So, the end of another year has arrived already.
It’s been a mixed year, but what year isn’t?
We had Harry’s birth in May and my Nanna’s death in October.
After a few terms of unrest and turmoil Molly finally started enjoying school and her standard of work improved tremendously. She and her tormentor are almost the best of friends now, which is such a relief.
Charlie really got stuck in at preschool and appears to be one of the more confident children.
I became the organiser of get-togethers for local mums and their children and have made some lovely friends and the group is growing all the time.
Nigel seemed to really enjoy his job, only to be told earlier this month that his job no longer exists and we are now playing the waiting game and we’ll find out in the next few weeks if he has work or not.
A couple of weeks after my Nanna’s death my cousin, who is currently serving in the RAF in Afghanistan, announced his girlfriend’s pregnancy. My Nanna would have been thrilled.
It’s all very much like riding on a rollercoaster but life would be terribly boring if it wasn’t like that.
For the first time in years I am looking forward to next year. Charlie will start school in September. Harry will celebrate his 1st birthday and is growing into such a lovely little character, which pleases me so much after all the worry over his health before and after his birth. Molly continues to make me proud and amaze me at how grown up she is becoming.
I am looking forward to organising more Mums meetups. I’ve missed it over the Christmas break. I am meant to organize, it’s what I live for!
I plan to lose a substantial amount of weight if I can conquer my food addiction, possibly with medical intervention and/or guidance. This means more exercise and I hope to do my own Janathon meaning exercise every day of January. I won’t be registering officially but I thought it would be a great personal goal for me. I also need to get back into my Rosemary Conley classes that I stopped because of Nigel’s commitments. We’ll just have to work around it somehow. I’ve gained a lot of weight again over the last few weeks and I can feel it in my joints. Every bone from my hips down ache with the pressure of the weight and it’s never felt like that before. I’ve struggled to walk and I don’t want to be too unfit for my children. My hip dysplasia causes some problems but I know that with less weight bearing down on my joints it will ease the pain.
I am hoping to become an Ambassador for the New Wolsey Theatre, whereby I regularly distribute print and ‘promote’ their shows and in return I get to go to some of the shows. I’m still waiting to hear about that but it sounds like something I’d really enjoy.
I would like to become more active overall. I spend too much time in the evening on the laptop in front of the tv and I’m wasting my life. The children take up much of my time during the day but as long as I can fit around Nigel’s governor & work meetings I’d like to get out more in the evening, even if it just means a half hour walk.
It’s a lot of changes to my lifestyle and I hope I can find the willpower to carry this through the year to achieve my goals. I give up too easily when something becomes difficult.
On that note I wish you a Happy New Year and hope that 2011 is everything you wish it to be.