Happy New Year!

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!

One thought on “Happy New Year!

  1. Laima

    You *DID* win Laura! You & Tim won on four items and I’ll be dropping them off this evening after work. Let me know if 5 or 5:30 is not a good time to stop by. I meant to leave them on your doorstep this morning on my way home from the Atwood Center but I felt like I was coming down with a cold all day yesterday and even though i put myself to bed before 930, I decided to “sleep in” this morning until 7 this morning instead of getting out of bed at 5:45 to meet up w/ one of my exercise buddies. (I have goals #1 & #2 for this year, too. Although Ms. Laura, I was checking out those pics you posted last week-ish and the one where you’re in front of the capitol Xmas tree made me think “Gee! She’s lost weight! She looks great!” followed by “Man, I gotta catch up!!!” :)

    PS – you’re really on the ball with those resolutions this year! I’m still in the “mulling over” phase, not including the weight/fit goals – those are for sure on there for me.

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