Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year, Older Me

Sunday I will be another year older(but not deeper in debt). I take comfort in the fact that I will always be younger than Rob and will always be "the baby" in my family. Some in the older generation still refer to me as "the baby", even though I have quite a few gray hairs and have noticed some wrinkling in the brow/eye area of late.

Rob prepared a delicious steak dinner this week just for me, complete with salad and wine. It was so yummy (made more so by the fact that I didn't have to cook it) that Abby has requested an encore. He cooks, he cleans and he "cleans". How lucky am I?

I think J.T. (and Stomper Girl) have given me Parvo virus for my birthday. I did not need rouge this morning and spent part of yesterday with a heating pad on my aching hip bone. It has been a year of crazy illnesses in our house. I have had strep throat for the first time. J.T. has had Impetigo AND Parvo. Abby has had colds, strep throat, ear infections. Rob has been victim to backaches and flu. Hopefully 2009 is a healthier year around our place.

My commitment to getting healthier moves forward. While I didn't meet the goals I set for myself, I did lose (and have kept off) 14 pounds since April and continue to make exercise a priority. We are all eating better. While I say it is mostly about health and not appearances, a smaller arse and skinnier thighs would not be unappreciated.

The "To-Do List" for 2009:

1. Keep up the exercise
2. Write more.
3. Read more.
4. Try some new healthy recipes.
5. Plant a small veggie garden.
6. Increase Abby and J.T.'s hosuehold responsibilities.
7. Take a family trip.
8. Take a "no kids allowed" trip.
9. Find the happy.
10. Find the good... in as many people as possible.


Blue Mountains Mary said...

Happy Birthday for Sunday Dear Dear Melinda -

And I am totally stealing your list for 2009.

Although your kids would not appreciate it if I ramped up their household responsibilities as well - so I will do that for my own!

Anonymous said...

Blah to slap cheek virus, but hooray to birthdays. I hope your healthy eating plan extends to cake - made and cleaned up by your loving husband!

M said...

Happy Birthday for Sunday! Oh to have a husband who cooks and cleans.

kristen said...

Wishing you a happy birthday.Us January birthdays certainly like to get everything done at once don't we, with Xmas, New Year and birthdays.

Loving the no kids trip. Have pencilled one in myself but not until May unfortunately.

Stomper Girl said...

Good resolutions. I'm so sorry for giving you internet parvo, it truly sucks, the aching joints.

Stomper Girl said...

Oh and Happy Birthday lovely girl!!!!

Fairlie said...

Happy birthday for Sunday!

I love your list for 2009.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to a wonderful person. Sorry I am belated, bloglines is being naughty in updating posts.

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