Happy New Year!

Posted on: January 7, 2013

So I started this blog in May of 2012.  I actually wrote a long entry a few days after May 9th, but then somehow hit a wrong button or something and it disappeared, which was pretty discouraging. Then I got busy with school, and then I got a job for a few months (while still doing school in my spare moments, I’m still not sure how I juggled everything), and then school stayed busy and I was pretty fried, and then the holidays happened, and… yeah, here we are.  

I gave up on making much of New Year’s resolutions in the past — my resolution last year was to floss more, and didn’t even do that, and some years I’ve made none at all — but this year I’m making a few.  

One of them, which may be obvious by the fact that I am typing now, is to use this blog.  I’ve been wanting to, and writing entries in my head, but have failed to get to the keyboard, until now.  

Another is to take more pictures and videos.  There have been months where I’ve taken very few photos and no videos for the sole reason that my daughter’s hair was a mess — she’s got pretty crazy hair, and it takes a squirt bottle and a lot of brushing/combing to tame it, and then it often winds up a wild mess again in a short time.  She’s not a big fan of the squirt bottle, or holding still, so I often wind up only taking the time to make it look half-decent when we’re going somewhere.  And then I’m too ashamed to take pictures of her activities and cuteness.  Or the house is a mess and I’m ashamed of that.  (I could resolve to spend more time decluttering, but it’s just not one of my priorities.)  No more!  

The last resolution is a smaller one, but can also be assisted by blogging about it:  I want to freeze more ready-to-cook and already-cooked meals.  Done properly, this should result in less time spent in the kitchen, and also decrease our reliance on quick but not terribly healthy meals such as hot dogs, grilled cheese, and Taco Bell.  

There are other small resolutions:  I’m drinking out of wine glasses more, because I enjoy it, even if it’s just water, and I have half a million candles that I should actually light more often.  And goals such as being a good mom and helping my daughter grow, doing projects around the house, trying new recipes, and working hard at school are ongoing, not just for the new year.

So… here goes nothing!


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