Sunday, January 4, 2009

1st Post of 2009 !

Happy New Year, compadre bloggers (I'm brushing up on my very bad Spanish for my much anticipated trip to Xtapa, Mexico in January) This is my first post in the new year - I know, one you all have anticipated with bated breath. Not.

The air outside today is moist - that of evaporating snow and ice, the uncommon warmth of the air creates a spooky mid morning fog all around. I'm stuck with the daunting task of de-decorating the house from our 2008 holiday season.
Instead, I'm printing photo's to scrapbook later, doing some laundry, exercising and encouraging my husband in his war game on the Wii.
The Wii.
Another distraction to blogging my friends. That's all I'm going to say. It's not an addiction - I swear! And yeah, uh, huh it is so really exercise - I've got the ache to prove it.

For 2009, I have some goals in mind.

1. Seriously, no jokes, time to get healthy folks. That means I lose at least 20 lbs, but more importantly - get fit. I have the means, just not the energy. But I have to really put my nose to the grindstone, my foot to the pedal, my ass in gear.
2. Last years' timid attempt at "Every day-throw away", mantra that forced my consciousness into taking a good hard look at clutter and all the "things" that are material that hang around that I don't need really helped me sort things out. I am going to continue those same efforts and each week concentrate on a drawer/cabinet/closet to clean out. To keep myself in check I may monitor myself here. (oh, boy, you can hardly wait huh?)
3. Vacation. Seriously vacation. As in leave the house, stay overnight elsewhere.
4. Blog more frequently with more thought put into it.

That enough for you? I've plenty to be thankful for this last year (2008) I've said goodbye to having migraine's daily - a feat I never thought I'd conquer after their arrival a few years back. My health has taken a turn for the better! That's why I owe it to myself to get into better physical shape. I'm planning a much needed week long get away with my husband and my in-laws to their condo in Xtapa, Mexico at a resort. It's plenty of rest, beach, sand and sun...I can hardly wait! It'd be nice to be a few pounds free by Jan. 31st, but I'm not really expecting it.

To all of you who read, lurk and comment on my blog - thank you for peeking in. I appreciate it. I'd love to have more reader friends, so invite your cousins. Even the snotty ones! I read lots more than I write folks, so I'm as guilty as the next.
To 2009! And all it may bring.


Cindy said...

I turned 50 recently too. But we're young 50 year olds! Some other women who turned 50 last year... Madonna and Ellen DeGeneres.

I can relate to the Wii workout, we got one of those for Christmas. I could barely walk for the first week.

Have fun in Mexico! and make sure to blog all about it, with lots of pictures.

Ruth said...

Ohh, I don't wanna de-decorate. But I have a good excuse, as our last visitor after 2 weeks of visitors just left. I refuse to do anything today except what I want to.

I like the every day throw away mantra. Our daughter is getting married here at our farm in 2009, and I need to get cracking on decluttering the house.

Ruth said...

Oh! I forgot to tell you, my Nikon is a D40. Thanks!

Susan said...

Number one on my agenda....get.on.the.treadmill. Really. I'm getting Internet butt, and carb gut. Still got to de-decorate, too, after going away for the weekend and leaving it all in place. It's the worst thing about Christmas.

I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you, Jackee. We fifty-somethings have to stick together.