Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The List For 2009

Janey-come-lately again. Here we are a week into the new year and I'm just posting my New Year's post. I was going to recap 2008 but, nah. 2008 was not a great year. The greatest thing about 2008 was the arrival of Scoop. She is a bright light in my life and I could snuggle her all day. She won't let me because there are far to many things to do and explore but I would if given the chance.

You know I don't make resolutions, what am I , The Declaration of Independence? I make lists. Sometimes I even do what's on those lists. I didn't bother making a list for 2008 because I knew I had a baby coming in February. My list would have looked like:
  • Feed baby
  • Burp baby
  • Change baby
  • Try not to lose my shit

My list from 2007 can be seen here. A bit of success. We have zero credit card debt and saved some money which is helping my sanity right now, I just wish it were more. I organized things. Cleaned the closet and that's about it. But it's a new year. A new beginning. Or something.

So here it is the long awaited (by you, that's who. Work with me people) List Of Things To Do In 2009!

  • Lose weight. Who'd have thunk it? More on this later.
  • Quit smoking. Why, yes, I am a cliche thank you. This was on my list in 2007 and I actually did it. When I found out I was pregnant I quit. Easily. Then the baby came and with her came post partum depression and a job layoff and the Marlboro Man. When he knocked on the door I opened it and threw my arms around him. Should have told him to piss off. I quit for two months (I think. Plurk people, do you remember?) this summer. I am weak but this is my year. I must quit.
  • Exercise and in general take better care of myself. More sleep. Time for me to recharge, that kind of thing.
  • Find a job. Or the Big Guy find a job. Or both of us. Between you and me, the Big Guy find a job that pays enough for me to stay home. I've been here a while and it kind of grew on me.
  • Put pictures in frames. Two years after the original list and I still haven't done it.
  • Update the baby books. Scoop's has her name in it and Ebaby is only two from the info in the book. Bad mommy.
  • Spend more time with the family rather than around them trying to get something done.
  • Blog more. I've missed it.
  • Pray more. I really need it.

I'm sure I've missed something but this is a start. Hopefully two years from now I can have everything checked off my list.


Noelle said...

It's a good list. Many of the items on my list this year are money-oriented. I would like to make enough money to not have to go out and make money.

Rachel said...

I like your list! Alot of those would be on my list. And, I'm a cliche too.

Karmyn R said...

Funnily enough your list looks exactly like mine except the smoking part.

That Chick Over There said...

Excellent list. I have every confidence in you!

{i}Post said...

I need more time to spend with the family as well, instead of just around them! That is a good one.

I don't do resolutions or lists. I do themes. This year's theme is "Simplicity."

Hugs and smooches!

CPA Mom said...

Let's see.

My list would also include: lose weight, get more sleep, update baby books - hell - START books! And my kids are 6 and 4 so you are better than I am! Spend more time with family and instead and just around them. pray more. definitely pray more.

we will do this together. you WILL quit smoking. Or I'll have to come BACK to your house and kick your butt. tehehehehehehe.

Sherry said...

A great list and you can do it. Will power and dedication isn't that what they say???
I like the "blog" more the best :)
Selfish of me huh? But I love reading your blogs so uh oh yep I am hooked.

Lost A Sock said...

I hope you have a fantastic 2009! Is it awful that Lose Weight has been on my list for like, ten consecutive years now? Keep trying, right?

Also, I totally have that feed baby, burp baby this year. You crack me up.

itsmee said...

LOL don't be so hard on yourself about quitting smoking, each time you try you're getting a step closer to giving up completely.

Glad you're blogging again and very glad I found it!

Wendy (gcgal)