Back to normal

Welcome to 2012 on It’s Blogworthy.

During our trip to west Virginia, Hub pulled out the 6 or 7 videotapes from baby blogworthy’s first year. His parents hadn’t seen the baby since his birth, so the tapes were a cool way to show them everything that went on the past 12 months.

As we watched, I had a funny feeling. Every scene showed a happy family and smiling mama and a seemingly perfect life, but for me they brought up memories of all the things in 2011 that made us unhappy.

Baby’s first tub bath brought back memories of all those terribly sleepless nights.

The July 4th fireworks brought back memories of hubby finding out he didn’t get a job he wanted.

My birthday celebration after the second babysitter dropped us.

We struggled in many ways, most of which not a soul knew about. The last year wasn’t kind to us, but then again, Maybe we weren’t kind to the year. Maybe we handled the changes in our lives really poorly. Maybe we should have found happiness in little things instead of allowing pain to steal our joy.

On the drive home, I noticed something great. Hubby and I were laughing a lot. We didn’t argue once. We didn’t snap at each other or the dog or the baby.

It felt like life was back to normal.

The new year feels like a totally fresh start, a time to leave all the baggage of last year at the baggage claim and buy all new toiletries, ya know? I’m not one for resolutions, especially since I usually buy slim fast that goes to waste within two weeks of the new year, but I want to commit to a few things in this new year.

I want to be more patient, especially with my husband and son. They love me most and sometimes I am harsher than I should be.

I want to act on the ideas I have, the projects I want to do, the blog features i want to create and the dishes I want to cook. I don’t want to make excuses anymore.

I want to get healthier. I have to get healthier. I am still carrying a lot of baby weight and I am not strong enough to carry the baby for a long period of time. I want to lose a few pounds and get in better shape.

I want more of this

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Which is of course playing footsie with the hub.

And this

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I have a feeling it’s going to be a great year.

what are you looking forward to in the new year?

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