♥ Wake up before the sunrises. I know that on the days that Harold had to get up and go to work at 5am, and I got up with him, I was much more productive. Even now, it's 11:30am and all I've done is feed Kirby, gotten Harold out for work, and done a load of dishes. I know I could get more done if I was more motivated, i.e. waking up earlier.
♥ Feed my family less processed food. For me, that doesn't mean buying things that are "organic" and all the other list of things that boxes at my local grocery store shout at you as you walk down the isle. It means that I'm going to make my own graham crackers, and cheese crackers, and bread. I'm probably still going to buy things like peanut butter cups, chunky soup, and maple syrup (yeah that's one odd list of things right there...), but I'm going to make what I know how to make that will replace what I could buy at the store.
♥ I'm going to be less defensive. I get really defensive really quickly, because I constantly feel like I'm being attacked by everyone and everything. Most of the people I used to be friends with in high school completely turned on me and started saying vile things when I got engaged, and oh golly when I got pregnant hell broke loose. And with the childhood I had, well it isn't a recipe for accepting everything with an open mind and an open heart. I plan on working on changing that.
♥ Write down my recipes. I cook all the time. I don't use cookbooks unless I'm baking or want an idea for something, and even then I change and tweak it. My father once said that Harold should stay married to me for my cooking ALONE, and even Harold says it's one of my best qualities (I'm not going to take offense to that, I'm a really good cook). I'll cook something, it will be amazing, and then Harold will ask for it again and I'll make it, but then a friend will ask for my recipe. I'm stuck. I'll sit there with a pen and paper trying to think of how much of whatever I put into it when I made it, and unless I'm actually making it I can't remember. So, I'm going to start writing down how much I'm putting into something as I'm cooking it. This way I'll have my own little library of recipes to pass down to my kids like my grandmother did for me.
♥ Take daily vitamins. Yeah I don't think I have to go into that.
♥ Post more often. Yeah I pretty much fail at that. I'm going to work on it I swear. I super super swear.
Well, I think it's time for me to crawl out from under my heated blanket, take a shower, and put on a bra. Also, maybe eat something.
Oh, and happy 50th birthday daddy!