Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I'm Back!

So clearly New Year Goal Number 3 has been much of a fail as I've taken a four month hiatus from blogging. Truth be told, there is no good reason. I haven't carved out time and I really am bummed about it.

When I look back on these last four months, I won't have some sort of epic diary detailing my thoughts everyday and I'm sad about that. Life was lived and life will go on I suppose.

I make no promises other than to be better than what I was. There is no place to go but up right?

So, here is a list of the things that went on while I was on my blogging break (not in chronological order).

1. I weaned Malone. We had a great run for 21 months but it was time. I was getting resentful and he was starting to need to nurse more than I was comfortable with. Over about a 8 week period, we slowly dropped sessions and made new routine to replace our nursing times. Mike really stepped up the plate and now puts Malone to bed most nights.

2. I joined Weight Watchers and have lost almost 15 pounds. I have been slacking in that area though too lately and seem to be gaining and losing the same 3 pounds. I need to get more serious about that.

3. I am continuing to kick ass at my job. I enjoy my work, so it is easy to do a good job. However, now that the weather is getting nicer I am longing for my SHAM days so I can take Malone to the park and play whenever I want.

4. Malone has had a developmental explosion. He knows his colors and shapes, can count, and can identify 95% of letters. His favorite tv show is Wheel of Fortune and shows that feature trains (Chuggington and Thomas) are a close second. If you ask him, he will tell you that his favorite color is pink and most of the time his favorite letter is D, L, or O. He's also very interested in books and likes to read along and say the parts of the story he knows. And, he sings! Favorites songs include: The Wheels On The Bus, Pop Goes The Wiesel, Ring Around The Rosy, Tiny Tim, ABC's, and Rockabye Baby. I also started taking Malone to a parent and me gymnastics class, which he loves (he calls it nastics).

5. Mike ran a 10k race!

6. My friend Tara's father passed away. It was really sad and upsetting to watch a friend go through the loss of a parent because I've been there myself. I had a lot of old feelings come up but I was still able to be there for her and be a good friend to her. I am really proud of myself for that because it wasn't easy. She gave the most beautiful eulogy I've ever heard.

7. We paid off all of our credit card debt! We are slowly on our way to building our wealth and saving for our dream of owning a home. It may take a few years, but we'll get it!

8. I have failed at quite a few of my New Years Goals. I joined twitter, but I don't tweet. I still just don't get it! I have not been reading much at all (I just need to find a good book!), I am drinking a fair amount of water, but not enough. I have not competed a craft project at all this year, let alone one each month! I have wasted a ton of time on the internet.

9. But I've done okay on some of my other goals. I just started a couch to 5k program and picked out my first race to run. We've joined the Y and I went to spinning class tonight. The biggest challenge I am finding with getting active is carving out the time. I don't get many hours a day with Malone and it is hard to leave to go work out when I could be spending time with him. If I wait until he's in bed, I'm too wiped. And he's up SUPER early in the morning. But, I am working on it. I haven't purchased a fancy new camera, but I'm saving for one! Operation Clutter reduction is underway. It's slow and overwhelming but I am determined!

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