Monday, December 31, 2007

New Years Resolutions

***Updated to add*** I just got home from the doctor. My chest got to feeling really heavy and crackly. It took me 2 1/2 hours to get ready to go. I'd shower, lay down, get dressed, lay down, dry my hair, lay down. You get the picture. I have no strength and I'm real achy. Turns out I have bronchitis. They gave me a breathing treatment, antibiotics and an inhaler so I can breathe better. Back to bed for me. It's a new year...I've got things to do...darn body wont let me...sheesh! Me and my honey
Freezing our tooshies off on top of South Mountain.
(using tripod and timer)
I love that man.
I've been sick in bed with a bad cough, sore throat, low grade fever, chills, the works. Did you know that giving birth to 5 children makes you lose control of your bladder when you cough, sneeze or laugh hard? Have to cross my legs tight to avoid embarrassing myself. Nice, huh?! One of the perks of motherhood. I decided to get up to share my goals with you, then I'm heading back upstairs to my nice warm bed. :o)
New Years Resolutions
I know some of you are saying to yourselves "not another goal obsessed list" I know there are lots of people who don't make resolutions because they are disappointed when they fail at them. I try to have a more positive attitude about them. In my mind how can we strive to make our lives better if we don't set goals for ourselves? So, of course I'm all about the goals. Here's this years list...
  • Spend more meaningful quality time with my family.
  • Continue to work on home organization projects.
  • Learn to teach with confidence...this is huge!
  • Do something scrapbook related at least twice a month.
  • Lose 30 pounds...according the the body fat % test I'm 29% fat and have grand total of 51.9 pounds of fat, but I will be happy to be rid of 30 of those 51.9. Oh my crud! How is that possible? What an eye opener that was. I will still eat what I like because I have the need to be happy, but I will drink more water, eat smaller portions, and exercise at least 4 times a week.
  • Be a better housekeeper
  • Complete all my personal progress goals in young women's. This is huge as well.
  • I will read the Book of Mormon.
  • I will teach my boys to cook and bake.
  • I will create a cookbook for each of them with pictures and easy instructions full of family favorite recipes to give to them next year for Christmas.
Happy New Year to all of you. I hope your celebrations are safe and happy ones. I always worry with so many drunks on the road, so I tend to stay home to ring in the new year.
Feel free to share some of your goals with me. :o)


velvet brick said...

So sorry to hear you have been sick! Do take care!! I agree with setting goals... we always need to reflect, stive... Very sweet picture of you and Mark! Feel better soon, dear girl!

Andi said...

Good luck with your resolutions Jolene. I'd like to request one of those family cookbooks you plan to make for your boys.

Love the picture of you and your Honey Mark.

Feel Better soon! Happy 2008!

Valerie said...

oh sweet girl! i'm so bummed you are sick - that sucks!!

love that photo of you & Mark - so sweet!

my goal is to stick with Weight Watchers this year...just to be healthier and better for my back. i love the idea of making cookbooks for each of the boys - what a great idea and something i feel more moms should do for their sons! you ROCK, girlie!

Jacquie said...

Oh my I hope you are feeling better soon.

Happy New Year to you and yours.

Marilyn said...

Oh man Jolene, I can sure relate to the coughing problem. I've had the SAME thing this week! It is so bad, the crossing legs and coughing thing! ug. Seven babies and 50 here....Hang in there! (poise pads help-ha ha)

Laurie Anne said...

Happy New Year!!
Ask dr. about the "trans vaginal sling". Small procdure, but takes care of all the "leaks". Huge quality of life thing (sorry if TMI)
Your list is a lot like mine. Lots of wife and mom stuff as well as the "I'd like there to be less of me" stuff as well :0)

shekinahhvac said...

Oh I am praying for you! I was also sick, but getting better. Thank you for sharing your resolutions with us, I pray you are a GREAT success with these. I am loving that picture of you and hubby.

My resolutions----to be a better, more organized homemaker while working at the church part-time.

And to get ALOT more scrapbooking done this year.


Amie said...

Happy New Year Jolene, I hope you get better real soon :o)

I love your resolutions I love making them I have a few this year that I am going to try and stick too.....

All the best for 2008... I love love love that photo of you and your sweet hubby ;o)

Jen said...

love that photo!

Kassie said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. There is a bit of illness running through our house as well, but I have not gotten it, thank goodness. Love your goals and I'm with you, I think it's hard to improve and progress in life without setting a few goals.

Mine this year are to work on:
home organization
self-reliance/food and skill storage
education-self and kids
wellness-exercise more and eat/cook better meals
My main goal is: JUST DO IT!
I have always been really good at gathering info and thinking of things to do to make life better, but never actually putting any of it into practice. So that's what my main focus is...PRACTICE!

Wishing you a terrific 2008!

Kimberly said...

Happy New Year and hope you feel better soon!

Tember said...

Sorry you're sick! Happy new year and feel better....

maren said...

Happy New Year!!!! I love your list of goals. I've always been big on setting goals myself and I have lots of them already for 2008. It's going to be a fabulous year.

I hope you feel better soon.


Kim said...

Happy 2008! May you be able to reach all your resolution goals.

I'm with you on the organization. I just can't seem to get it together.

