Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!

It was just so nice to be off from work all those days in a row. It kind of reminded me of...not working! How wonderful it was. Plus there was no school, homework, kid's sports, activities, or piano lessons going on either. And there were parties and presents and places to go and fun things to do. We topped it all off with a trip to a waterpark hotel for a New Year's Eve Radio Disney Splash Bash with our friends the Smiths. Huge fun for the kids, at one point I noticed Jeffrey skipping down the hall without even realizing he was doing it. Oh to be so happy that you must skip for transportation to the next great thing.

But always there was that feeling of knowing that it was going to come to an end. For me anyways. The kids don't have school until Monday so the party life rages on for them. I had to go to work today. And I'm extra tired from the lack of sleep on New Year's Eve, and then I've been fighting off a cold which hasn't slowed me down too much, except for when I'm trying to sleep and the laying down causes the phlegm to form a glob at the back of my throat...a feeling that makes me not want to lay down no matter how tired I feel. And then we got slammed with 15 inches of snow in one day and the roads were still a mess from it.

So I was a little bit less than perky when I arrived at work this morning. Late. What a way to start the new year. Maybe it'll just keep on improving from here. Since I was still feeling kind of sick good old Bob suggested that I drink some hot tea. So I ventured into the Coffee Room of Delights and found that someone had put two new boxes by the tea bags. One said "Brain Enhancing" and the other "Oolong Slimming." What a decision! Since I just finished a week of nonstop eating that included Kielbasa and Sauerkraut leftovers in the refrigerator at my house, I went for the slimming tea.

Every year I make the same resolution (lose weight) and every year of my life I have gotten bigger. This has to stop. I have been getting away with disguising my fat thanks to my telephone pole stature, but putting on a bathing suit at the end of Christmas week made the reality of the problem obvious. This time I REALLY MEAN IT. Diet, big time. Not an easy time of year for exercise because I can't ride my bike in the snow and I get bored with the trainer after about 2 minutes. So to try something new I just ordered "Yoga Booty Ballet" which should arrive in my mailbox in just a couple of days. This is sure to work because it has a catchy title. I'll let you know how it goes.

What is your new year's resolution? I'd love to hear all about it.


Heather Leigh said...

Mindy, your blogs ALWAYS make me smile and often laugh out loud. Did you know that I, myself, am a YBB Goddess? I LOVE YBB. However, there wasn't enough sweat factor for me, so, I have moved on to Shaun T's Hip Hop Abs. Tilt, Tuck, Tighten. Yeah, Baby!

My New Year's Resolution is to blog better like my dear friend Mindy!!


LYNN said...

Were you sitting on the sofa watching the infomerial for that one :) Hope it works wonders...back to Lifetime for me. BTW NYE pix mostly blurry with all the water-in-motion, so you look GREAT in your suit :)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year,dear niecey. If you join online WW let me know as I have questions about it. If you want the exercise bike I have, it is a good one, and the family discount applies. Please don't ever write the word phlem in your blog again. So gross. But I got the same cold!! Who passed along those germs to us?
If you want an exercise tape I could loan you Dancing Grannies. Don't laugh- there is the sweat factor there. Aunt Chris

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