Friday, January 9, 2009

Training- the dog and me

Today was Summer's 4th doggy training class. We have both learned a lot, I think. She is a real performer in front of the instructor- continuing that performance at home with all of the distractions is another thing entirely. Much like her mother, who has always performed well in class, but real life- that's another story- too many distractions for me, too.
Purchased this today. I am looking forward to getting in another day of yoga every week. I hope Bob can help me really lose weight while doing yoga. I have been wanting a second day of yoga for a while, and hopefully I can be consistent in getting it done. I am also enjoying my Wii Fit, but I have a hard time getting time on it between the kids and the fact that it is on the big TV- the TV used for football in this house.
Lots of reading to do, and I am currently spending way too much time playing word games on facebook...
Got out a lot of clothes today to get ready to pack for the cruise- I am getting really excited. Looking for some cute shoes to wear- will have to go to DSW this weekend or on Monday. Looked at Target, Ross, and TJ Maxx already. Nothing in my size.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year, New You

Well, recording my December didn't go so well. Only one blog post and a few journal entries. Far from the completed Daily December album I was hoping for. Oh well. Have to let a few things go. Am now working on self improvement, as I am wont to do at the beginning of every year, the beginning of every school year, every time we move, and generally any other time I think would be a good Starting Over point. The changing of the calendar really makes that appealing to me.

And how does Andrea go about improving herself? That's right, she reads a book about it. Currently on the rotation- Eat This, Not That; It's Hard to Make a Difference if You Can't Find Your Keys; Suze Orman's 9 Steps to Financial Freedom, and Breaking Dawn (o.k. that one's not about improving me, but I have to have an escape.) My stack of library books is large and I have an order on the way from Amazon.

Tomorrow everyone returns to school and work, and as you know, that is the real first day of the New Year. The cookies I have been eating since the girls made them on Friday do NOT count against me in 2009- these are 2008 cookies, people. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. I am planning to go on the no sugar part of the Sonoma Diet starting tomorrow- and after the past week and a half or so, it will be quite the shock to my system. So easy to get hooked on the sweet stuff. It really helps to go cold turkey- but boy, it makes me grumpy!! Watch out family. They will be glad to be back at school and work, I imagine. a compelling reason for my no sugar- I am going on a CRUISE. My very first one- and it is for my friend Shellie's 30-10th birthday. I am flying to San Diego on Thursday, the 15th of January. I cannot believe how close that is. If you do the math, I will be finishing my no sugar time the day before my trip. Good timing, but I don't want to undo all my work on the cruise.

Here's to blogging more in 2009, getting just a little bit thinner (not asking for the moon here), improving my finances (saved asking for the moon for this), and getting rid of stuff in order to organize my life and home.

p.s. My word for 2009 is FINISH. I am great at starting things, but I need to learn how to finish what I start. If I finished everything I started things would be pretty amazing around here.