Happy New Year!
This year has been off to a weird start. On New Years eve Tim and I went to Laima’s every other year (biannual?) NYE party while Amber the awesome babysitter watched TV and occassionally put a sleep walking kid back to bed. The party was wonderful with photo op boxes, brown bag auction of stuff — Did I win anything Laima?, and fondue. But about 45 min before midnight I started to feel hot and then got a bad case of body ache. You know how you feel when you have the flu with a bad fever? How your whole body just aches and it hurts to exist? Well, it was like that. At Midnight we left and came home and I was in bed by 12:30. But during that time I realize that these symptoms were familiar and the cause is my winter enemy — iron deficiency. Ugh!
So I started some supplementation aand working on eating iron rich foods (none of which I had consumed for at least a month or two) but it took until today for me to even feel a semblance of myself. Sunday we visited the grand family but I was so tired and ill feeling that it was a bit of a blur. Monday I felt marginally better but stayed in bed for the majority of the day. Tuesday better yet — and I got some vitamin b-12 in addition to a different kind of Iron supplement than my old stash. Today…finally…relief.
So apparently one of my new years resolutions is to consume more iron. My other new years resolutions are all of them. Yep. I am going to:
1. Lose weight
2. Get fit
3. Get out of debt/budget
4. Learn something new
5. Quit smoking
6. Drink less
7. Spend more time with friends and family
8. Get organized
9. Enjoy life more
10. Help others
There. Some of these are in the bag. An actually by trying… I mean to say, “I’ll keep it in mind” and see what happens.
In fantasy land my real goals would be:
1. Go to bed at a decent hour like say…10 or something.
2. Declutter the heck out of this place
3. Keep writing my Mom every day
4. Write more in general
5. Ho-Chunk language
okay, so they aren’t fantasy land…so why not just add them to the rest, for a total of 16 (remember iron is one too).
Anyway, in other news I went to our first book club meeting of 2012 to discuss Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. I started it last night at 7:30 and finished the last chapter at the meeting while we ordered.. I thought it was good and I really like the writing style, flow and descriptions. I liked the emotions it evoked. We had 8 people show up, which was awesome. We have such a good book club. Next up for February is Nurture Shock. It is nice to throw in a parenting book every now and then since we all did meet from socializing our first borns.
So there, I read a book, cared for three kids 4 and under while doing so (and they weren’t easy today) and made a healthy, nutritious dinner from scratch — oh yeah and went to book club. oh and there was a play date yesterday, so I am practically a social butterfly!