Polla! No wonder why you weren't posting regularly. I wouldn't sit in that frozen basement even if you paid me. That was very generous of your boyfriend to buy you a laptop and hope that you will accomplish all your goals during the next year. I don't like setting goals but I was really determined to publish the cookbook within 2010 but I don't think I can set such high goals again :)
Happy Holidays!

NikiTheo said...

You did a fabulous job of setting a pretty awesome goal and making it happen! I'm so proud of you. You conquered 2010, and 2011 is going to be your year!

Xronia Polla to you too Ivy!

I posted about my goals for this year in hopes that you all will hold me accountable! haha!

MaryMoh said...

Awww...your boyfriend is so sweet to buy you a laptop! I'm sure would get to see more posts from you :) Lovely new year resolutions. I don't think I achieved mine but then they do help me stay focused. I want to add knitting to my resolution this year but I know where I will end up end of next year...not a thing knitted...haha. Hope you have a wonderful day.