When I was doing all my Xmas baking and recipes, Greg asked me to make sure that I write them all down for him for when he leaves home someday. I've never done a recipe scrapbook before so that is on my 2008 list to do as well. Maybe we can motivate each other.

Feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

I just read on Ali's blog that your word for 2008 is steadfast. That was my word for 2007! Love that word...I blogged about it several times.

Chickenbells said...

I hope you are able to attain all of your goals in 2008...and that you feel better soon! Happy New Year!!

Briana said...

Happy New Year! Love your goal list. Good luck with those cookbooks, what a great idea!

robin c. said...

Happy New Year Jolene,

Hope you feel better soon. Love the picture of you and your husband. Isn't it great to be so IN LOVE???
Good luck with your resolutions, I have a list too..this year I will learn how to post pictures on my blog!

Blessings to you and your family.
Robin C.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Sorry to hear you are sick~ your body's way of saying time to slow down. Love the pictures of Chad and christmas.
I need to work on my list...
Happy new year y'all!

Andi said...

There will always be things to do Jolene. But right now just take good care of yourself and feel better soon.

Amy Mowbray said...

Hope you feel better real soon Jolene. Good luck with your resolutions. You can do it!

Diana said...

Fell better jolene. I wish I lived closer I'd make you soup!!
Take care and best wishes for 2008

bs honey said...

So sorry you're sick. Take care of yourself, so that you will soon be well.
Love the picture of you and your honey.
Happy New Year to y'all.

Anonymous said...

Take care of your self girl! Feel better soon.

Jacquie said...

Ugh, bronchitis is so not fun! I had it once and it was terrible. Hope the meds kick in fast and you are on the mend soon.

Wendy said...

Try 2 children!! I hate being sick, Feel Better Soon!!

No goals yet, still working on realistic ones! LOL

Deanna (dw) Shain said...

Hey Girl...Sorry to hear you are still under the weather. Hope now that the Doc has set you up with antibiotics you get back on your feet soon! ;)
I LOVE the pic you took of you two! It's AWESOME!
Good luck getting everything checked off your resolutions list. I too, feel like you are more liking to feel accountable to your goals if you write them down, state them out loud, etc...
Here's to a fabulous New Year!!!!

Patti said...

Hope you are already feeling better Jolene!
I love your attitude toward the New Years resolutions. I need to adopt same. I love the cookbook idea for your boys too.

P.S. Giving birth to just one can do the same thing LOL

Briana said...

Oh no! Hope you're feeling better soon.

*Jennifer* said...

you know Jolene, it sounds more like pneumonia to me. I hope you feel better.
Hey I found Chad on myspace and now we're friends :)

Cassandra said...

Aww...hope you are feeling better real soon! Great resolutions! I hope all else is well with you and your family - Chad looks great!

wendster said...

Hi Jolene, my sick friend!!! I am back! My pc is fixed (this time by a professional) and one of my resolutions is to post on my blog every day for the whole year. So you will be seeing much more of me. I am so sorry to hear you are sick. Hope the meds and the rest and the water help. My goals are posted on my jan 1 post. As part of one of them I am posting my weight EVERY DAY on my blog. I weigh 197 pounds! Bleah! Anyways ... we can buddy up on the weight loss ... cheer each other on.
Feel better! Hope to see you soon!
Happy New Years!

angelsamoungus said...

The picture of you and your hubby is so great. I love it!! I am so sorry that you are ill. Being sick can take alot out of you. Take care of yourself. As for the New Years Resolutions. I start our great than slack off. I hope to do better this year with housework, my job, being more organized, eating healthier, etc *smile*

Take care,

Susie Q said...

Feel better sweetie. I am sick as well...everyone had it for over 3 weeks but I got it last. When I get this I always get breathing troubles too. Yuck huh?
Take care of yourself!!

We will all work on our goals together...being more organized and eating healthier are my two priorities.

Happy, happy new year to you dear Jolene!!

Love to you all,

Brandon and Camille Smithson said...

I love the picture! Very nice! I hope you start feeling better. You'll have to tell me when you are in town next because I still have your scrapbook stuff.

wendster said...

Are you still sick? Get well soon! We miss you!!!

Shelli said...

I hope that you are starting to feel better!


Andi said...

Hey Jolene, you've been in my thoughts and prayers. I'm hoping you're feeling better.

Patti said...

Jolene I hope you are okay! Just stopping by to check on you!

Mindy said...

So nice to hear that we all have the same germs even many miles away from one another. Bryan has had the same junk. Not much sleep for either one of us this last week. I laid in bed a couple of nights ago and listened to him snap, crackle, and COUGH!

I can't wait to click on your link for body fat %. I am (re)joining TOPS tomorrow night, I am eating my way to my first weigh in! I have been having HUGE back issues recently and a trivia note that all of your blog friends might find interesting, especially those that groan when they move because of back pain, is that every ONE extra pound of weight you carry on your body is actually TEN pounds of extra weight on your back. It is quite exciting to think that if I lose 10 real pounds, that is like "100" off of my back and when all is said and done, I will have lost "350" pounds.

Will you please email Chad's myspace to me and if you do a family cookbook, you should sell it...except to family members, of course!

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