Tuesday, December 29, 2009

10 on Tuesday - New Year's Resolutions


Hello from Texas! Yes, I finally got away for a few days. Joseph is back at IU (he has a winter break job), Rachael has her various actitivities, Daniel is at a 2-day wrestling tournament, and Aaron is with my parents. On Thursday, all 3 younger kids will join their dad for 3 days in Indianapolis. I am in Killeen, Texas, vegging out with Steven and his parents. I was supposed to fly down here on Saturday afternoon and evening, but mechanical problems and weather conditions in Chicago caused 2 different flights to be so delayed that I could not make any connections to Dallas. So they rescheduled me for Sunday morning and I finally landed in Dallas at noon.

It has, so far, been a slice of "busy mom" heaven. I don't have to clean or cook, I've slept late, we went shopping, we've been eating all kinds of homemade food and goodies, playing cards, and watching TV! I so needed this. I think I've mentioned a few times in the last few weeks how "crazy" and frazzled I've been feeling lately. I did go to my doctor and talk about my seemingly permanent PMS symptoms. You won't believe what we discovered: the pharmacy refilled the wrong prescription about 2 months ago, so instead of taking my "mood stablizing" pill, I was actually taking a form of arthritis medicine! So it was no wonder I was feeling a little crazy - I was off my much-needed medicine for close to 2 months! I've been back on my regular stuff for about a week and I can't tell you how much better I feel. Pair that with this mini-vacation from responsibility, and I should be "good as new" for the New Year.

So this week's "10 on Tuesday" is 10 Resolutions for the New Year. I don't usually make ten resoluions, but I though I would make a list of 10 areas I would like to improve in 2010.

1. Weight loss: I weigh more than I ever have. This has to change as soon as possible.

2. Finances: I have made some good changes this past year, and I am gatting things under control. But I still have more to do.

3. Career development: I have been considering several options in this area - I could start my National Board Certification, a process that takes approximately 2 years. I could add another certification - I've always had an interest in working with Downs Syndrome children, or teaching English as a second languge children. Or I could work on getting my Elementary Counselors License. I've been told by several people at my school that I would make a good one.

4. Faith: I have drifted away from regular church attendance. Most Sundays we go, but some Sundays we do not. We need to get back to every weekend. I am feeling a need for more committment in that area.

5. Home repair: I need to renovate my bathroom, get new windows, do something about the deck, have the tree in the front yard trimmed or cut down, and basically reorganize every bedroom. If I got all that done this coming year, I would be in good shape.

6. Relationships: I would like to improve ALL my relationships, both friendly and romantic. I have definite goals for my relationship with Steven, but I won't print them here.

7. Children: I want to make significant strides in Aaron's development, I need to help Rachael on her road to college next year, and the other two just need support and encouragement. I hope all 4 will be as happy and healthy in 2010 as they are now.

8. Nutrition: This one is related to weight loss, but not necessarily. We need to be eating healthier overall. I really want to work on this for all of us.

9. Okay, this is hard. I can't come up with 10. I guess it will have to be "8 on Tuesday", instead of 10. I feel a nap coming on. This "goofing off" is hard work! (ha, ha)

Hope you are all having a good week.
Happy Early New Year!

J.

6 comments:

Sushiboy said...

Great resolutions.

I'll be posting mine soon.

Sayre said...

We are definitely on the same wavelength here! I'm thinking about joining the National Body Challenge. They have a free pass to Bally's Fitness (which I don't have in this town). I wish they had alternatives like Gold's or Legends or even Curves. Also on board with the nutrition thing. We're going to do a soup week with good bread and see how that goes.

Money? Check. Kids? Check. Renovation? check. Career development? check. Your resolutions are pretty much mine!

Brother Dave said...

You gotta be kiddin' me. I am doing good to make and keep only one New Year's Resolution.

Good luck on the "8".

You definitely deserve this get-away. I know you go through a box of facial tissues every night crying yourself to sleep because you miss the Deli.

Life is tough!

Superwoman said...

great choices, I'm afraid my resolutions are the same as last year. But, I've got a feelin' 2010 is MY Year!

Hoosier Girl said...

Sushiboy - I'll be watching.

Sayre - Sometimes it's scary how alike we are. You are more like me than my own sister! We can be each other's support system.

Brother Dave - OMG, you made me laugh out loud with that comment about the deli! Hilarious! As for my "8", I didn't say I could actually DO all of that, I just said those were areas in which I wanted to improve. Maybe I should add a 9th area: upgrade to a high def TV just like Brother Dave!

Superwoman - I have a feeling 2010 is your year, too! :)


J.

Hoosier Girl said...

Sushiboy - I'll be watching.

Sayre - Sometimes it's scary how alike we are. You are more like me than my own sister! We can be each other's support system.

Brother Dave - OMG, you made me laugh out loud with that comment about the deli! Hilarious! As for my "8", I didn't say I could actually DO all of that, I just said those were areas in which I wanted to improve. Maybe I should add a 9th area: upgrade to a high def TV just like Brother Dave!

Superwoman - I have a feeling 2010 is your year, too! :)


J.