Monday, January 02, 2006

My New Year's Resolutions

I try to make resolutions every year that aren't terribly hard to keep. Last year my resolution was to read more books to Iris. That worked out pretty well, considering she adores books to no end and demands we read several to her every day!

This year, I have set loftier goals, as if I didn't have enough on my plate :)

My first resolution is to be more patient about my Iris's sleep habits. I really, really let her poor sleeping get under my skin and drive me to the brink of insanity while trying to be nice little AP mama and not be too extreme about her sleep. Alot of times Iris and I end up in power struggles and it's not so much about the actual sleeping as it is about who's got the control. I also am going to ask for more help if I am getting over-whelmed dealing with her. So far Matt's been good about helping me, he's been putting her down at night and letting me sleep in when I can, and it's been a god-send.

My next resolution is to take my prenatals every day!

I also am going to make wiser food choices while pregnant. Last time I gave in to every single craving like nutrition laws suddenly didn't apply to me. Anyone who had stock in 7-11 Slurpees made a shit load of money while I was pregnant with Iris! Ironically (or not) I have probably had maybe four of five Slurpees total since she's been born. I think I drank my lifetime allotment or something.

My last resolution is get out for more walks with Iris and the dog. I don't know for sure I can do this as much as I would like, but it's a good goal! And hey, everyone need's a resolution they can't keep, right?


On New Year's Eve my good friend Julie and I went out to the Tractor Tavern to see The Long Winter's play. We absolutely LOVE this band, and are quite smitten with John Roderick, if I do say so myself. The citizens of the state of Washington just passed a smoking ban which applies to every indoor space, bars included. That night was the first time I had ever been to a show without reeking of smoke when I got home. I was in heavan! Seriously! I will never leave this city, and their awesome smoking ban. I hate smokers. I hate all of them. Okay, except Matt, but he knows how I feel about his smoking.

I was telling my mom how amazing the ban is, and she was telling me about when she was younger, like over thirty years ago, and that smoking was allowed pretty much everywhere. She said she smoked IN THE HOSPITAL right after my brother was born! Isn't that insane? I feel really, really proud to live in a state who's citizens care enough to enact a law like this. *sniffle*