Monday, January 4, 2010

It's 2010 - well four days in

Here is what I hope to accomplish in 2010.  Most of these are trivial little things, but they're my things so they are important to me.

1 - I hope to make a quilt for Lilly and a quilt for Madeleine.  I have the templates all made out and the fabric for Madeleine's bought.  I will have to get my sewing machine tuned up before I start.  Right now, I can mend things on it but I don't trust it to do anything heavy duty.  It's been a while since I've sewn and I'm looking forward to it!

2 - I want to learn to knit.  I know how, really, but have never spent the time to knit anything substantial.  I want to knit a vest for Rosemary and a vest for Victoria.

3 - I want to exercise at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.  I got a Wii fit for Christmas and I am hoping that mixing my love for video games with my hatred for exercising will make it better for me.

4 - Along with that, I want to lose 20 pounds this year.  That's less than two pounds a week so I think it's doable.  I lost 15 pounds in four months last year.

5 - I would like to get the kids back to helping out more around the house.  I had to stop that with my depression.  I needed to take the path of least resistance and so I had to forget about them helping me out.  Now that I'm on the road to recovery (I still have a ways to go) I think I can get something going for the kids.

6 - I am going to eat out less this year.  We can't afford it and it's not healthy.  I think once every two months should be a good amount.  If that means making canned soup for supper a lot, then so be it.

7 - I want to get Christmas presents all throughout the year and spread out the spending.  I guess I'll have to make my list now, then.  Hey, maybe I'll be able to find some really nice sales!  But, it does mean I have to go shopping more often.  *shudder*

8 - I want to make it to NY to visit Dana.

So, there you go.  8 things I hope to accomplish in 2010. How boring am I?


  1. I think that for number 5, you also need to keep in mind that it is a continuous road to recovery. I know that it is something that I need to keep reminding myself.

    And we need to support each other on the working out stuff!

  2. I *heart* my Wii Fit, but not as much as I *heart* my Wii Fit Plus. Make sure to buy the upgrade and enjoy the hula-hoop, bicycle, and obstacle course.

    Don't beat yourself up if you don't make it to NY. No matter how awesome your friend is, New York is not worth the trouble of fretting over.

    I'm sorry to hear about the depression, although not surprised given all of the life changes you've undergone. Just remember, if the lice can't take you down then nothing can!

  3. Oh my! I seriously just almost spit my tea out when I read "New York is not worth the trouble of fretting over." It is one of the few places that I have no desire to go to!

    So the Fit Plus is great? Hubby bought it for $15 with free shipping, so we're just waiting for it!

  4. I live in NYC and I'm over it - especially the stench and the people.

    I hope you like your Fit Plus! I love mine. You'll have to let me know what you think of yours.

  5. My desire to visit NY has more to do with Dana and less to do with the city itself. Lilly turned 10 last November and I want to take my kids somewhere special during their 10th year of life. She is a lover of art and so I figured that NYC would be a good place for us to go. The city has no real appeal to me, though. It's a 10 hour drive from here to there so it's doable that way. Would love to take her to France, but I'll save that for her 16th year trip.

    Looking at my Wii Fit, it is the plus! I havent' started yet because I had to move all of my family room (only room with TV) around to give me some space. Now that that's done, I'm ready to go tomorrow!

    LOL @ the lice taking me down. They almost won. Almost. But I kicked them out. My depression is a wonderful genetic trait passed down to me by my father. It's clinical and I will probably be on meds for the rest of my life. My father refused meds and left us thinking it was all of our fault that he was depressed. I won't do that to my kids and so a life time of meds it is for me. You know, I'm going to do a post about it I think but all of this stuff with Kevin's health is definitely adding to the problem.

    And Suz, some day I will be taking Victoria to San Fransisco. Or maybe I should take Rosemary so she can meet her future husband. :)

  6. I lve far enough outside NYC (and am lucky that I don't have to make the commute in!) that I can totally do it for a few days! We are going to make this trip work! If I have to give you guys my bed and I sleep on the couch (which means cleaning out my bedroom) we will make this WORK!