It is that time again, the time for me to make my resolutions that I am only going to break in about a month or two. I really do have good intentions until I think I can let things slide just once which then turns into twice and then before I can stop it I am at the bottom of the hill.
I am renewing my commitment to stop spending money on foolish things. I had promised dh that I would stop over the summer and I was doing really well until... Anyway I was so busted when he started to balance the checkbook that I hadn't touched in about 2 months. I hate doing it because 99.999% of the time I have made some type of simple math error that I can never find. Now he has taken over paying the bills too. And I had some explaining to do. As a result I am no longer carrying a credit card in my wallet anymore. Yep I am that pitiful.
The next commitment I am renewing is to use only my scrapbooking stash for the next two months. I can't believe I just typed that. I'm sure I could make it through January but February is another story. I did resist the temptation to go into JoAnn's today to look for the Autumn Leaves $1 they have been talking about at 2 Peas. I don't really understand why I feel the need to have them when I don't really need them. Thank goodness for the Shakerbox Challenges. I'm hoping that I can stay on the straight and narrow by working on the frugal and stash challenges they have going on.
Another commitment I want to keep is to get healthy. I have already had my blood work checked back in October. Thankfully everything is normal and I am not borderline for anything. So I figure I better take better care of myself while things are good. I still have some baby weight to take off from baby #3. I'm a size bigger than I was before I had him and I think it is time to get rid of it. I would love to be where I was before I had baby #2 which is about 20lbs less than where I am now. I've been working out irregularly for a couple months. Now to make it a regular thing. I am also cooking dinner more. The kids don't like it but too bad. They will learn what it is like to eat real food...eventually.
Finally, I would like to just get more organized and not feel like I am living in chaos. Just to have some type of routine, I think would help me not feel so overwhelmed with the stuff I need to get done. Maybe that stuff will actually get done. So I have been writing everything down that I want to get done in the hopes that it will and so far so good.