Thursday, December 29, 2005

New Year, New Clew ...

... or at the very least, hopefully somewhat improved.

I've been thinking about New Year's Resolutions. I normally don't make them anymore but after 2005 being such a weird, topsy turvy year I am somehow inspired to compile a list of minor life altering commitments. I know this is a boring post but I'm hoping that if I "write them out loud" I'll be more apt to stick to them ;). I shall also retitle my list in attempt to dodge the cheesy stigma of the term "resolution". Hey, whatever works.

Thanks for indulging me.



CLEW'S 2006 ADHERENCES:

  • Now that the holidays are over, I'm going to return to healthy eating. I usually am very conscious about what I eat and eating sensibly really does make a difference, not just externally but internally. I've been feeling like total crap for the last few months with all the heavy foods and dessert breads and chocolates and way too much social eating. Dang it's all been good though. Sure enjoyed it.
  • I'm going to get back to my workouts. Before having Incrediboy I was a Tae Bo junkie. I felt great and I looked hot (LOL). I miss that on both counts. I'll probably never look as good as I used to after having my puppy but I'm sure as heck done with feeling jiggly. I am definitely going to work that back into my schedule. BILLY BLANKS ROCKS!
  • I'm going to get back to my scrapbooking regularly. I've only sporadically done anything in ages - I have 2 elaborate vacations, 3 years of puppyhood and 2 years of babyhood and toddlerhood to preserve, not to mention several years of other general life events and my retrostash of stuff going back to the beginning of time. I miss my scrapping sanctuary and I don't want any more details to fade. Not to mention that even as I catch up, life marches on!!! AAACK!!! (Plus it's a perfect excuse to play with my new Christmas gift, my killer photo printer from the Hub! :D!)
  • I'm going to watch less TV. I watch way too much TV during my me-time for all this other stuff I want to be doing.
  • I'm going to write more frequently in Incrediboy's Journal. I've slacked off to only once or twice a month in the latter half of this year. There are too many things to capture for him to be writing so infrequently.
  • I'm going to take the boy (and myself) back to church. We haven't gone since he was about 4 or 5 months old - just got out of the habit. We are a Christian home but now that he's older we owe it to him to raise him with a church family too. Life is so much better when the Lord is included.
  • Some other nunya-stuff that I'm not going to list here.


I am anticipating a busy New Year's weekend and may not be around much - The Hub and I are taking tomorrow off for a play day (Woohoo!) and you know how weekends are - so I take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Don't party too largely, and remember to write your name in your underwear in case you get lost.

25 comments:

joy said...

Hey Clew! Thanks for visiting my blog! I've parused through your blog and I have to say, you are a wonderful writer. The "Shambala" entry was particularly poignant.....it brought tears to my eyes. I'm definitely putting you on my "favorite" list. Happy New Year!! :)

Mike said...

Looks like a good list to me. Thanks for the tip about the underwear, should save me from having to keep buying some. Happy New Year to you also.

FTS said...

Thanks for stopping by -- again. :)

I try to watch what I eat, too, but from Thanksgiving to Christmas it gets tough, doesn't it? The key for me is moderation -- which means stopping at one piece of pumkin pie rather than eating the whole thing. ;)

It's also nice to see someone resolving to get back into church. That's never a bad thing.

At least your list is doable. I've made lists in the past that were so far out of reach they were in another state.

Lori said...

Great list, clew...things for every part of you: physical, spiritual, mental and emotional. You're really going to be great at the end of 2006 (thought I think the clew I know now is pretty awesome :-))

Thanks for all of your support this year. I'm so happy we've met! A very Happy and Blessed New Year to you, hub, incrediboy and most beautiful d!
XOXOX

Kristi said...

Wow, after reading some of your resolutions, I started thinking, "Hmm, that sounds like me. Huh, that sounds like me too. Wait a minute, I do that too!" Maybe I should reconsider making resolutions this year!

Friendly neighborhood Redneck said...

Good luck on your resolutions!! God konw's I'm gonna need it! ;0)

As for the journal for you little one! Damn, that's a great idea! I wish I would have done something like that for mine!

ramblin' girl said...

{writing name in underwear} I hope to party largely... thanks for the tip!

Happy New Year!!

Seabiscuit said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Nicole said...

Happy New Year Clew!

Wonderful List!! :)

bigwhitehat said...

Happy New Year.

Bougie Black Boy said...

Great! I need to post my new years resolutions. But mine seem a bit uhm... minute compared to yours! :)

Sue's World said...

My new year resolutions are very similar to yours. I think the hardest one for me to keep will be going back to church regularly. My little boy (2 years old) is so darn LOUD.

Good luck with the adherences and Happy New Year to you and your family.

Kristi said...

Happy New Year to you too!

martie said...

"Write your name in your underwear in case you get lost" ......too funny! Hadn't heard that one before. Since I don't party I won't need to do that! Happy New Year to all of you and kisses and hugs!

Bill Scott, Sr. said...

I look forward to hearing what the Lord does as you go back to church. Please continue to update us as the Lord speaks to your heart. It will be neat to watch what he does as you draw closer and closer to Him.

ProfessorGQ said...

You're into scrap booking? I should try to do that...I am doing the workout thing too...Happy New Year!!!

Bougie Black Boy said...

yeah, scrapbooking.
At first when this frenzy started, I thought it was lame. BUT--then when I saw the time, patience, and effort and money and love the creators put into them, I was amazed... Love to see some of your scrap booking!

Rebecca said...

Hey Clew!
Did you delete my comments??? I posted one right after Stephen - and now it's gone???? That's weird!!!

Well, all I said anyway was that I'll be staying at home drinking fine champagne and eating cheap chinese food. It doesn't get much better than that!!!

Have a spectacular NYE - and warm wishes for a prosperous new year!

Ruben said...

Happy New Years friend.

Bainwen Gilrana said...

Tae Bo! That is so much fun! Although I always felt a bit silly following along with moves on a TV.

This is a wonderful bunch of resolutions. Do you have a church in mind that you're going to take Incrediboy to? If not, don't be afraid to try several different ones until you find the one that feels right. When you find it, you'll know. :-)

Tony Myles said...

My experience is that resolutions only work if you put them out there to people who will help your remember them.

This is a good start! :)

TC said...

Great resolutions. I agree with all of them. I wrote about mine today too and reading yours made me want to go back and edit mine. LOL, but I won't.

Pirate said...

Well i'll back you. Good luck. They all sound attainable.

bigwhitehat said...

Prospero Anno Felicidad.

naive-no-more said...

I have no problem keeping you accountable for this list. You know me. I love to tell you what you should do, especially if it involves no work on my end. :)