Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a happy and safe New Year's holiday weekend. I spent the night just like any other night. It's never been a big holiday for me to celebrate. Rick worked in law enforcement so many years, and it was usually one of the nights he would always end up working. I'm not much of a party animal anyway. I rang 2012 in bed reading a book on health and weight-loss. Actually, I read the whole book in just about two hours. I couldn't put it down -- New Year's Eve or not. I'll post about the book tomorrow.

Rick and I spent today taking down our Christmas decorations. That took over six hours. I guess that's not too bad, considering it usually takes us two days to set everything up. The boys spent the day playing. They've been in serious-play-mode ever since Christmas. Isn't it funny how kids are all over you when it's time to get the Christmas decorations set up, but then they're no where to be found when it's time to take them down? All the same, Rick and I managed and everything is packed up and put away.

Denny seemed a little sad to see his Christmas tree go. He loved it when we first set it up, but then couldn't spend much time under it once the presents started appearing. This past week he's enjoyed napping under it again. Now it's all gone. Poor baby. I guess he'll survive. He's been sleeping on Nicole's bed all day. I know a lot of people love getting their Christmas stuff put away after the holidays -- not me. I think the house looks so bare right now. It feels like the month of December goes by so quickly and that I barely have time to really enjoy having everything out. I have like a million Nativities, and if I had my way, I'd leave them out all year. Oh well, there's always next year.

I decided my resolution for 2012 would be to finally reach my goal weight. I'm at a comfortable weight now and I feel pretty good where I am, but I would like to hit that goal. When I started the low-carb program, I deliberately set my goal weight at five pounds less than where I thought I should be. I've been hovering a little over that, so I would like to get to the goal and see how well I can maintain it there. So, that's my biggest resolution for the New Year. I would also like to really get myself fit. I haven't been super fit since my early teens when I was in gymnastics. Early parenthood kind of drains a lot from a person, so I really let myself go for a long time. So, this year I'd like to get myself in really good shape -- like turn myself into one of those exercise freaks I used to roll my eyes at. Now all I have to do is make it happen ...


  1. Rena,

    I'm like you; it's kind of sad to put everything Christmas away.

    I've also let myself go in my health goals. I need to, of course, lose weight, but I also need to tone up. I am super flabby.

    Looking forward to the new year. May yours be a wonderful one, too.

    Rebecca G.

  2. Good job getting those decorations down. I'm still working on mine. Your cat is cute. He looks just like ours!

  3. Happy New Year, and good luck reaching your goal.

    I'm usually ready to get the house back in order, but this year I'm having a hard time parting with the decorations too.