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#1 Accomplished

Remember my number one goal of cleaning out my linen closet?  Boom.  Done.  It mostly involved getting rid of a bunch of old sheets.  And also this.  Why was I saving these on the top shelf of my linen closet?!

Mesh underwear

If you’ve never had a baby, you probably don’t know what these are.  Consider yourself lucky.

Rainy Weekend

Look at me, all blogging and shit.  So I’m kind of bummed that the holidays are over.  I mean, it’s hectic and everything, but I like having all the short work weeks.  Now, there’s nothing until like May.

Our focus this weekend was supposed to be cleaning the house.  Have you ever tried to clean while a baby and dog are simultaneously trying to make a mess? It’s exhausting.  There goes my dream of having my home featured in Better Homes and Gardens.  It looks like a baby store threw up everywhere.  Better than an actual baby throwing up, I guess.

Mess

And speaking of messes, or rather babies, I am in desperate need of a baby gate.  Alexander just loves, loves, loves to crawl over to Murphy’s water and play in it.

It rained basically all weekend.  Kind of a bummer, but I got to wear my Hunter rain boots for three days in a row.  Silver lining?  Actually, I like rain, but it makes the dog a nervous wreck so I don’t like it by proxy, I guess.

I’m on my third cup of coffee.  I feel like that’s evident in my writing.  Bouncing all over the place.   I digress.  I always digress.  I think that’s why I’m good at multi-tasking.  ADD.

[side note - I don’t really have ADD.  Or maybe I do?]

So, we went to Ikea yesterday which is always a mix between fun and exhausting.  The purpose for the trip was to get frozen yogurt.  Okay, not really, but we did that too.  We went to get more kitchen cabinets.  When we moved into our house almost 5 years ago (what?), the kitchen literally had one set of cabinets.  I actually have a picture of it here. We put in additional cabinets a couple of years ago but we always needed a couple more.  So we finally ordered them.  In the nick of time too, because Ikea is discontinuing the ones we have.  Of course they are.

Ikea

Pre-frozen yogurt and I have no makeup on.  I did, however, change out of a running t-shirt into a Chambray shirt in an attempt to dress a little less sloppy.  Not that you can tell with the baby that I’m wearing.  But we got cabinets!  And a couple of other fun things.

After Ikea, we went out to dinner with our friends who have a baby who’s also 11 months.  And I managed to spill my entire glass of wine all over one of them.  Fortunately, it wasn’t the baby.  Unfortunately, I didn’t get to drink the wine.

Resolutions, Goals and All That

Nothing like a new calendar year for refocusing on how to better yourself, right? And nothing like listing 15 things that you’ll probably forget to do come February, but whatever.  Seriously, I really like thinking about personal goals and resolutions.  My follow-through isn’t great, but I like thinking about them.  Or maybe I just like lists.

15 Things for 2015

1.  Clean the linen closet.  A random thing to list as number one, no?  If you saw my linen closet, you’d understand.  And no, I’m not posting a picture.

2.  Read more.  I like reading.  I don’t do it enough.

3.  Run a race or two.  Gone are the days of 10+ races a year.  But I’d like to do a couple.  I’m thinking that signing up for a spring 10K will be a good way to jump-start my running.

4.  Vacuum once a week.  Or get a Roomba.  Trying to convince Jason that it’s worth the $$$.  That way I wouldn’t have to do the vacuuming.  His parents have one and seem to like it.

5.  Stop dressing sloppily, especially for work.  I have this issue where I like to wear my clothes on the larger side.  I don’t know why; I’ve always been like this.  Oversized clothes just feel more comfortable.  But I’m not talking about loose flowy tops (which I like too), I’m talking about jeans that are legitimately too large and falling off.  Stop wearing these!  Yes, they’re comfortable.  No, they don’t look good.  I’m looking at you American Eagle boyfriend jeans from like 2010.

6.  Maybe try out StitchFix?  Thoughts on it? Is it crap?

7.  Blog more often.

8.  Put more focus on my marriage.  Go on more dates with Jason.

9. Related to the above – find a good babysitter.  Laura, your sister still interested?

10.  Go on vacation.  With or without Alexander.

11. Stop ignoring the fact that your child is awake and probably standing in his crib right now so you can come up with 15 of these.

Okay, continuing 3 hours (and a 2.5 mile run, which didn’t take 3 hours) later…

12.  Be more patient with the dog.  When I was pregnant, I always thought that my relationship with Murphy would be the exact same after we had a baby.  I’d always heard that wasn’t the case but I never believed it.  Until I did.  Murphy still gets a ton of attention and walks, but he can be super annoying. Especially when I’m trying to feed Alexander.  I’m already stressed because Alexander doesn’t seem to get the concept of chewing and swallowing and Murphy is constantly underfoot barking.  So I get upset with him.   It’s not his fault.  He’s a sweet and hungry dog.  So, yeah, be nicer to him.  He didn’t ask for a baby.

13.  Get a promotion at work.  Should I not write that here?  It’s not like anyone that I work with reads this.  At least I don’t think they do.  Or maybe if they do, they’ll give me a promotion for putting it out there.

14.  Get my anxiety under control.  This is a big one actually.  I have a huge amount of anxiety, mostly about Alexander but sometimes about other things too. I don’t quite know how to get it under control.  Sometimes I’m fine and sometimes I’m not.

15.  Lose that final 10 lbs.  What’s New Years without a weight goal, right?

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