Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Because I said I would...

I told y'all about the thing I saw where instead of making New Year's "resolutions", people were asked to write a statement that started with "This year I will..." and ended with "...because I said I would".  I really love this because it seems more real and like something (I at least) feel I would hold myself accountable to.  Here are my "...because I said I would"s for 2014.

This year I will...

  • Pay more attention to my children and love of my life, and less attention to my phone.
  • Never be too busy to look at what my children are asking me to look at (no matter how many times I've seen it or how unimportant it may seem).  If it's important to them and they want to share it with me, it's important to me.
  • Never turn them away when they want to crawl in my lap, sit by me, or anything else that includes them WANTING to be with me.  I know those times will come less and less the older they get, so I need to cherish them more now.
  • Care less about what people think of me.  I make no apologies for who I once was, who I am now, and who I will be in the future.  And I mean this in every aspect of my life and in every role I play.
  • Worry less and enjoy more.
  • Do my best to remember as much about this pregnancy as possible.  This will be the last time I ever have a baby growing inside of me and I want to embrace it as much as I can.  Every flutter, every kick, every hiccup, every part that I can.
  • Savor every moment I have with this baby once he/she is born.  I have always felt like I was so stressed when the twins were born, going to school and working and having very little help from their dad, that I was just going through the motions.  I remember so little about those first few months that I was home with them and I regret that very much.
  • Learn how to be a mom to THREE and not stress about it.  I'm never going to be perfect at this parenting thing, but I can do the best I can for my babies.
  • Make healthy choices during this pregnancy and even more after baby is born.  I want to feel good inside and out.  And lezbehonest I want to look damn good in all of the unwanted pictures that will be taken of me with the baby.
  • Learn how to say no.  To others and to myself.  I mean, I am pretty convincing and sometimes that gets me in trouble.
  • Go to new places and try new things.  Restaurants, foods, vacation spots, stores, hobbies, anything and everything.  I love my little comfort zone, but it's time to step out of it.  At least every once in a while.
  • Watch more F.R.I.E.N.D.S.  (jk I'm not sure that's even possible, thanks to TBS and Nick@Nite)...

Ok I know that is a long list.  Honestly several of those things go hand-in-hand with each other so once I get the ball rolling with one, everything else should fall into place.  I said SHOULD.  I could probably double this list, but I ain't got time for all that.  No one likes an over-achiever anyway. 

I hope that if you're reading this, you too have some "because I said I would"s that will make this year absolutely amazing.  If you don't, get that shit started now!  The deadline for changing your life isn't January 1st, in case the rest of the world  didn't tell you.

Mama's Out.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Guess who's back...

It's me!  It's me!  Ok not really, this is probably just a fluke...but it's a start.  I finally had some free time where I could be alone with my thoughts and decided I better document them!  Life has been crazy busy lately.  In case you missed it, here is what happened the last half of my 2013...

  • Our annual "End of Summer Vacation" was cut short because of my pesky gallbladder.  Spent the first night in Galveston at the ER and headed home the next morning.  I was then rushed into emergency surgery to have my gallbladder removed.  Fun times.  Recovery was a biotch but I survived and was glad to know that the cause of all of my random stomach pains was finally taken care of.
  • Kason and Kutter started first grade and started losing their teeth!  Exciting times all around, except for the Tooth Fairy, because that bitch is now broke.
  • Found out we are expecting a baby that will be joining us around the first week in June, or earlier.  We are all dying to know if it's a girl or a boy, but we have to wait one more week!
  • My best friend asked me to marry him, and suurrrpprrriiiiiissse, I said YES!
  • We bought a house back in the Spring and have slowly been remodeling here and there, so that's an ongoing 2013/2014 project. 

So yeah, that is just a tiny glimpse into what has been going on in my world since I went on a blogging hiatus way back when.  I've missed it a little, but have enjoyed keeping up with you guys and staying in touch via Facebook and Instagram.

As is mandatory for New Year's everyone has been making and posting New Year's Resolutions and it has been quite fun to read what all of the plans are for 2014.  Everyone's all like, "I'm going to run four 1/2 marathons and a full marathon" and I'm over here like, "I'm gonna try not to get out of breath walking from my car to my classroom everyday".  I kid, but while crazy workout goals are not in my near future, I do enjoy seeing others work so hard to achieve theirs!

I saw a clip on our local news on January 1st about a sign that was posted for people to write on and instead of "resolutions", people wrote statements that started with "This year I will..." and ended with "...because I said I would."  I love that.  It's so easy to make resolutions and promise to stick to them, and then fall off the wagon a week later.  Sometimes we set unrealistic goals for ourselves and expect immediate changes, setting ourselves up for failure.  Which is part of why I love the whole, "because I said I would" thing.  No one wants to break their word to themselves.  No one wants to lose accountability with themselves.  So, that's what I am working on.  My, "because I said I would" list.  I have a bad case of pregnancy brain these days, so I'm not going to publicize my list until I get my shit together.  Plus it gives me another reason to get on this ol' blogger site and write again!

I hope everyone enjoyed Christmas with their loved ones and welcomed 2014 in with nothing less than a stellar buzz/hangover.  Mine was fabulous and the only buzz I had was from my Aggies winning the Chik-Fil-A Bowl against Duke, and some sparkling grape juice.

Until next time...