Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Resolutions? Maybe

OK. So, you see, this post was to be about my New Year's Resolutions. However, I think calling them that tends to make people fail almost right away. So.......We will call this my To-Do List for 2012. I LOVE To-Do lists. Honestly, I live by them. I love checking things off as I get them done, I feel I've accomplished something, so let's hope I accomplish alot this year:)
Write Dax more regularly, at least once a week. I love my brother something fierce, but life seems to happen around me and I can't get away from it. I need to be more mindful of sitting down and writing to him. He needs my love and support and gosh darnnet he will get it! I really enjoy writing to him to, we've had better conversations over the past year than we've had in the past 10 years. This is a VERY good thing, especially since we have now lost both our Mother and our Father.
Update Blog. Really, I've already said this, but it bears repeating. I have family members and friends who read this to catch up on the family and to see pictures and whatnot. I'm not going to put a number on how often, but will try for once a week or so. We'll see what happens.
Work out 3-4 times a week. I'm doing this now, but I have to step it up a little, push myself a little more each week. I know my pain level and I know my pain limit. For those of you who don't know about Rheumatoid Arthritis, I can't subscribe to the "No Pain No Gain" theory. For me, that would be just plain dumb. I can work until the pain is there, but not go further. However, I can work until I'm exhausted beyond reason, just have to watch the pain level. I know that. Good thing to know:)
Write in Journal 3-4 times a week. This isn't too hard, but I do need to make it happen. I feel better when I do this. Even if one day is just a phrase or verse or something of that nature.
Better Track of Finances. This is always one we try for, and we do well, but not well enough.
Scrapbook at least once a week. I used to scrapbook all the time. I have fallen woefully behind. So, I'm gonna get moving and get up to date. I really need to do this a few times a week, so I will say once a week, but try for much more:)
Learn more about Asperger's, Autism and ADHD. I've read huge amounts on all of these, but the more information, the better. Michael is doing so well and I want to make sure all of us continue in that manner.
Eat better. That's all there really is to say about that.
Drink more water. I drink about 120 ounces a day, but I want to drink even more. Water will help get rid of water retention, even that water retention brought on by prednisone. Grrrrrr prednisone!
Visit out of town family more. Last year we weren't able to take hardly any optional family gatherings. We took some for Dad's funeral and wrapping stuff up with that, but that was it. All of that was because of various health issues with me. This year will be much better and we will visit much more!
On another note: we had a great family visit with Geoff's family over Christmas break. We left for St. Louis on Dec. 23rd and came home on Jan. 1st. Got to see all of Geoff's siblings and most of his aunt's and cousins. It was a never-ending blur of busyness and chaos, but it was pretty much great. Michael got to spend time with his first first cousin on Geoff's side and reacted in just the way a boy should react to a girl five years his junior. He showed her some things and maintained his distance. It was fun to watch!
Now we're home and sorting through many many piles. I'll write more and post pics when we get through those:)

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