Tuesday, December 5

After an uber long hiatus.....

Yep, I've been MIA for quite a long while.... I was going to apologize for my lenthy absence but then I realized it's totally okay to take time out to focus on certain areas of my life as needed. And that's exactly what've I've done :) and it feels damn good.....

So needless to say, life has been busy...very busy...
~ I've been spending oodles of time with my kiddos. I love them to pieces & want to enjoy them before *poof* they are all grown up

~I've really been focusing on me & my health. With the help of Weight Watchers & incredible amounts of time in the gym, I have shed 20+lbs in the last 3 months. I still have a bit more to lose but I have made a major dent in the issue.....

~ I have become a Swim Team Mom. D. joined our local pool's USA swim team & is loving it. It's a fabulous program, however, I have become a permanent fixture in the bleachers of the pool.....

~ I have been Christmas shopping. I really wanted to get it done early this year before the shopping-at-the-last-minute panic attacks set in. My goal is to be totally done by our anniversary on the 14th, so when we go on our annual anniversary date there will be no need to visit a toy store.

~and while we are on the subject of Christmas, I am teaching myself that it is okay to have limits. I am not talking about monetary limits (although I subscribe to those as well) but I mean limits in a general sense. Every freakin inch of the house does not need to be decorated. We do not need to attend every single party & I do not need to bake 40 different kinds of Christmas cookies. And you know what ...even while letting a few of these things slide...we will have a fabulous holiday! I have been known to tell my friends that if you make everything special, then nothing is special anymore....I guess it's time to head my own advice :)

~ I've also been working on getting some sleep. I've given up late night TV & internet time to get a full 8 hours ...providing the kiddos are on the same page. But it's a fabulous goal & totally worth shooting for.

~ all in all...I've been striving for a healthier, simpler way of being. I just want to be content...not always frazzled...and if it means I do not write as regularly on my blog, that's okay too... Ciao for now :)

5 comments:

Greta said...

i am soooooooo proud of you for the weight loss...that is excellent....
i know what you mean about busy....it's crazy how time is just flying by....

good to see an update on what's going on.

Jackie said...

The weight loss is incredible and I'm so proud of you...even though I thought you were perfect without the weight loss. What I'm happiest about is the confidence you're gaining. You're beautiful just the way you are, but you need to feel beautiful about yourself...you need to be ahppy in your skin...that's what's important! love ya lady!

badgerdaddy said...

Well hello again...

I can relate to those things. I do still blog a lot, but I get tons of sleep, lots of exercise and eat well too. But then I don't have kids which makes all that a shitload easier, i reckon.

Anyway, nice to see you again. I was getting bored of that Target post, though I have since visited one in NC and bought lots of stuff there.

Barb K said...

Happy New Year, my Alaska friends.

You guys are all so cute. Many blessings in 2007.

Barb K.

PS Still see red and black Jeeps in grand procession.

A "Mother of Two" said...

I love your profile - domesticated and driving a minivan!

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