I know I haven’t been around much. Truth be told, I needed a break. I enjoyed vacation with my kids. It was nice having them home. There wasn’t as much bickering as I had expected. They got along really well, and I didn’t hear any complaints of “I’m bored!”
We had a lot of fun, although we didn’t get to a lot of the fun stuff I had wanted to do.
Now that the bigger two are back in school, I’ve trying to get back into my groove. I need to write and work out, and load the dishwasher, but I’d like to bake some cupcakes or nap.
It’s a New Year, and I’m not usually insanely into resolutions, but I think that 2014 needs to be a truly kick butt year. I need to make that happen. It starts with me, right?
First of all, in 2014 I am going to finish my husband’s blanket. I started crocheting a blanket for him back in early 2005, and still haven’t finished it. I will finish it this year.
I am going to choose happiness more. 2014 will be a year filled with positivity. If something is out of my control, then I can’t change it, so why stress? If I can change something, then I’m not going to complain about it, I’m going to change!
I’m going to be more kind and understanding. Especially where my children are concerned. When I get aggravated, I’m going to take deep breaths and remember that they are children, they are sensitive and they are human, they make mistakes just like I do. I’m going to try to be more calm, even when someone’s room is a mess and I’m positive that I’ve broken a toe from tripping over a toy.
I’m also going to remember that when I’m getting a teen attitude, and she’s rolling her eyes at me, sometimes, all she needs is a hug… even if she doesn’t realize it, and I don’t fully feel like giving it.
Also, being a teen girl is rough, I’ve been there done that, so I’ll pick my battles.
I’m going to hug my children every single day.
I’m going to make sure my husband knows just how much he means to me. His love is a blessing, and I know I’m not easy to live with. I want him to know, each and every day, just how much I appreciate him.
I’ve got big plans to make 2014 an amazing year and I am very excited about it!