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Well, hello there, 2012!

January 2, 2012

Unlike a lot of people, it seems, 2011 was a pretty good year for me.  I got married, I enjoyed full employment the entire year, and got healthy (lost 42 pounds and learned to kind of actually like exercise!).  The only “trauma” my family suffered was our car going belly up – and the loss of our beloved ratties.

Considering I had no real beefs with 2011, I must say that 2012 is already off to a lovely start.

New Years Eve couldn’t have been better:  sushi and an early night with The Husband.

After an EPIC 15 hours of sleep and I was ready to face the day!  I sweated up a horse…

Caffeinated… (it was unusually warm, so a frosty coffee beverage was warranted)

Took the Lucas with me to play while I taught a lesson…

And then was off to pick up The Child after a week at her dad’s (yay! I miss her when she’s gone!)

I’d say that the first day of the new year was a pretty damn good day.  While driving I turned off the radio and did some thinking about how I could turn this good first day of the year into a whole year of good days.

I won’t call these “resolutions” because that seems to inherently destine them for failure.

I want to make a concerted effort to be a better wife, mother and friend.  I think this comes down to communication.

  • I rely too heavily on Facebook to communicate with people.
  • I will overcome my aversion to the telephone.  I need to reach out and have conversations with the people that I love and care about.
  • I need to think before I speak. (duh) This is not something that comes naturally for me.  I need to be more aware of how my words may be received.

I need to quit calling my sloth “me time”.  It seems I always have so much to do, often for other people.  Instead of better managing my time I burn out and end up just doing nothing.  It’s not really “rest” or “recharging” – it’s just being lazy.  Days where I get stuff done (cleaning, organizing, errands) are the days where I actually feel like I have recharged.  Marking things off my To-Do list make me feel infinitely better than sitting on my ass all day.

My life is really very good.  I want to remind myself every day to appreciate that we all have our health, a beautiful home, people who love us, good jobs and good grades.

2012 will indeed be a very good year.

Starstone/by Veronica Merlin

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