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!