It’s 2013 and you know what that means?! We are still alive and yet not so healthy!

It’s 2013 and you know what that means?! We are still alive and yet not so healthy!

First of all, I don’t know what the hell happened to my last post. Sorry folks! Also, since that last post things have been crazy here!

1) We have all gotten sick in this house over and over again. Right now, it’s my turn. AGAIN.

2) That thing in Connecticut happened and it deeply affected me. I can’t even talk about it because I avoid conflict so I don’t like to think about bad things, but it has made me way more anxious at work than I was before. So, ya know….

3) Christmas happened and somehow I was able to pull it off amongst all our germs.


The tree and personalized stockings


2012 Family Ornament

family ornament

Austin’s Ornament

austin ornament

Kids in matching pajamas opening presents


The aftermath


Jamie in her Christmas outfit


Ok, well maybe I didn’t pull everything off…..

It was truly an amazing Christmas with two kids despite all the antibiotics and what not. Jamie loved all of her “presents” so much that every morning she still thinks Santa is bringing her more. I keep trying to tell her he only comes once a year. I think she is going to be bummed when the tree goes down tomorrow. Last year, the Christmas miracle was when Jamie slept in and then peed on the potty. This year, the miracle happened when Jamie asked Matt to watch Dr. Who. Yeah…..I dunno know. But, I thought Matt died and went to heaven for a moment.

Jamie’s big gift this year was a tricycle. Austin’s was a glow worm. They also got other various and small gifts. Actually, lots of the them- but those were the big Santa gifts this year. Matt and I went small and I got an Erin Condren planner to help me with my New Year’s resolution! Love it!

4) We kept things small on New Year’s. The plan was to have my parents and a few friends with kids over, but that slowly dwindled down to just my parents as everyone started getting sick! I know. What is with all this illness around us? Anyhow, since I didn’t feel good, it worked out for me, because I really didn’t feel well enough to make everything I planned. We ended up with black-eye peas, rice, cornbread muffins, a pork roast, green beans, and a German chocolate cake. It was a good time, and I felt thankful to be with my family.

This year my main resolution is to live more simply. This means getting rid of stuff I don’t need and not buying things I don’t need. Which more specifically means I am not getting my hair or nails done in a salon this ENTIRE year. I am only buying clothes if it is a NEED (i.e. I ruin my only pair of black pants, etc.). I am only buying food for nutrition. I am clearing out my house of all the stuff we haven’t used in a year or longer. This is going to be difficult, but lately I have felt overwhelmed with various aspects of my life and I feel that some of this extra baggage (i.e. stuff) I’m carrying around is not helping.

My smaller resolution is similar to last year’s. I know everyone resolves to lose weight. We all know I resolve it almost every year. However, I am now 11 pounds under my pre-pregnancy weight and I feel so close to my old weight I can almost taste it. I know I am er, older now, and that things may not go directly back to where they belong so I am not going to pretend that I can get back to my college- ok, who are we kidding now. I’m going to try and get back to my college weight. Whatevs.

Soooo, what’s your resolution?

4 thoughts on “It’s 2013 and you know what that means?! We are still alive and yet not so healthy!

  1. Who’s going to cut your hair? Are you going to do at-home pedicures? Why do I feel the need to talk you out of that resolution? Is it because my once monthly pedicures usually come right when I feel like if I don’t get out of the house for an hour with a friend or a magazine I’m going to come unhinged? Or that painted nails and updated layer make me feel like no one will look at my baby belly flab? I feel like I’m totally projecting onto you but this post made me nervous for you. Seriously, I wish you good luck and I’m both amazed and jealous that you’ll soon be at college weight. 🙂


    1. My mom is cutting my hair….and I’m doing my own nails. I know. I’m nervous, too, but I think it will jog me back to reality in terms of what is important and what isn’t. I’ll still get out to do things with friends- just not hair and nails. Also, don’t be jealous- I have a few (like 20!) pounds to go to get to college weight. It won’t be easy!!


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