January 5, 2010

Revelations and resolutions

Posted in Life tagged , at 9:00 am by lifebytheday

As S and I were driving to our friends’ for NYE, he asked me, “what were your five favorite things (best things that happened, etc.) from this past year?”  Now, before I tell you what I said, keep in mind that I was GROUCHY on NYE day…  So it was with some effort that I scraped together my list:
1. Getting Killian
2. Going to Hawaii
3. S’s business really taking off (he now has two full-time employees, and plans to expand into a nearby factory in the new year)

And that was it.  I refused to wrap my brain around any other positives…so S helped.
4. That I have a job that I mostly don’t hate (and even occasionally like)
5. Our health.  This one was a wake up call for me – S’s mom has been in the hospital in Ireland for two weeks (was diagnosed with pneumonia and emphysema and is just generally very ILL) and I realized that I was being selfish by focusing on the negatives in my life. 

In fact, when I announced to S that instead of five good things, I could think of five bad things from the past year, he was gratified to find me stumped at item two.  My list:
1. We still don’t have a baby and aren’t pregnant
2. I’m fat (from the IVF meds, and then from just not caring because I’m going to get pregnant and fat soon anyways, right? ;-))

So actually, that’s a great segway into my resolutions for the year:
1. To eat better and exercise more regularly, so that my body is in the best shape possible for the ER and ET in February.  I can do that in a month, right?  Even after that, I want to try to stay in really good shape throughout my pregnancy, so I’m keeping this as a resolution for the year.
2. To to start a budget and keep better track of our bills.  When I feel overwhelmed by our finances, I tend to stick my head in the sand and “forget” to pay bills on time.  Never anything super important, but we’ve definitely been charged a late payment here or there.  Since we’re planning to have a baby in 2010, we want to get our debt paid down and our savings built up before our new addition arrives.  S really wants to get us to a place of better security (where I could maybe work part time once the baby comes).
3. To spend more time and energy on S and our relationship.  Now, that’s not to say that there’s anything wrong with our marriage, but we were definitely taking each other for granted a bit during the past few months.  I also need to find a way to physically “connect” better…hopefully ending the BCPs soon will help a little on that front. 😉

So there you have it, three resolutions basically focused on making sure that we are ready for our baby when he or she arrives – physically, financially, and emotionally.  Hopefully next year on NYE I’m able to say that the best thing that happened to us in 2010 was the birth of our child!!



  1. Kari said,

    Good luck with the resolutions and I hope next year your #1 best thing from 2010 will be the birth of your child!! Good luck with your February cycle!!

  2. jolene1079 said,

    You are NOT fat 😉 Sorry, just had to say that 😉 XOXO – your list is very reasonable!!!

  3. 21reena said,

    I think your resolutions are perfect…I may follow them myself 🙂

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