Here we are in January. I have been silent for a while because my life has been upside down in puppy land. I thought my days of living with a newborn were over, but then there was this….
Meet Ginger! She is the newest addition to our clan. Now, I am the mom of 2 kids and 2 boxers. We LOVE boxers! They are such sweet and loyal dogs. Our Coco is 7 years old, and she really needed a playmate. Her new playmate is driving her crazy! She sits on her, licks her, follows her every move, and sleeps on her. Despite her disapproving growls, I think she secretly loves her. I find them snuggling more and more. Like most babies, Ginger keeps us on our toes and has required a lot of time to adjust. I didn’t even realize it was New Year’s Eve yesterday. Sad, but true.
I finally had some time to sit and look at last year and plan for what I want to do in 2018. Maybe, it’s because I am sleep deprived from our new addition, but I came up with 5 things I really want to work on. None of them have to do with weight, fitness, or healthy eating. Praise the Lord! These are things I sometimes say to myself but never to anyone in public, but thy are public now. Maybe you will relate or chuckle with how ridiculous they sound. It’s really what I am thinking about, because it’s my life.
I mean let’s talk about this! Why? You know you have done it. I’m guilty! Since moving back from Germany, it drives me insane. I lose it in my car every time! I just don’t understand. It’s really simple: the left is for passing. Get over if you don’t want to pass. Please for the love of everything that is good in this world, stop cruising the left lane! I know I can’t control this, so I really need to stay calm when I experience this stupidity! Serenity now!
Am I the only one? It’s been a long time since I was a size 6. I have had 2 C sections. My body has completely changed. I have the cutest size 6 pants that I loved so so much. I don’t know why I haven’t parted with them. It’s time. I’m facing a move in the next 6 months so I am more motivated. There may be some tears. I really love those pants.
Did you watch the movie, Daddy’s Home? There is a part in the movie where Will Ferrell’s character tells his stepkid to dance battle to end an argument. Well, I think that is what I am going to do when my kids start fighting. No amount of yelling or talking ever works, maybe this will. I will keep you posted. I added the headphones so I don’t have to listen to the fighting. #momwin
Does this one really need any explanation? If you have any Legos in your house, you will understand the pain of stepping on a Lego hidden in your carpet. Socks don’t help. I need to invent a type that will shield the pain.
Maybe this goes with my resolution to throw out my clothes that don’t fit. I don’t know. Since I had kids, I really don’t have a day to go shopping for just me. I tried to go a couple of months ago, and I totally froze in the store. I didn’t have a clue what I liked or didn’t like. I didn’t even know the styles that are out. I just ended up leaving dazed, confused, and empty-handed. If I had been there for my kids, I could have come out with bags of clothes.
So there you have it, my totally ridiculous resolution confessions. These are the things I deal with on a daily basis. I think it’s time to go throw out some pants.
Happy New Year!
Author: Betsy Ramirez
Betsy is a registered dietitian/nutritionist, homeschool mom, & fairy tale junkie, who loves getting crafty. Being on my bike and lifting weights are my therapy. Thinking outside the box is my jam!