Thursday, January 27, 2011

Winter Blahs

Winter is pretty in Utah, but I still have the January blues. I am literally counting down the days until this month is over with. This month has been full of grumpy husbands, work, sickness and wishing for more. More happiness, more wellness and of course, more money. I'm pretty sure that last one won't make me happier, but whatever. Another mother at dance said, "yeah, and February is just as bad as January." Now, I beg to differ! February brings me a guaranteed date night, chocolate, and if I've been a really good wife, possibly flowers. Now, tell me how February is just as bad as January?

I guess the feeling is worse this year, since at this time in 2010 I was beginning a semester of school. I didn't have time to feel bored or grumpy, as I had too much to focus on. Can someone find me 4 or 5 extra hours in the day so I can go back to school? I'd appreciate it.

Anyway, just waiting for January to be over...sometimes I wish I could hibernate straight through this month.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

This Made Me Happy

I have been so sick this last week, but this made me happy. I caught the end of the Kennedy Center Honors when it aired on tv, but I missed this little gem. I love Paul McCartney, and of course I love No Doubt too. Gotta love No Doubt singing a Beatles medley. Thank you universe!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A New Year

Like many other hopeful people, I have decided to work on some resolutions for the new year. Personally, I thought that 2010 went pretty well.
The Highlights:
  • I completed a semester at UVU and got A's (well, one A-). I have always loved school, and besides math, I've always done pretty well. Someday I will graduate, but I know that being a mom is the most important thing I can be doing right now. It was nice to have an opportunity where schedules worked out, and I could attend school. One semester closer to a degree!
  • I worked in a supporting role and finally saw Nate graduate with his BS in Business Management. This has been a long time coming, and I am still bursting with pride. Nate isn't a "school" type of guy per se, so this degree is a big deal for our little family.
  • Nate got a job! Nate's working hard in sales at a company called Doba, which gives me the opportunity to stay at home with the kids. I know it isn't for everyone, but being a stay at home mom is incredibly rewarding for me. I can't explain how much I love it, and how grateful I am to my husband to make this choice a priority for our family.
  • I got a job! (Sort of...) I have found a way to contribute to the family income without sacrificing time at home with the kids. I picked up a job as a freelance research assistant for a marketing company here in Utah County. I write web content and do basic research from home, and it is something that is very flexible and fun for me to do. The big plus-I don't have to change out of my pajamas if I don't want to. :)

So all in all, 2010 was a great year. But of course, I want 2011 to be even better. So, these are some resolutions I have made:

  • Go to the temple once a month, minimum. Try to find a time for Nate to come with me.
  • Help Sylvia become a confident reader.
  • Work with Ben to build up his pre-reading skills, and meet other goals of his education plan.
  • Focus on improving my homemaking skills. Personally, I know I'm a better mother than homemaker, so I'd like to find a better balance.
  • Stop comparing myself to others. We all have different challenges. I need to learn to accept this. There will always be someone who has more than me. But I need to remember that there are a lot more people who have less than me, too.
There are lots of other things I want to work on, but I think this is a good start. I'm sure that 2011 is going to be a great year.