Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Hello 2008!

I am excited for this new year. I have great hope that it is going to be the best year yet. Although 2007 was filled some really great things, um, I got married to the best guy ever. I was ready to leave it behind and start fresh today!

First to tie up some loose ends:
1. The Radio City Music Hall Rockettes Christmas show was INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! It was beautifully danced with amazing precision. I was absolutely amazed and in awe. It was just beautiful and fantastic.
2. We drove 85 miles one way to see my step son sing (he is a christian rapper with his own CD out... quite gifted) last night, and he fell ill and couldn't do it. He was dizzy, nauseous, headache and looked like CRAP!! I felt soooo sooo bad for him, he was so looking forward to performing. So, we drove back home without seeing him perform. At least we were home by midnight :) I made it to 12:30 before I fell asleep.

My 2008 New Year Resolutions:
1. Lose weight - my class reunion is this year and I need to lose some weight, so this is not just the proverbial lose weight that I set forth each year. I really have to this year. So, I am going to reduce my calorie intake, watch my fat intake, and exercise A LOT more. I have a plan in place and now I just need to follow it!
2. Quit my job!!! Yes, I get to quit my job. My husband and I have devised a plan that will allow me to quit my job in the next few months. Which, now I can quit b*tching about it :)
3. To keep a better house, get my laundry done in a timely fashion, cook more.
4. De-clutter even more of my house. Get those items I need to sell onto Ebay.
5. Enroll my daughter in a classical ballet company and take her out of her current dance studio next fall. This one will be a hard one, as we have many friends at our current studio but I believe that this will be the best move for my daughter in the long run.
6. Live more frugally this year and try to eat more organic and naturally.
7. Learn to knit and do more crafty things.
8. Keep on blogging.

I wish everyone peace, prosperity, health and happiness in 2008!!!!!


Holly said...

All good goals. The quitting work one is awesome. When I was finally able to it was a great day. It took me a year to adjust, but it was great!

utmomof5 said...

Congrats on being able to quit working!! I know how much you have wanted to do that!! I second all your goals and wish you a very happy new year!


Stacie said...

awesome goals for the new year girl, I know you will achieve every one of them!


Valarie said...

Some great resolutions. Good luck with the weight loss! That one always seems to be the one that flies out the window first for me. I am not even setting goals this year. Whatever happens, happens.

Rick said...

Add to my list - "Stay awake while watching chick flicks with my wife" - that will be a hard one.

Thanks for posting for the contest.

Cecily R said...

Happy New Year!! You have some great resolutions. If I were to write them down, mine would be VERY similar!

girlymom said...

You have great goals. What is your plan to loose the weight? I would love to also, but these leftover party goodies are just too darn tempting! Best of luck and Happy New Year!

Manic Mom said...

What a great list!!! I just had my 20th reunion last October--survived it (I'm guessing yours is either your 15th or 20th as you're in your 30s)... I did not lose the weight I had planned to, but now am on WW and lost 6 pounds during the month of December, even with all the cookies and drinking and eating and crap through the holidays!!!

ANd yay for getting to quit your job! Happy new year to you!

Mary said...

Awesome goals! I do NOT miss my job one tiny little bit! I hope you don't either!!!

My resolution list is very similar. Hmmm... us moms all think alike!

Kellan said...

Hey - Happy New Year! I have missed you! Hope it's the best year ever - for all of us! See you soon. Kellan

Don Mills Diva said...

Happy new year - I just discovered your blog and I am really enjoying it!

Shelley said...

Happy New Year! I am so happy for you that you are going to be able to quit your job! As for the losing weight thing, I would love to lose 30lbs by my birthday (end of May). I know I could do it...if I wasn't so frickin' lazy. When's your reunion? I think my main problem is that I really. hate. exercising. Well, and probably that I really like food, too.

david mcmahon said...

Your stepson will have many more opportunities to show his talent, I'm sure (closer to home, too!)

And I see your point about de-clutter. I am the uncrowned Monarch of De-Clutter!!!

desirae said...

I'm so happy you get to quit.. And I love the declutter resolution.. I'd love to lose weight.. I tried to cut out sugar (meaning all the soda I drink) the day after new years, and umm.. I failed.. Oh well, there's always next year.. lol..