Jonah turned twelve yesterday, which is just too unbelievable for me to believe. How can my tiny baby be twelve? I’m not quite sure either.


(from here)

The night before his birthday we were making plans on where to go for dinner. All the usual places we go to were nixed, and it turned out he wanted dinner at home so we could watch a movie and open presents early. So we had Kidd Valley and chocolate cake and watched Batman Returns. Apparently Eddy remembered what a stinker of a movie it is but didn’t share that opinion, so we sat through 2 hours of eye rolling and overacting with a break in the middle for cake. Grandma and my friend Emily came over and fun was had by all. And he’s 12!

Little (er) Resolutions


I’m being somewhat good at keeping my three BIG resolutions: my toes are still polished, I haven’t bought anything I shouldn’t be buying, and as of January 12th, I’ve walked every day but one. Oops.

In being more intentional about my resolutions, I have also decided to tackle some smaller goals. Things that doing for a whole year might be a bit too challenging, but doing for a month seems doable. We’ve done smaller goals before, like doing a no-spend February twice, and that was a family. Doing twelve smaller challenges on my own seems realistic, right? Right.

January: Drynuary, or no drinking this month. I’ve just felt like I’ve been drinking a little bit too much lately, and not only does it not feel right, right now, red wine just doesn’t taste as good. So far so good. I’ve been drinking a lot of San Pelligrino, and with the exception of one night when Eddy’s glass of wine smelled really good, everything has been good.

February: No spend month. Like I said above, we’ve successfully done this before. No spending except on food, bills, gas or planned children’s activities (after school, during school, lunch). I need Eddy’s buy-in (see what I did there?) on this (Hi, honey!), but he should be OK with it.

I have other ideas for things to tackle, but not months to do them in. Ideas include:

  • Picking one or two of the “talked about” series that I have had in my Netflix queue for ever and actually watching them
  • Reducing my list of unread books on my Kindle from its current title of 72
  • Tackle at least three of the projects from my Pinterest Crafts board
  • Do a few of the projects on our house list: something in the garden, something in the DIY, something in the decorating
  • Maybe attempt another no spend month and another no drinking month
  • Take a tech holiday (this will be hard. Maybe I’ll save it for the month between Christmas and New Year’s.)
  • Eat vegan, vegetarian or on Whole 30 for a month.
  • Get a girls’ gang, like Stitch n Bitch or a reading club going. I miss hanging out with women, outside of work, sans children and partners

Time to get started.