Thursday, December 30, 2010


I'm on my 8th day of vacation and it's kind of a double edged sword for me.  One the one hand, I LOVE getting to sleep in as long as I want and not having to go to work, but on the other I don't do well without some kind of structure. Yesterday I didn't get out of my pajamas all day.  I read on my Kindle, messed around on the computer and watched a movie. It was raining though, so that made it easier to just lay around.  I feel so lazy though.  Today it's sunny and we are going to go for a bike ride later.  I tend to become a hermit when I have so many days off.  I need to get out of the house. I have a couple of gift cards burning a hole in my pocket too so that's on the agenda today as well. I actually wouldn't have minded working a couple of days this week, since the time we have off is unpaid.

 I just realized I spent a whole paragraph complaining about my vacation.  Sorry.  You can tell me to shut up now.  :)  I'm just really bored.

You know how when you are on vacation you lose track of time?  Well I can't remember what day it is, let alone the date.  All day yesterday I thought it was Thursday.  For some reason I thought Thursday was New Year's Eve. All day long I kept asking Joe "What day is today?"  and "Is it New Year's Eve"?  All.  Day.  Long.  It was driving him crazy.  So then today I woke up and said "Today is Thursday.  *now* it's New Year's Eve".  He was so exasperated that he replied "NO.  Today is NOT New Year's Eve.  How about you stop asking me  and I will tell you when it is finally here." Of course now I have been asking him every half an hour as a joke.  Heh.

Speaking of New Year's Eve, I have been thinking about if I am going to make any New Year's resolutions.  In the past I have made them, but of course never kept them.  Weight loss is at the top of my list but I just don't know if I can find the motivation to do it.  Here's the thing:  I have lost weight many times throughout my lifetime. I am actually very good at losing weight.  I always use Weight watchers and it works very well for me.  5 years ago I lost 50 pounds.  Just last spring I lost 30(I was also walking 5 miles a day then).  The problem is, I always gain the weight back(although I haven't gained back *all* of the weight from last Spring.  But a good portion of it).  So my question for anyone out there that has lost a significant amount of weight is How do you keep it off?  How do you keep the motivation to stay on the healthy eating track and not gain the weight back?  It's amazing how quickly weight that took you a year to lose creeps back on.

The other goal I have tried for the last 3 years and not fulfilled was Project 365.   Every year I start out gung ho, snapping a picture religiously every day and then by the end of January I fizzle out.  Not because I get bored, but because I  live such a boring life that I literally run out of things to photograph.  There are only so many pictures of the sunset or my dog that one can take pictures of.
Do you make New Year's resolutions?  What are some of them?

We don't have any plans for New Year's.  In fact, this will be the first year in 10 years that we aren't baby sitting.  You would think we would have made some kind of grand plans or something but we're just planning on staying home and trying to stay awake long enough to watch the ball drop in NY. New Year's Eve is the 22nd anniversary of the day we met so we might throw a bottle of champagne in there, but that's about it.

Anyone have any fun plans for New Year's Eve?  I'd love to hear about them.


Carrie said...

Well My new Years resolutions is to stop yelling when I get mad and also to get back into shape and also I would like to adopt again so I would need to get money for that cause we are broke! On New Years Eve I am planning nothing! The Hubby is working so there goes that Idea! So looks like we will have a Movie count down to Midnight with the four Kids in my bed with junk food which I will try not to eat because I need to get back into shape! Hahaha Hugs

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

number 1 resolution, for me, lose weight, exercise more and be more mentally present in my life!

No NYE plans here. Maybe a movie. I want to see, The Kings Speech I am not a big NYE woman. To me it is over rated.

Much love to you my friend.


2china4S said...

No resolutions yet for the new year and I only have 5 hours left. :) Never been a resolution person. I do however will have to come to terms with the fact that SS will be our last child. Stings like hell.

No big plans here either. Having crab, buffalo wings and salad for dinner, and watching Avatar. I just could not get into the darn movie. Chances are we will be asleep by midnight while SS will be going strong, as usual.

Happy 22 anniversary of meeting your soulmate. P and I met on Christmas eve. :)