Sunday, December 31, 2006

Make it to midnight?

So it's almost midnight...well, midnight is 47 minutes away anyway. My husband I were just enjoying (I use that word loosely) banter about making it to the gym this year. He offered a pinkie swear, an unbreakable agreement in our 7 year relationship, to each promise to work out (and for me, that means actually going to the gym I belong to) at least 3 times per week.

We are both overweight and used to not be that way. We were both athletes, both semi-hot, when we met. Now we've morphed into the chubby parents in the preschool set. Ugh. I so don't want to be the chubby parents. Jay and I agree that we are not embarrassingly fat...YET...but we could be headed that way. We're off to weddings in Estes Park, CO, and Cheyenne WY, this summer - and would like to be 1/2 way back to semi-hot. What's less than semi- but more than not at all???

SO...to the gym I go - laughing all the way...ho, ho, ho.

I'm just proud that I'll be awake for the actual new year, for the 1st time in a few years. Seems I've been pregnant for two of the last five, and lazy for the rest. We never go out - and we're always home. Just seems we always doze off. This year I perked back up because our 8-month old woke up for a bottle - got my second wind. Before that we've been watching the Seinfeld marathon and downing some local microbrew. I know it's probably not cool to watch Michael Richards' show - but he's not the 1st crazy actor we've loved. And Kramer didn't do anything to tick us off. So I guess I'm going to go see which episode they're airing when midnight comes to Omaha. We sure know how to party at my house!!!

Friday, December 29, 2006

A New Year...Again

So it's resolution time...

This year - I resolve to keep my resolutions. And it would seem there are many.

This year, I want...
  1. To play with my kids more.
  2. To watch less TV (see #1).
  3. To eat less junk.
  4. To eat more veggies, fruits, non-junk food.
  5. To be a better wife, teacher, neighbor, aunt, daughter, church member...you name it.
  6. To exercise.
  7. To take my vitamins.
  8. To spend less money.
  9. To pay attention to the news so I can make an educated vote in '08.
  10. To smile more.

It doesn't seem all that unrealistic, yet it does. I get tired, grouchy, sick, hungry, human...and I do none of the above things. I plop to watch TV, I eat some tortilla chips, I ignore my husband and/or my kids, I don't go to the gym, I don't take care of myself...if I could do less of that - I would so be on the right track.

AND SO - If anyone has the magic answer - the solution to the timeless issue of there not being enough of me to go around...please post it here. I am dying to know. Until then, I guess I'll just keep writing resolutions...and trying to keep even just one of them.

I'll let ya know how it goes. ~Melanie

BLOG VIRGIN

Okay - I've honestly kept a journal since 3rd grade when I got one through a Weekly Reader book order. I wrote "Do Not Enter!" and "Keep Out!" all over the outside and then wrote entries like "I'm in 3rd grade. I like to smile." inside. Rivoting. As I got older, the entries got steamier. Of course, I mostly wrote when I was angry or sad, so it was mostly dark. And about boys...

This journal (I struggle to call it a blog!) is sure to be about boys too, since I'm married and have a son. But I also have a daughter, a career, a home, a church, an education - hmmm....maybe I should just stick with "I'm 29 years old". I like to smile." I'll try harder next time. ~Melanie