Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Well, I should have waited...

Well, I should have waited another day before posting my goals.

1. I hope to be a better mom this year. I'm not saying I've been a terrible mom, but I haven't been the best either. For one, I've yelled way too much in 2009. I hope that in 2010 I will set a better example for my boys on how to handle life without yelling. I totally yelled at the boys during clean up time tonight.

2. I hope to continue strengthening my relationship with B this year. We added some date nights in 2009 that were great, but I want to make sure we continue focus on spending quality time together this year.
Didn't have time to talk when B called the first time. Then didn't notice the message when he called the second time until it was too late to call him back. Oops! Sorry, honey.

3. I hope to be better at keeping my house in order this year. Not only do I need to find a better way to organize my time so that the house gets cleaned on a regular basis, but also I want to help get into a better cleanup routine with the boys so there aren't toys everywhere all the time. I want to teach them good life habits. And, I'm tired of feeling guilty about NOT cleaning.
I did do clean up with the boys, but did not do any house cleaning even though the boys took a 2 hour nap today.

4. I hope to do better with cooking on a regular basis and about cooking healthy food. I want to help my boys build better eating habits and I want to be a healthier person. And, I'm tired of feeling guilty about NOT cooking.
We had hot dogs and mac n' cheese for dinner.

5. I want to exercise more. I've NEVER been a person who exercised. I've tried a few times, but it never lasted too long. I'd just rather be knitting. I'm trying again. I'm not worried about losing weight or anything, but I would really like to be healthier. If I happen to look better in a bathing suit, then that is just an awesome bonus.
I changed into my workout clothes, but never worked out. In my defense, I slipped on our stairs on Saturday and bruised my tail bone and it still really hurts. Edited to Add: After I finished my Owl Sweater I decided to work out and finished my EA Active workout for the day. My hiney hurts.

6. I want to spend more time enjoying my children. I'm with my children all the time, but I'm not always enjoying them. I want to be able to slow down more and just appreciate them and how wonderful they are.
The boys and I did have some fun. So I guess that's one that I did okay in.

7. I want to focus on the important things in life and ignore some of the fluff. I think this means a lot less time on the internet. Sorry friends! You'll probably be reading less of this blog this year, seeing less comments from me on your blogs and seeing less of me on Ravelry and Facebook. Wish me luck!
I piddled away 2 hours of free time (while the boys were napping) doing stuff on the computer.

8. I want to continue my knitting and try some new patterns and techniques. I love that knitting is both relaxing and creative for me. I love the tried and true parts as well as the opportunities to learn new things.
I'm about to go knit so that's another one I did okay on. Woo hoo! I'm also done with the Owls Sweater. Edited to Add: I finished my Owl Sweater (except for the buttons)--pictures coming soon.

9. I want to give more this year. I'm not sure how, but I want to give back more this year. I want to get involved in some sort of charity work, be kinder to the environment, generally make the world a better place.
Don't think I helped anyone or the world today.

10. I really hope to achieve more balance in my life this year. I always feel like I'm doing well in one area and am behind in everything else. I'm either being a good wife or a good mom, but rarely both. If I cooked dinner, the house is a mess. If I cleaned, we're having hotdogs and french fires for dinner. If the boys are happy, I've neglected me or B. I need to find a way to balance all the aspects of my life so that all bases are covered or that I am fine with the ones that are not. I think this will be the key to achieving all my goals for 2010.
Hmmm....balance. Yeah.

Two (make that Three) out of ten. There's only room for improvement I guess. LOTS of room for improvement.


Jadielady said...

That's the difference between goals and resolutions.
A resolution, people feel that the first failure is permission to give up.
A goal is having the intent to continue to do better. So one mistake does not mean its over :)

Yarnhog said...

Is it bad of me that I laughed through your whole post?

Welcome to motherhood, in all its glory. ;)

My husband always says, "If you're worried about doing a good job, you're doing a good job." Hang in there. (Ever heard of flylady.com? I don't follow her, but I know lots of people who swear by her method for getting/keeping the house under control.)

Nicole B. said...

hey lady: i love your post and have many of the same hopes for the coming year! miss you!

Cat said...

stop beating yourself up, you are wonderful! I can't imagine a more wonderful person... most people would feel lucky to be your dog, much less a member of your family... how about a goal in which you ONLY state the positive, the little changes you managed that day or the goals you did meet! yeah for the 3 you felt good about! love you!