Happy (not so) New Year

I’m not a huge fan of  New Years resolutions. They are often cliche, over and underdone at the same time, and almost never come to fruition. That being said, I do have a few particular things I would like to work on this year.

1. I will write more. That means more blogging, more time spent writing in my “letters to Elliott” journal, and more emails to my husband while he’s away. Time is moving way too fast, and I’m so sleep deprived that in a year or two or ten I fear I won’t remember any of this.. and I know I will want to remember it.

2. I will put more money into savings. I have already started doing the 52 week plan, where you put a dollar per week of the year into a savings account, working up to $52 transferred the last week of the year. Only, I’m doing that backwards. Will have a little over $1300 in the bank by the end of the year, which isn’t much, but it’s a start. 

3. I will tackle the rest of this baby weight and then some! I’m already itching to get out and exercise but I know my body isn’t ready.. At least I don’t get winded walking around Costco anymore!

4. I will love more, live more, laugh more.. all around try to remember that I am a positive person and I am capable of accomplishing more than I know and more often than not, the only one holding me back is me.

That’s all I can think of for now, on the fly, sitting on my office floor. Was just setting up an automatic payment for our water bill because that’s one of the last ones I have to physically take care of every other month and with a baby, I’d rather not leave that up to memory to get taken care of anymore.

For the few people that stumble across my blog, and the few regular readers I have, do you have any resolutions? I love the idea of them, even if they are silly.. but I also think re-inventing yourself shouldn’t be a once-a-year thing. I think the best people are always working to better themselves.

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Any Other Thursday

It’s a shame to think that any other Thursday, we don’t all have an excuse to meet up with friends and/or family, cook a good meal, and take a moment to think about all those things with which we have been blessed.

I spent a good portion of this month fighting a cold, which turned into bronchitis; and that left me in a bit of a sour mood. Was almost annoying seeing my friends on Facebook posting daily “I’m thankful for…” statements, when I couldn’t breathe without coughing, and had trouble sleeping even though that’s all I wanted to do.

I got to see my husband today, and it completely changed my mood. There were butterflies in my stomach, just knowing I was going to be able to see his face, and have a chance to talk to him. The simple kind of conversation people take for granted all the time, if not every day.

Thanksgiving is a bit of an odd holiday in my life. I don’t really have a specific tradition, unless you count eating in general and I do that every day. Last year I was with my husband in South Carolina. We had stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and.. a chicken!! Haha. I couldn’t find a small enough turkey, and didn’t really feel like searching all over. It was a delicious meal! My mom still harps on me for making a chicken instead of a turkey for my first thanksgiving as a wife though. Haha.

The year before that, the sailor and I had dinner at a 5-star restaurant in Tampa, Florida, after my soon-to be in-laws (at that time) cancelled on us. Couldn’t let a perfectly good trip go to waste, after all. Neither of us had turkey, and the day we spent at Busch Gardens that Friday, was even more fun than dressing up for dinner.

And I can’t even remember what I did the year before that.. went home from my senior year of college, I suppose. It’s funny how fast I have forgotten… Anyway, do you have a Thanksgiving day tradition? Is it called stuffing or dressing in your house?

Happy fourth Thursday in November, world. Hope it’s been a good one, wherever you are. And to those in the States, stay safe shopping tomorrow.