So The Husband and are creeping back into work mode and the anticipation of Christmas seems so long ago. The Husband got double brownie points on New Years Day because he let me sleep late AND he took down all the decorations all by himself so I woke up to a reasonably normal looking house again. I’d have been sad to do it any earlier but once its January it’s time to look to whats in store for the year ahead.
For me, January will hopefully be a month of:
- Finally finishing the kitchen. All thats left to do is painting the cupboard units and putting up a long shelf for my beloved Kilner Jars. These are the kind of jobs that can easily be left undone for months. So there was only one thing for it – Shift everything from some of the units so they HAD to be done – and soon. The Husband LOVES it when he comes home to already-started-and-can’t-be-ignored house projects. I think its why he loves me so much…
- Stengthening my ridiculously pathetic body. My back is been so great over Christmas and I’ll hopefully be getting more active. Hurray! Ironically I never enjoyed the gym until just before I hurt my back, and I really was loving it – it’ll be a while before I get back there but any kind of active gets the feel-good hormones flowing!
- Eating healthy. December was a serious chocolate splurge for the whole family. The girls had chocolate for breakfast more than once. I know, I know, shoot me now. It’s seriously a habitual thing – I woke up this morning, had a great breakfast to start off the day and before lunch I was reaching up for the hobnobs without even thinking. I realised it was not a good idea but by that point the packet of lovely chocolatey oaty goodness was in my hands and there was no going back. I’m never going to be someone who can completely walk away from chocolate – I don’t like the look of a world without sugar. But it’s about conscious choices and there needs to be more healthy choices in this house. And even if my girls choose chocolate, mummy’s choices trump theirs, so ha!
- Trying not to become obsessed with my new phone. While the rest of the world were keeping up with modern technology over the past two years, The Husband and I were oblivious to the countless possibilities that a phone can bring. We thought text messages were cutting edge. So now we’re a little attached to these little devices that actually let us send emails – I mean whats that all about?! Its like a mini computer in the palm of your hands! Blimey. I’m using Intsgram for my photo 365 and I LOVE the fact that I can do it all from my phone. So I’m a little aware that I’m probably showing my mobile more care and attention than I am The husband, and as much as my phone can do…we’re yet to find a one that will do the vacuuming for you. Joke! Kinda.