Thursday, January 1, 2009

The First Day of 2009

 2008 really pooped us out!

My clan enjoyed an uneventful, snow-filled 1st day of 2009.  Missy Pants was as cute as ever. She cooed and laughed in her exesaucer, and managed to flash a great smile in one of her new bows !

Seriously people, you have to check out the cute stuff Lindsay makes on her website- I'm totally obsessed and am planning to budget money from each paycheck to accessorize Miss Ali! She now of course has got to have a bow on each and every day! Plus, I've found awesome presents to buy for all the new babies in my life :)

I thought long and hard about what my resolutions for 2009 are going to be, and here is what I came up with:
  • I am going to try really hard not to be so obsessive about my house.  I seriously clean some part of this house each and every day.  I never relax because I'm always cleaning- I do not take any moments of Ali's nap time to relax, and when I do, I feel really guilty for not using the time more "wisely".  I've gotten so bad that I never feel a sense of accomplishment when I do have the whole place cleaned.  I really need to stop stressing out about it and realize that it isn't what matters- and really, my house is probably over-cleaned... and REALLY - who cares!?
  • I also am going to work on softening my heart towards my mother -in-law.  I need to stop being selfish and realize that she isn't doing anything she does to be mean or infringe on our lives in anyway.  She really is a messed up old woman who doesn't have anything else besides us, and I need to embrace that.  
  • Another resolution I have is to not feel contempt towards my husband for not helping me as much as I think he should.  When I really stop and assess the situation, I've got it better than most women. My husband does a lot more then what I ask of him- he is an amazing man and I am so lucky, and I need to remember that.  I also need to ask for his help instead of just assume he should know when I need it- after all, he is a guy... and I've learned they're pretty straight forward in their assumptions of the world.

So there ya have it.  And really, if I do improve on all of these things, I will be a happier me! And who doesn't want to be happier !

And with that, I'm off to drink my 3rd glass of wine (woo! woo! I'm such a party animal, I know) and take myself a bubble bath!


Just say Julie said...

Just stopping by from SITS! I had a really hard time with "contempt" towards my husabnd for not helping out more last year, but we are both trying to figure out ways to make our time together less competitive and more fun. Hope that you are successful in meeting your goals!

Nanette said...

Awww, such a cutie! Love the bows!

Lindsay said...

I just think she's a DOLL!

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