Monday, January 3, 2011

Back to Reality

Today is our first day back to reality.  After two weeks off work, it was hard for all of us to get up and at 'em this morning.  We have all been sleeping in lately (Sims and Jason slept until 9:30 yesterday!!!), so getting up at 6 am was down right painful.  And I really miss my guys today.  I'm so used to us all being together.  I guess it will get easier as the week goes on, but I woke up this morning singing, "Everybody's working for the weekend."  (Gotta love the 80s music!)

So it's a new year, and I have a few goals.  I won't call them resolutions.  First, I plan to read the entire bible this year.  Jason gave me The One Year Chronological Bible for Christmas.  It's set up into short, doable daily readings, so I think I can actually accomplish this.  Jason is the one who inspired me to set a reading goal, since he started his reading project.  Don't worry - I won't be writing book reports on my bible readings.

I also want to learn to sew.  Jason's parents gave us a sewing machine, and I've already practiced by making a pillow.  Considering that I had never touched a sewing machine until New Year's Day, I was pretty impressed with myself.  All I really want to do is make some throw pillows and simple curtains for the dining room.  I'm not planning to start making my own clothes or anything complicated like that.

I plan to keep up my fitness routine, which should be easy.  I love my fitness group and am really looking forward to seeing them today at noon.  It's nice that they are expecting me to be there, so if I miss a day, they notice!  That can really motivate me on the days when I'm just not feeling like exercising.  I am so lucky to have found this group!

2011 also holds the first plane ride experience for Sims.  We are planning a trip to London this summer to visit my sister-in-law Tina.  Jason's whole family is going, so this should be a great trip.  Maybe we will take a few days to go to Paris.

Other than that, I hope that we can do lots of small, special things as a family that will help Sims' childhood seem magical.  If you have any ideas for that, let me know.

Did any of you make New Year's goals?


  1. I want it to be a goal to see you, Siobhan, all of the boys, and the kiddos this year. Spring or fall?

  2. That's a great goal, Jana! We MUST do it!!