I simply cannot believe 2011 is half way over! Wasn't I just stuffing Christmas cards a month ago? It's the first of the month, and time for my monthly update on my new year's resolutions. Warning: This will be pretty boring for most of you. I have to do it, though, because it keeps me accountable and working on my goals. So, without further ado:
1. Focus on Scott
We had a wonderful date this month, leaving town at 4:00, and not getting home until after midnight. I am happy to report that the oo-la-la has flooded back in :) Ways I show my husband I love him: bring him breakfast and coffee in the morning. Get up and welcome him cheerfully when he comes in after work. Interest myself in what he's interested in. Things I need to work on: my attitude on 'off days', when I just don't feel like being a servant to my husband and family. Jesus give me grace! We're starting a marriage study in our small group this Sunday, and I'm looking forward to what it reveals.
"A-", because my 'Mrs. Me' selfish monster still raises her ugly head too often.
2. Focus on Sophie and Xander.
Can I say: I LOVE the summer time in our little town! There is so much to do with young kids. Sophie, Xander and I have had so much fun so far, with trips to the library and dips in the pool. I feel like I've been pretty consistent with discipline this month. Either that, or Xander is finally maturing. 'Bout time. Something I've started to do with Sophie (a tradition left over from my dad when I was a little girl), is tell her 'Princess Morning Star' stories at night. They are made up stories about a princess, who just so happens to encounter problems very similar to what Sophie dealt with that day. It's a great way to help her process her day.
3. Focus on our family.
We took a family trip out of town this month. It was so cute, we went to a candy store in the mall, and each kid got their own little box of candies that they got to fill. They were SO very proud walking down the mall with their special candy boxes! Besides that, we've been spending a lot of time in the back yard together. We've eaten dinner 'al fresco', done a lot of swimming, and stayed up late twice to make s'mores in the chiminea.
4. Focus on my writing.
Meh. I could have done better on this one this month. All you have to do is look at my tally of posts for the month to know I've been slacking. There is no excuse, and for this I give myself a:
5. Focus on my body.
I AM WITHIN MY GOAL WEIGHT!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!! I haven't felt this fit and healthy in years. I run three days a week, do pilates three days a week, and take a day off. I'm eating lean meats, whole grains and lots of fruits and veggies. I feel fabulous. I am making a new goal for myself, just bumping my old one down five more pounds. I hope to have lost the last five pounds (those stubborn, stubborn five pounds!) by the end of the summer. My new goal: 1*0 - 1*5. But really, I feel like I've already succeeded. If I just continue my current healthy lifestyle, I'll be happy.