Link-up Week 2
"What short term and long term goals do you hope to achieve this year?"
"How are your New Year Resolutions holding up?"
Well, this prompt came at the perfect time - the Monday I was going to start ALL my new routines, exercises, food habits, etc. And then........Murphy came along!
You know Murphy, right? As in......Murphy's Law? I hate him!
He comes along at just the wrong time, every time, and screws everything up that you thought you had going on. Yesterday was a prime example.
Collin was starting his second semester of 8th grade and we are using a few new things, so I was really looking forward to sitting down and spending some time learning with him. Unfortunately, his little "lite" flu was still lingering, up in his head, so he woke up feeling horrible. But me, being the mean homeschooling mom that I am, made him stay up and do all of his lessons anyway, when I probably should have just sent him back to bed. (Today, I think I'll give him an extra hour or so, snuggled under the covers).
I also had great plans to start my BIG exercise agenda for the year (which is exercising with my Wii Fit for 30 minutes a day - hahahaha), but considering I had 300 other things thrown at me unexpectedly, I found myself vacuuming and mopping at 9pm instead, hoping that would burn at least a fraction of the calories I hoped to lose that day.
I had high hopes for my eating and drinking habits yesterday (eating better, drinking all my water, drinking a special tea for good health), but instead, I ended eating lunch standing up while talking to my 19 year old in the kitchen. I only had one cup of tea, when I was supposed to have two. I have no idea how much water I drank, but I was in and out of the house so much, that it's probably a good thing I didn't drink as much as I was supposed to or I would have been in big trouble. So, needless to say, I didn't reach my food goals yesterday and therefore, I ate a bowl of Cocoa Pebbles about 9:30pm to make me feel better.
I felt like a ping pong ball yesterday, bouncing from one interruption to another; fulfilling everyone else's agenda but my own. I don't like those days! I mean, I love serving my family, but days like that really throw me off, and I get really agitated at the thought of all the other things that I had planned, not getting done; like the 40 piles of laundry waiting on me.
So, as far as short term goals, they were pretty much all put aside yesterday, to make room for the "urgent". However, the great thing about goals is that you can start over and re-evaluate where you're going and how to get there, as you learn what works and what doesn't.
Thankfully, the long term goals are still in tact - Paying off Debt and Completing House Projects - so Murphy hasn't messed with those.
Today my goal is to complete the laundry, be more sensitive to Collin's health needs and not act like a crazy woman. That's a pretty good set of goals considering how yesterday went down!
As for New Year Resolutions - I only had ONE and I've already blown it........writing down all our spending, in order to keep track of where all our money goes. Oh well! Who cares anyway (besides Dave Ramsey)? It's obviously flying out of my wallet at lightening speed, so I can't live up to that expectation of writing it all down. I was doomed to fail at that one. I should have picked an easier one so I could actually achieve it! I'll have to remember that for next year.
So there you have it.......
Here's to a less-crazy day!
**Please hop over to the FOLK blog and read some of the other posts and see if they did better than me:) Just click HERE!