Friday, January 02, 2009

Can you believe it's been 10 years since we partied like it was 1999?

Well, actually I don't think I partied in 1999 either. Probably fell asleep WAY before midnight, with a just-turned-2 and 4-year old.

Said children are busy on their I-pods and cell phones as we speak. Weird.

I don't make resolutions, but I have been thinking about changes that should be made. I'll call them thoughtolutions, so as not to have them set in stone. And that will ease my guilt when none of them are accomplished.

1.) Stop it with the jealousy. If you're jealous, it means something's missing in your life, right, so do something to work on it. MUCH easier said than done.

2.) Tell people how much you love/appreciate/feel lucky to have them.

3.) Lose a little weight, why don't you? Nothing crazy, maybe 10 lbs before summer vacation. That's 5 months, get to it. (Today was not a good start!)

4.) Stop being lazy. That one's simple.

5.) Join something. Make friends. Get involved. (This will also help with #1).

Just things that crossed my mind this morning while feeling sorry for myself.

Hope everyone had a great New Year's Day. I spent it with my family; Mark, Anna, Emma, John M., my mom, my sister, Hawkeye, John, Katie, Andrew and Jenna, and without a doubt, realized they're the ones I'll always love the most. If any of you people above are reading this, thanks for making me happy.


(If you're wondering, that picture above is the first one I found in a folder called 'Reneesframe' that Mark apparently made to load pics onto the digital photo frame he got me for Christmas. I was too lazy to go thru all of them so I picked the first one. It's mighty cute though, don't you think? OKAY, I'll work on #4 up there. YAWN!)


Renee said...

Okay, so I made the first comment and checked all those check boxes below just to see how it worked. I still don't understand it. But now, I don't have to see the '0' in Comments and my post is funny, cool, and interesting. Yay, me!

Renee said...

Oh, now I see, after I checked them and refreshed the page, it gave me a count of each one, so that funny, cool, and interesting are all marked with a (1). That's nice. I'm glad they don't have 'lame', 'boring' and 'Shut up'. I'll stop commenting on my own post now.

Anonymous said...

Okay, I will be the first non-Renee person to comment since I am the 1st who saw you enter this world. I like your new take on resolutions. Love the picture, love your "resolutions", love you.
Yeah!, "velly interesting", and so happy to see a new froggy blog entry.

Kelli said...

Cute photo, Anna looks like John M. in it. Funny - I was thinking same thoughts as you last night. I only have a really good time with you, and feel the most comfortable with you. You know what I mean, there are "friends", but only one you.

chesneygirl said...

Oh my goodness, the girls look so YOUNG in that picture!

I don't like to call them resolutions either ... I refuse!

How did you get that Reactions thingy on your posts???

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I love thoughtolutions!

Happy New Year Renee! :)

Melissa said...

I couldn't have picked better thoughtolutions myself! (Except that I was too lazy :>) )

Happy, happy new year!

It feels like it's going to be a good one, doesn't it?

Renee said...

I changed my template in Bloglines to change the wording of my comment blurb. Right underneath that, it had the option to add 'Reactions'. I like it!

beki said...

Renee, you are so blessed! Really, from an outsider looking in, you have a really good life. Embrace it and find your joy from within. Yeah, I know you already knew that :) We all know that about ourselves, but that embracing it part is kind of hard. No resolutions for me either this year - I'm trying to be content with the here and now.

martie said...

Great thoughtolutions.......some I should definetly work on myself......not that I will, mind you, but I should!

Hugs my dear friend!

Cheryl Wray said...

I love this...the picture is adorable (and it's crazy, isn't it? How time just flies by so fast?) and those are some awesome resolutions!

4evergapeach said...

Hey Renee, I finally made it back for the New Year. I really like your thoughtolutions. I may borrow a few for myself if you don't mind. It is amazing how time has passed us by. My little ones are just about out of the house. One gone, one with a foot out the door and the third real close. What will I do with myself? That's where your #5 will come in handy. Good to hear from you and wishing you all the best for this year! ~Peach

MarkD60 said...

I was just thinking about the Prince Song, 1999 the other day.
Funny you mention it!