Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wishing Everyone A Safe and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Have you ever tried herding cats, or nailing Jello to a tree? Tee hee! My ex had said that all he wanted for Christmas was an updated picture of the kids, just a snapshot. I had taken one five years ago in front of the tree, so asked the kids if we could do that again. Finally got them both to sit still for this picture. Actually in most of them one or the other was making a silly face, or looking at the other one, or laughing. Goofballs. So here it is. I think they are just beautiful/handsome, but then I'm a little biased. They are the joys of my life, and two wonderful, sweet young people!

As the title of this post states, we would like to wish everyone a very safe and fun and happy new year! We'll be leaving shortly to go to Chuck's and then on to a party. Has anyone made any resolutions yet? I mean, ones that are realistic and able to stick to [this time]. *grin*. Myself...kind of a two-fold deal. I cleaned up my crafting/work space, and amazingly found more space. A friend gave me a $200 gift card to The Container Store - that has been put to good use on Elfa stuff. I left out all my Christmas stamps, most of which sadly were not inked up this year. Here is goal #1...I plan to make at least one Christmas card a week, using each and every one of my Christmas sets. Will post them as I make them, amongst the other challenges and such. That will make things so much easier when Christmas actually comes around next year - no pressure to get so many done in a shorter amount of time, plus all the stamps will get used.
Second goal, and the only thing holding me back right now is myself and the nagging waiting. With all the chemo treatments, emotional ups and downs over the past year-and-a-half with the return of my cancer, I have become very deconditioned and gained some weight. Not terribly much, but enough that I am not comfortable with myself. Went from a comfy 6, progressed to an 8, and now I'm in a loose 10, though can still manage the 8 without looking like I'm stuffed in a sausage casing. The number on the scale is shocking, and the few people I've told (and threatened if it goes any further) say there is no way I could weigh that, but three different scales evilly told me the same thing. :) I refuse to go any further. So goal here is to get back into shape, get myself healthy again and like my appearance again. I used to be really cute. haha. I will be having the post-chemo set of tests the week of January 12 (wish me luck/prayers there!), but will be starting an exercise routine this coming Monday. I have always eaten healthy so at least I won't have to make any major changes there. Mostly it has just been being too sedentary with my job and feeling too icky to motivate myself to do anything. Those days are over - at least the icky part. Still have same sedentary job.
So that's it for me. Will keep you posted on my progress with the self-improvement part. The crafting part will be more easily visible. : )



6 wacky women said...

Happy New year, Nancy.

You might be biased, but your kids ARE beautiful/handsome. Their pic is great.
I wish you all the luck in the world with your tests...and I will keep you in my prayers. You seem to have a very positive keep it up, girl. It can only help.

I wish you the very best for 2009.

Karen x

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Your kids are beautiful and handsome. Such wonderful smiles!! I had to laugh when I heard your ex just wanted an updated pictures....I bet we could swap some stories..

Maybe since we have the same goals of a Christmas Card a week and be healthier, we can motivate each other. Happy New Year and I will keep you in my prayers.Chris

Janine said...

Beautiful children Nancy!!
Hope you reach your goals. I will be thinking about you...

Charlene said...

Beautiful "creations"!

Anonymous said...

I do hope everything goes well and you will be able to stay healthy. Your kids look like great kids.