Friday, January 2, 2009

Chasing Patience

It's that time of the year. We're all thinking about what we want to achieve in 2009. Last year, I made a long list. I achieved, oh, I don't know, one or two things.

I have a zillion things I am forever trying to work on that don't need to be listed. Here is short list of what stands out in my mind this year:
  1. Patience. Get more. Self-explanatory. It's on almost every parent's list, every year.
  2. Pounds. Lose some. On my list last year and, surprisingly, I did lose quite a bit during the last half of year (possibly a post topic, in the future). Just a few more to reach my goal.
  3. Photos. Organize them. On list last year. Did not accomplish.
  4. Calmness. I tend to get fired up over matters beyond my control. I need to learn to shut up, calm down and wait it out. Usually, things turn out alright.
  5. Quiet time with girls. More books, more projects. More sitting down together with them.

If we move back to the States:

  1. Take class to become a CLC (certified lactation counselor) through the Healthy Children's Center for Breastfeeding and use it to get a part-time job.
  2. Take King Aurther Baking Classes (or through a comparable cooking school or beg an expert friend to teach me). I really enjoy making my own breads and doughs. But, darn it, I need to get past the very basics.
  3. Buy local.

That's it. Forward progress begins now!


Katie said...

Oh my. If you figure out how to do all those things, PLEASE let me know. I need to organize photos. I need to get more patience, do more with my kids...ARGH! And I need, DEFINITELY, need to calm down. Like...seriously.

The Weyhrauch's said...

I love your resolutions. I think I will ditto those! Are you guys staying in Portugal?! I hope so!