Friday, January 4, 2013

An Introduction

I started this three years ago and for the sake of time, will just say this for now.  Mom of two kids with special needs, wife, former teacher, and a big fan of pop culture who likes to read and horror movies are my favorite.  If you would like to pursue a relationship with me (lol) there are some ground rules for courtship.  The first being, this is MY blog and unlike other public areas, ie facebook, I will not be censoring myself.  To that end, there will be swear words, I will question things, and some might get offended.  My goal with this blog is to write for ME and there might be some casualties along the way.  But, I hope you stick it out with me for I have learned my life is a hell of a trip at times.

PS.  while I can grammar check pretty darn well...I write with limited time so there will be mistakes, as well as mistakes in my spelling...I just suck at spelling.  Always have...sorry

New Year....Same Me

Someone somewhere came up with the slogan, "New Year, New You."  So with that in mind, I bring you my first blog posting in almost three see how well that worked out the first time, but everyone likes a comeback kid.  Like many people throughout the world, I will list my new year's resolutions, some steps for reaching them, and in say six months we can revisit this post to see how magnificently I have failed.

1.  Write More:
  • Okay-off to a good start with this one.  Found out I already had a blog started and am writing something.  Yea me.  For the sake of honesty, I am going to TRY to write a blog a week.  A real blog, not just some crap, but something meaningful to me.  In order to reach some of the peace and relaxation I am hoping to achieve, I need to write.  I enjoy doing it and I would hate to lose that talent.
  • Santa brought me that Dragon program, where you speak and it types for you.  Now I can type and pretty quickly. but with the kids this piece of technology MIGHT help me with this goal.  Right now, it is still in the box, but I will let you know how that journey goes.
  • To extend and now almost over extend myself, I will also write AT LEAST one page a month on my book.  My character Adrianne is really pissed that I have left her alone for so long.  I would really like to finish telling her story.

2.  Less Time on Facebook:
  • This one is not that hard.  I can log off the damn thing and find other things to do with my time.  When my parents came to visit, I was barely on it, and guess what?  The world kept turning and I survived on getting on everyday.  Granted, I do need to update family and friends on the girls, post pictures, etc.  But I have given up the games on fb and lived to tell about it.

3.  Read more for fun: 
  • I have read and reread The Hunger Games and The Other Boleyn Girl so many times now that I can pretty much recite the lines, so it is time for something else.  I also need to move away from Alison Weir and her Tudor histories (which are good reads) and true crime novels.  So I will be taking suggestions.  I have saved amazon gift cards for long enough and should be able to make time to read, if anything before bedtime.

4.  Not gain anymore weight:
  • Ha!  It would be SO EASY to say lose weight, but I know me and I know that I am setting myself up to fail, especially if I have a set amount of pounds I want to lose.  The reality is I would like to lose a very skinny model or an Olson twin that I seemed to have picked up somewhere along the way.  I can blame many many things, but I know the truth.  I am an emotional eater.  When things are bad (which, sigh, is often) or stressful I bake.  Then I eat what I bake.  Now I am FAT.  not use hiding that fact either.  
  • I guess I need a plan.  So here is a rough draft.  After Madelynn's surgery, I will start watching what I eat....not fair to do it when spending time in the hospital.  Also, she will be close to starting school which will free up time at home to workout.  I plan on putting Just Dance and others like it to use.  And, I am going to try to bake less.  Or at least let the hubs take part of what I bake to work to get it out of the house.
  • This is a tough one to do.  I know a year from now I will still not be at my ideal weight, but IF I can focus and just take that first step, I will be a happier and, dare I say it, healthier person...

I am not sure if these few changes will be a NEW me, but I think they will help improve me.  Time will tell…just wish there was more time to make sure this all gets done.