Monday, January 09, 2006

Back to normal

My husband was lucky enough to be able to take two weeks off after Christmas and it's been really nice to have him home. We got to see a movie on the big screen (our first since baby), watched our Christmas DVDs, played Nintendo, and spent loads of time playing and cuddling with the baby. Not to be outdone, Julian learned to sit up on his own...just like that! My husband was holding him up and then let go to see what would happen and to our amazement, Julian just kept sitting on his own for several minutes. He's surprisingly stable and loves his new vantage point. So now, we really need to crawler-proof our house... We already purchased most of the contraptions but (though it was on our to do list these past 2 weeks) we haven't gotten around to installing any of them yet.

But today, it's just Julian and me around the house and everything seems just a little weird without daddy around. He's back at work this morning and we're a little sad to see him go (though it's also kinda nice to have everything back to normal). We've been getting up late and getting to bed at the wee hours of the morning every day for the last two weeks, we've been eating like college frat boys (including our classic Coke and Doritos breakfast), and we've been putting everything off like the master procrastinators that we are. So today, it's kinda nice to have thinks return to normal. It is also the day my new year's resolutions kick in (cause it's hard to resolve when you're on one of your two yearly 'vacations').

In the hope that writing them down will make them somehow mmore concrete, here are my new year's resolutions:

  1. Knit for the pleasure of it...not just to "finish it."
  2. Be more frugal.
  3. Play more.
  4. Learn to drive: that's right, I don't know how!
  5. Sow grass: this summer will be our third one in our newly built house and since construction is now complete on our street and I am not pregnant anymore, we ran out of excuses.
  6. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  7. Drink more water: take it easy on the Caffeine Free Diet Coca-Cola (a.k.a. vitamine C and D).
  8. Plan family meals and add 1 new recipe to my repertoire every month.
  9. Sell stuff we don't use on eBay or Amazon in an effort to de-clutter while earning some yarn and pizza money.
  10. Stop being a slave to the TV: if there's nothing on, turn it off!

So far, I'm doing good on numbers 2, 7 and 10. Good thing there's a whole year ahead in which to work on these...


  1. i know what you mean about enjoying your husband at home but also appreaciating getting back to your normal routine. good luck with the resolutions - i love the one about adding one new recipe a month! and that pic of baby J on new years was tooooo precious!

  2. Those are some really great resolutions. I especially like #10 ... I turn the TV off a lot, but my hubby will watch just about anything and it's irritating. *lol* I had my hubby home for a week around Christmas, and it was so nice to have him around, and yesterday was Owen's first day back to school, so everything is back to normal again ...

  3. Awww Julian is soooo cute!! And a big hello from New Brunswick!

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