It's been a little quiet around here lately.
We have had Mr. P home with us full time, all the time, since December 22. It has been glorious! We have spent purposeful time lazing around in our jammers, drinking fun beverages (hello mimosas! hello spiked hot cocoa!), going for long walks, shopping (hello cute new dresses and leggings!), hiking (hello 30 pound child strapped to my back!), reading, watching lots of TV (hello TV series 4-disc sets!) and enjoying lots & lots of giggles with our little guy now that he is finally healthy again.
It's been a much needed respite of family togetherness.
Needless to say, the blog has been neglected just a tad. It's all good though, right?
I have spent the last few days pondering some goals for 2011. I am not big into resolutions, but I am certainly not opposed to taking the opportunity of a clean slate to re-evaluate personal goals for myself.
Here goes nothing:
1. Baby. It's no mystery around here that I have a 2 1/2 year old, and have been thinking about having another child for the past six months or so. Mr. P and I have talked extensively about this - our fears, our desires, our needs. We have come to the conclusion that 2011 just may be the year to make it happen, whether we are quivering in our boots or not! I hope I can count on all my readers for support, advice, a listening ear and of course your prayers as we move forward in this exciting process!
2. Travel. I have never been to Europe, and it's been a long-time desire of mine. I realize that welcoming another little one into our family will keep me tied up for quite some time, so I would like to make a trip happen in 2011 before another baby joins our lives (God willing)!
3. Cooking. Mr. P and I have decided to give vegetarianism a go. (EEK!) We aren't fully committing ourselves quite yet, since we feel we need more resources and practice before making the final decision for our family. I have already called upon my Twitter friends for tips and resources, and I would love anything you have to offer us as well. I enjoy cooking and we both love trying new foods, so I don't think that will be a huge problem. Adjustment, however, YES. So, we'll see how it goes!
4. Writing. This blog is an amazing outlet for me to write. I have always loved to write, for as long as I can remember. One area that I have neglected for several years is poetry. I love poetry. I love to read it & I love to write it. This year I hope to pull out the old notebooks and start scribbling my heart out on paper again. And, who knows, maybe you will see some of it here.
What are your goals for 2011?
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