Friday, May 17, 2013

Getting on Track

   This week has started off well. The whole family made it out to my work's picnic party. It was lots of fun. The boys got time on the playground while Arielle played some relay games, balloon toss and don't drop the egg. Another night we played Candy Land. Well, Kevin was playing on the floor with Andrew and Michael's attention only lasted about half the game but that's a start. The last 2 mornings I diffused some essential oil (lemon) and both days I felt happy and motivated. Now here comes the weekend. My plan is not to fall apart.
   I still have not done my weekly menu and have stopped through the drive through a couple of times. I just don't like to cook. The summer can't get here soon enough. Kevin will be home and will probably take over most of the cooking.
  I started reading 21 ways to connect with your kids. I am so excited about it. It seems like just what are family needs. Step 1 - make an agenda. Doesn't sound too hard. Step 2 - remember your New Years resolution and don't wait.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What happened to my New Years resolution?

Even though I am already a member of Doterra I went to "Doterra party" today to learn more about them. I bought the book and all these oils and almost a year later I am using them about 40% of the time. Know of course I am excited again and plan on using them more daily. I then started to think back about my new year's resolution for 2013. It wasn't a long list just become healthier, don't wait/put of things, just do it right then and do more stuff as a family.
     Well, we are eating better. There is hardly any snacks in the cupboard and my fridge is full of fruits and vegetables. Of course, when we are out and at parties I have no self control and my kids and I ever more then our share and who knows how much sugar is in it. I even bought a nutrabullet and a food dehydrator. We love the nutrabullet but the food dehydrator is just sitting there. I thought I wasn't going to put off things. Then there was the idea of working out. I did my video everyday for a week and then it stopped.
    Don't wait, do it now. I think I am doing better but it is June and I think of all the stuff I planned on doing and its not done. My meal planning sometimes gets done and I organized the scrapbook stuff. Does that count?
    More Family time would be great then Arielle started softball and Kevin got busier with gigs. Then I think am I wanting too much and buying hiking shoes doesn't guarantee you will start going hiking.
  Why can't we do and have it all? It is because we will drive are self crazy if we strive for perfection. I've realized that. I use to be a neat freak but now I am fine with toys everywhere. I know it is because I spent time with my kids instead of cleaning and that makes me happy. Now I am ready to take the next step and try a little harder to fulfill some of my new years resolution. I think if I start with not waiting and doing it right then that everything else will fall into place. To start, I am going to right my meal plan for the week.