Saturday, December 14, 2013

Finish, Begin (2)

Let's see. In January, I had Thoughts on what I wanted to accomplish for the year. Got some of it done, but certainly not all of it.

The baby weight issue--It's actually hard to wrap my head around this, but I am down close to 30 pounds form the beginning of the year. So, that's pretty much all the baby weight! This coming year, I want to get rid of the extra weight that I packed on in law school. No specific number in mind, just when I feel healthy, I'll stop.

I had all kinds of goals about books. That was something akin to an epic fail, but it's a goal I want to keep and try again. I really underestimated the amount of time I needed to work in the evening, and how much time it takes to get Lis ready for school the next day, get everything for myself packed, and clean up. By then, it's 9 pm, and if I don't go to bed and start trying to fall asleep, I am useless at work. I got some books read, which is an infinite number more than last year. Onwards!

I struggle with the stepping away from the Internet thing. It's a learning process, so it remains a goal.

The whole "conversations I need to have" thing is hilarious given what happened at work. My coworker left and moved out of state, and I got promoted to her position, which is exactly what I wanted--the research, writing, presentation, speaking, training, and policy end of things. I achieved that goal, by hook or by crook. The conversations about financial planning occurred, and I have been writing our own wills and trusts (I LOVED property law, call me sick). The second baby thing is looking like a definite no, but of course, that is an on going conversation. Haven't had those conversations with/about my parents yet. Need to do that.

So, this coming year:
1. Finish the get Grace healthy campaign
2. Read more
3. Conversations with/about parents
4. Be more present when I am home, and less absorbed in work/cyberspace
5. House stuff--painting, decorating (we've lived here since 2009, and we still have blank walls)
6. Pick family hobby and implement said hobby. I'm struggling with this one--I vote for hiking, Vor votes for legos. I vote for kayaking, Vor votes for age appropriate science projects. Do we see a theme? The one activity he votes for--biking--I loathe. I am so short in the torso/arm department that I am always leaning waaaaaay to far to reach the handlebars and in a matter of ten minutes, my back hurts like the fire of a thousand hells. I hate riding a bike. So, we still need to work on picking a hobby. We may need to pick two hobbies, but I do not see any kind of compromise between inherently active v. inherently sedentary.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Understanding Is A Three Edged Sword*

The one chance I have to blog is at night, after Lis has gone to bed, on nights where Vor needs to work from home and I don't need to work.

Just so you're all clear where you are and where this blog is on the priority list, I am currently engaging in a Babylon 5 marathon. Yes. Yes, I am. I'm 3/4 of the way done with season 1, and then I will have to wait a couple weeks to get season 2 out of the library. It will be a long, tortuous wait, during which time I will have free time in the evening again. For now, I am in the grips of a force greater than me, and that force is REALLY GOOD television.

In case there was any doubt, Vor is sitting next to me, watching.

*Ambassador Kosh, Babylon 5