Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A New Year means new thoughts and plans

Do you ever sit down at the computer with tons of stuff to blog about, but then immediately get writer's block? I swear this has been happening to me for the last month! I sit down and then realize that I have nothing worthwhile to say! So, I'm just going to start typing and praying that this post makes a bit of sense. :)

Wow! Can you believe it's actually 2010? I vividly remember when it was 1999 and everyone thought the world was going to end!! LOL! Since it is a new year, I decided to update the look of my blog and type up a few thoughts/plans for 2010.
  • Last year, I promised that I would type up our adoption story, and for the most part, I did. I will finish the story soon.
  • I need to do better on my couponing. I have fallen off the wagon a bit and need to get back on it! Unfortunately, a Sunday has already passed and I didn't buy a paper. Not off to a good start...
  • I plan on tracking my savings this year. I started doing this last year and found my calendar where I wrote down the numbers. It was quite an impressive start and I would like to do it again. Maybe I can last three months this year...
  • Each week I would like to cook something in my crockpot. I have already used my crockpot once so I'm actually off to a great start! However, the verdict is still out on the tastiness....we'll see tonight.
  • Reading books. Oh, how I used to be an avid reader. I would sit down with a book and finish it before the sun came up the next day. Yes, I am a freakishly fast reader. However, since I started working and then having Caroline, reading has been put on the backburner. I would love to see myself reading at least thirty new books this year. I guess since we are on a budget, that would mean getting a library card...anyone have an idea on how to get one of those???
  • Running....yes, I said running. I started out doing awesome with this, but then I got sick right before Christmas. I didn't even have the strength to get out of bed much less run in the frigid weather. So, I need to get back. I would like to find a small (very short) race to participate in this spring. It would help with the accountability.
  • Turning off the television more....this is a big one for us. We are horrible at leaving the television on, even when we aren't watching it. It's like we need the background noise. So, I plan on being more aware of this and just exactly how much tv Caroline watches. She doesn't watch tons, but I definitely know she could cut back.

Okay, if you are still here after all of the randomness, thank you! These were just some thoughts that were circling around in my brain and I thought I should at least try to type them up. I hope you guys have a wonderful new year and I would love to hear some of ya'll's (can you tell I'm from the South?) thoughts for the upcoming year.


Tammy said...

It's so funny to me how we mamas all think alike! We had a lot of the same resolutions! I'm a nerd and make a list! Robert & I make family goals and personal ones each year...any excuse to make a list, right?! I enjoy reading ya'lls happenings! AND, I can't wait to read the rest of your adoption story. I always send your link to people when they are in the process of adopting. Caroline is truly a miracle!

Over-Caffeinated X 4 said...

Okay, I have a good idea for you on the book thing... our local book club does a book swap. I don't know where you would find the book club, but if you hook up with one, it's a great deal because usually they have pretty current books. What do you like to read? I have several, maybe we can somehow get them to you. 30 is a huge goal. I'm an avid reader and that would be an aggressive goal for me so you must be freakishly fast.

Crock pot, however, I am way more help in this department. I have a TON of great CP recipes that I love and use mine at least twice/week in the winter. My absolute fav. that everyone who tries it loves is so simple... throw in three (or however many you need) frozen chicken breasts, a polish sausage (the whole thing) and one jar of pasta sauce. Set that baby on low and let it go until dinner. Serve it over bow-tie pasta and it's YUMMY! I have bunches more. I have a couple of good cook books too, but mostly I have figured out that it's pretty hard to mess up something in the crock pot. If you can throw it in, it will cook and taste good. I've done whole chickens, ribs, wings, pork chops, roast, etc.

I've totally fallen off the coupon wagon too. I haven't clipped a q in over a month! :( Yikes. It's killing me at every check-out. I spent 247 this week at Wal-Mart. Yikes!

There is a Music City Half Marathon in April if you want a weekend in Nashville. :)

Kristine said...

I just love her little dress and her Santa picture! darling.

Leah and Maya said...

see you do have something to blog about! I thoguth about doing a mini triathalon, but it cost money and I could see that better spent somewhere else, plus, I can't breath, so swimming biking and running aren't my fav things. Yes get a free library card I love to read and here when you check out a book its good for 1 month so grab a bunch and recheck the ones you dont' finish online or go get more. Maya loves the library we go everyweek for preschool storytime and crafts.