Monday, January 03, 2011

More Chrismukkah to start the year!

My parents came in this weekend to end the holiday season with one more round of gifting. We had so much fun that we barely took any pictures. But here are a few:

Ben and I had a really quiet and dare I say lame New Year's Eve. We made the kids whatever weirdo food they requested and let them make merry with a NYE party in a box until they went to bed "super late" (7:30). Then Ben grilled steaks, and we had shrimp and asparagus and chocolate cake and champagne. We hung out with my brother Ben and his girlfriend Stephanie after dinner and still managed to fall asleep before midnight. Awesome.

Today, Ben went to work and the kids went to school, and I thought I would have a lot of fun doing nothing, but I made myself a really long To-Do list, and damn if I didn't do most of it. Even though some of it was stupid stuff like "take vitamins" and "eat 6 servings of fruits and veggies." Tomorrow is the same scenario, but I have to run to the office to print some stuff, and I am getting a hair cut, and the kids have a shorter day tomorrow, and Ben is working super late. You know what's cool about me? I always have something to bitch about even when it seems like nothing could possibly be wrong. It's a talent.

New Year's Resolutions? Anybody?

I have a few, all focused on healthy lifestyle choices:

1. Limit caffeine intake to 1 cup of coffee a day. (For my anxiety.) Blurgh.

2. Eat 6 servings of fruits and vegetables every day (I thought I already did this until yesterday, when I realized I had" only" eaten cinnamon toast, pizza, Christmas candy, cookies, and buffalo wings-- and that this menu has been pretty common lately).

3. Limit desserts to once-ish a day.

4. Calm the fuck down. Just, you know, in general. (Related to #1)

5. Work out 5 days a week (I already do this, but making it a resolution feels more official)

You? Resolved anything you'd like to share?


  1. No resolutions here, except possibly eat more red meat. Steak and asparagus sounds awesome!

  2. No resolutions for me, though I may aspire to your 6 servings one. Also, I love #4. It's a never-ending battle, believe me I know.

    When did Harry turn into a teenager? He's so big!

  3. I also have the "bitching about nothing" talent. It's a gift.

    Resolutions are both child-related.

    1. Calm the hell down and stop yelling. Need to get down on their level and especially stop yelling when Jack is being a shit. Better results from speaking in a calm tone, but so hard in the moment when he's hitting Emmie and then lashing out at me.

    2. Step away from the computer. I want to be more present and stop saying things like, "Just a minute. Mommy is reading Facebook/Twitter/Blogs." Which happens embarassingly more than I should admit each day. So trying to keep the laptop out of sight except for naptime and after bedtime. We'll see how it goes.

  4. Bitching about nothing is a specialty of mine. I excel.

    I made no conscious resolutions this year, but I did embrace the cliche & join the gym. Am currently in bone-crushing pain from a weight lifting class I took yesterday. Also? Am stuffing face w/ chips & salsa. Super.

    I still have to get that box of Candy Can Jo-Jo's in the mail for you--oops. You can work them in to your "once-ish" a day dessert schedule.... ;-)

  5. Sounds like a great New Year's. We didn't even broach the subject with AJU5, and we played/watched a movie until 11 and went to sleep. We are such big party-ers - NOT.