Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm a library book!

Buddy found the library basket and decided to play with it. He had a good time. :) He spent a good hour just getting in and out of the basket and intentionally tipping it over. He could climb over the side no problem, but it was much more fun to tip out of it.

Hmmm... now that I'm in, how do I get back out?

Oh, who cares - being in the basket is fun!

I'd better get out of here before she decides to return me to the library!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Fun at the Playland

I took Buddy to the mall in Midland today. He had a grand time in the playplace, but when he saw me starting to pack up, he ran right over to me and signed "shoes" - I guess he was ready to go, too!

Playing in the TV!

Who's this handsome fellow?

I like toothbrushes big enough to sit on.

Beating on the grapes.

Hey, I can crawl through the car!! I didn't know how to do this a month ago.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Goals for 2009

Who needs resolutions? These are my goals for 2009. They're things that I'm going to work on, not changes I expect to make overnight. Hopefully by the end of the year, I will have accomplished some and made progress on the rest.

1. Regular trips to Goodwill. We have so much JUNK in this house that needs to GO. I want to make regular trips to Goodwill to get rid of it. Once a month would be a good start. Also, getting rid of even a little bit of the extra stuff in our house will help with my next goal...

2. Keep our bedroom picked up. I want it to be a sanctuary, not a place with a bed in the middle of a pile of clutter. Right now we can't get to either dresser or the closet - we're living out of laundry baskets because they are accessible. What's the point of owning dressers if you can't use them??

3. Find ways to move EXTRA each day. I have a habit of counting my running around at work as "exercise" even though I shouldn't, simply because I'm tired when I get home. Yesterday I spent ten minutes dancing around the living room with Buddy. It was a ton of fun and I would have loved to have done more, but I was out of breath after only three songs (and only part of that can be blamed on the bronchitis - I'm way out of shape!).

4. Be a better blogger. I feel so uninteresting 99% of the time that I don't blog nearly as often as I feel I should. My goal is once a week - maybe I'll do a weekly Buddy update as a start, and move on to other things.

5. Get to church more often. I'm not going to set a goal of going every week because frankly, that's not going to happen right now. But from not going at all to going once a month is a fair goal. After all, what's the point of me taking every Sunday off if I'm not going to go to church sometimes?