Friday, January 02, 2009

It's 2009!

If there is anyone out there still reading: I can't believe it's been six months since I've posted! I apologize for my lack of follow through. Since it's a new year, I'm going to get back on the blogging horse.

I have a couple of things to blog about from the second half of last year that I will post in the coming weeks, but this post is a combination "big news" post and 2009 goals. Lots of my blogging friends are posting their goals for the year for all to see, and perceived pressure from all you people watching me will help get me get them done.

My first goal is combined with my "big news".

1. Give birth.
Yup. If you didn't know already (but I'm guessing you do!) I'm six months pregnant with a baby boy, due at the end of April. This and what follows will take up the majority of my energy and efforts, so the rest of my list will be short.

2. End the DIY.
Help my husband install a new kitchen, set up the nursery (both before baby, I hope!)and decorate the rest of the house so that it's completely done by 2010.

3. Begin the gardening.
One of my dreams for moving out to the country and having a proper backyard (oh yeah, we've moved!) is to be able to grow my own vegetables. I'm pretty good at killing house plants, but I'm going to try to garden anyway.

4. Become a better publishing employee.
Read at least 30 non-work books, to beat the measley 25 I read in 2008. Write those articles I've been meaning to write. As much as possible while I'm away from work, stay involved in the children's publishing world.

5. Enjoy the inevitable chaos.
I won't sweat the small stuff. I will make lots of mistakes, but it won't matter. I will not be hard on myself and I will have fun with my baby boy.

6. Don't disappear.
I will stay in touch with friends and let myself take a break when I need to in the hobbies that I love. I will post on this blog and play as much Scrabble on Facebook as baby will allow.


Juliet said...

Hey love!!! So, NO, I didn't know you were pregnant!! Aren't we friends of facebook? (grin). My excuse for not knowing what is going on is that I have been low thyroid for almost a year now, but finally seeing the light with normal hormone levels. Yippee!! Well, I am so happy for you!! And all the best of luck with your list for 2009! I especially like number five. That is one I could work on as well. :)
Lots of love, and it's good to hear from you! xoxo

yamster said...

Yay, you're back!!!

alvina said...

Hey, just realized I hadn't checked your blog in a while, and voila. Great goals! Gosh, 25 books last year is so much better than what I did. I think I read less than 10.

Looking forward to Karaoke when you're in NY!