Sunday, January 24, 2010

The last 30 days, in pictures

1. Mikey's 1st Christmas

2. Mikey's 1st Haircut

3. Mikey's 1st Birthday

3. New vehicle

Now that you are all updated, we can move on to February :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

You move, like I want to...

I've had a lot of trouble getting in here lately. I have a million and a half unwritten posts in my head - updates about Mikey, Mikey's 1st Birthday, the house, work, working out - all those goals for 2010. But, the last few weeks, my time management skills have been just plain terrible. I can't seem to hustle enough to get the smallest of goals accomplished. What is really infuriating is the time wasters that I allow myself to get involved in. Now that my PC is back and running on Windows 7 (Love it!) I should be restocking my music collection, uploading pictures, and keeping up with all my favorite blogs, but I can't seem to drag myself off the couch after work to get to the computer, let alone to the gym.

*le sigh*

For awhile there I was using a daily "to do" scratch pad where I just allowed everything in my brain to spill out onto the paper - whatever was on my mind was written down. Almost like a brain stormed rough draft of the internal to do list in my head, on paper. It really helped to empty my mind and allowed me to focus on the most important things I wanted to accomplish. I ran out of the templates, and if I can find where I got them, I'll print out some more.

The first thing I'm going to write down? Get my music collection back up and running, and my Zune loaded up with great playlists for the gym!

The second thing? Look at your blogs so I can find out what you are all up to!

Sorry for sucking.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Windows to Linux

OMG Kerith. Where have you been (you might be asking yourself... or maybe you haven't even noticed that I've been gone for approximately forever).

Anyway, Kerith decided to go on an epic journey. A journey into Linux Land. Home of the free (open source) operating system. It almost feels like the time I switched from blogger to Wordpress. Yet, here I find myself back on blogger, so perhaps that isn't the best example?

If you WANT to know, I'm now using a program called Ubuntu. It is essentially the equivalent of Windows, except for it uses the Linux platform instead of the Windows platform. Confused yet? Go to to check it out.

What this has meant to me is a complete altering of my formerly known Windows universe. Suck it, Microsoft. Except for, not really, because now I can't use my Zune MP3 player, nor can I use any number of Microsoft platform programs. Boo, hiss. Yes, I know, WINE. WINE is suppose to be the solution to all my problems, allowing me to run many Windows programs. But - what is the point in all that? I'm so excited to be free of the expensive Office, Adobe, etc., programs that seem to cause me all sorts of trouble all on their own.

So, yeah, anyway, I've been busy with all this Linux stuff. But, I wanted to keep this blog updated somewhat, so here is a progress report of my Goals for 2010:

1. Successfully following the Weight Watchers program
2. I've been exercising for a good week now
3. Purchased and USING all sorts of new beauty products
4. Dyed my hair. It was supposed to be brown, but it is so red. /sigh

My goal for this week is to stay within my daily points, track everyday, and increase my cardio at the gym to 30 minutes (in addition to the hour long walk I take on my lunch break at work).

My other ambitions for the week include getting all my pictures uploaded to Flikr and figuring out a good portable music solution that does not involve running a virtual instance of Windows in a separate partition on my HDD. Blargh.

Friday, January 1, 2010


New Years Resolutions are a funny thing. I can't remember ever sticking to one, ever. Yet, each year I continue making them, and I'm just as motivated as ever to change my life. I've been thinking about my resolution for some time now - probably since around October. Some time in November I settled on the generic "Be Good To Myself." I felt that it encompassed all my goals for the year in terms of physical appearance. But then I had to change it to "Be Good To Myself AND My Family."

Still too generic. And still bothering me because I don't want to do something that isn't going to work. So, this year we are going to take a slightly different approach. Instead of New Year's Resolutions, I'm setting goals for 2010. While some of these may seem superficial, they are important to me.

Goal: Physical Improvement
-Start Weight Watchers on Jan 1 and stick to it until I reach my goal weight of 125
- Unlet myself go? Invest in the upkeep of my hair, makeup, nails and clothing
- Exercise. Everyday (unless I'm throwing up or bleeding)

Goal: Love my Family
There are so many ways to do this - I think taking time to write the sweet little love notes I used to give to Josh, and surprising him with random sweet little gifts are one way. Perhaps spending more time on the floor playing with Mikey instead of watching him play from afar. Cooking my family nourishing meals. Essentially, I want to put my family at the top of my list of priorities, and make sure they feel that they are the most important part of my life.

Goal: Work towards becoming a "SAHM" (Stay at Home Mom)
The first part of this involves paying CASH for a reliable vehicle so we are free from car payments. The second part involves becoming knocked up with child 2, and not returning to work from maternity leave. Our goal is early 2011! After that, we can keep growing our family without worrying about the costs of daycare because it won't be an issue.

And that is pretty much it. Oh - there are other things - not so major things. I'd love to learn how to knit/sew/quilt. I want to keep on improving on my kitchen skills. I'd like to watch a little less TV and read a few more books.

What is everyone else resolving to do?