Thursday, January 14, 2010

A little bit of ramble

I remember hearing a story about a mom who was is such a hurry that she fed her kids on the go. On this particular day she put some soup in a zip*lock bag, cut a small snip in the corner and had her child drink the soup while in the car (going to some sporting event or dance class, I'm sure). I always thought that was terrible and vowed never to be "that" mom or to be in that much of a hurry. Boy, did I eat my words. I seem to be doing that alot know, eating my words. It seems to be the norm for me.

Yesterday was a crazy, crazy day. Soup was not involved. There was no snipping of a zip*lock. Now, there was a zip*lock but instead of soup it was filled with chicken nuggets. I am a bad mom. After I picked Macy up from school we ran like crazy until it was time to get Reid from practice. I realized there would be no time to eat between picking him up and church. So, what's a Mom to do? Yep. Quickly cook some nuggets, pack up the nuggets in a zippy, pack up some chips and grab a Dr. Pep and run out the door. Sounds like such a nice and healthy dinner for my growing teenager, right? Well, he thought it was cool. Me, I was "that" mom!

So, there we go driving to church with the lights on in the car. Which I HATE because I can't see a darn tootin' thing while driving. Reid was gobbling down his brown bag dinner and Macy was in the back seat with her light on doing her homework. I swear. I'm sure we looked quite hilarious.

Which brings me to my next point. I think one of my New Years Resolutions should have been to slow down a bit. Learn to say no. Learn to take care of me and my family better and not to eat in the car so much. Is it too late to add on to my list? ha!

Which brings me to my next point. I have been detoxing my body since November and have really trying to heal my body from the inside out. I have not had coffee since the beginning of November and let me tell you. I really do. Especially with all this cold weather. I have really wanted to snuggle up with a cup of coffee and sit by the fire. But, now only herbal tea will do. I have been eating alot of beans, brown rice, veggies, fruit, vitamins and everything whole wheat. It has been great. I feel great. I have lost a little weight but still struggling and continuing with my journey. It has been hard but hoping it will pay off in the long run. 2010 is my year to be thin. Hey, that rhymed. Well, there you have it....that's my new motto! :)

Which brings me to my next point. Yesterday, I had an appointment with a personal trainer and she kicked my tail!! I am so sore today I can barely walk. I thought I was in better shape than that. Guess not. Well, I am well on my way.....

Peace out........

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Ringin' in 2010

I thought I would blog January know to start the year off on the right "bloggy" foot. But, no. It didn't happen. I thought about it but was so busy the day just passed me by. It made me sad because I wanted to really start my blogging off right and keep it up for 2010. I vowed to myself to make being a better blogger one of my new years resolutions. Just one. Because I have many.

I love blogs. Really, I do. I think it is a awesome way to journal your life, keep up with other friends and family and have fun doing, here it a new year, a new bloggy attitude, and keeping up with my life. I need your followers, my friends, my family...I need you to help me. If I haven't posted in a while I might need you to just knock me over the head. That might help. I do have some things in store for my blog and hopefully that will help keep you entertained. And for the love of all things good....leave me a comment. It helps my self-esteem. :)

2009 is gone. Honestly, I can say GOODBYE and GOOD RIDDANCE! It was a hard year for our family because of Poppi's death. We miss him so much and can feel his loss all around us. Especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. We all missed him so much. We missed him walking behind us picking up the crumbs and the wrapping paper we left behind. Nana's house was a mess because he wasn't there keeping up with all the cousins and our trash. We miss seeing him sweep his sidewalk, cracking funny jokes, leaving us notes, playing games on the computer, driving to the church 50 times a day and those trips to the grocery, oh my! Although he is gone and we miss him so, we know that he would want us to keep going, keep serving the Lord and to remember the great times. I think that is what 2010 is all about....a new start

Here are just a few of the things I want to change in 2010:

*I want to be a better mother and wife. I have been a mom for 13 years and I haved loved every minute of it. Now, listen when I say every minute isn't roses but I love it. This year is a little different....I have a teenager. Need I say more? I pray that this year brings good times and less attitude from my teenager and me. :) I love having a 7 year old and all her girly-ness. She is a princess and I love that. I want to enjoy every minute of mommy hood and give Troy more of my love and more of time. My husband is my rock and I love him dearly. I don't know what I would do without him. I hope that this year we can focus more on our relationship and maybe take a trip or two...or three. My family is my most prized possession.

*I want to be a better Christian woman. I want to spend more time in the word and apply more of it to my everyday life. I want to memorize more scripture and I vow to keep up with my scripture book. I love the Lord and want to also give him more of my time. HE is precious to me. I am thankful for all my blessings and I hope that 2010 will be a year of showing HIM my thankfulness and joy.

*I want to be more healthy. I want to eat healthier and exercise more. I have been struggling with my weight for over 10 years and I hope that 2010 will be the year of kicking that struggle in the tail. Literally.

*I want to be a better blogger and keep up with the fun things going on in our lives.

*I want to be a better friend. A better servant to others.

Happy 2010 to you all. I pray that your year be blessed with all you wish and hope for.....

Oh, by the way. Did you know that today's date is a palindrome? 01-02-2010. Say it backwards...weird. Just a little trivia for you today. :)