Thursday, January 1, 2009

Here's to you, 2009!

So, 2009 is here.

It is going to be a year full of really big changes. This time in 1 year, I will live in a different, smaller house that consists of me, Mr. P and the animals. I will have submitted my tenure packet and will be anxiously awaiting whether I will have to go on the job market.

My kid in college will be graduating from college in 5 months and off to start the adventure of living her life. My kid in high school will have graduated from high school, and will be one semester into his college career.

My sister will live by me again. I can't wait to be involved in her son's life, to give her date nights with her husband, to have someone to go get pedicures and lunch with, and all of the other benefits to having your sister live in the same town.

My mom might live by me again. I am not sure how this one will go. She drives me bat shit crazy. However, I really love playing Scrabble and Boggle, and noone else in my family I can envision going over for dinner, making her make eggplant parm and playing Scrabble. Plus, those are QUIET games, so, in theory, she won't talk that much about the random crap she talks about...if you ever meet her, ask her about the time she wasn't allowed to take her umbrella on the plane because of the pointy tip, or about the time she got the Internet through the air from the dude from India, or even about the time she had to call the cell phone company because her phone was broken and she HADN'T TURNED IT ON.

I turn 40 this year, and Mr. P and I have our 20th anniversary. Two pretty big milestones.

Those are things that are going to happen, but there are also things that I hope will happen:

- Get physically fitter. I have come to the realization that I don't care so much about being fat, I care about not being able to DO things that I want to do. We were talking about next year taking a "snow" trip, which would involve skiing, tubing, etc. but right now I just wouldn't be able to do it. I hope I can get into a good frame of mind, keep up with WeightWatchers, keep my Nike Me happy, and all of the other things that go with getting my body to a better place.

- Get financially fitter. Mr. P and I have had atrocious credit in the past, and I want to get that under control. I want to pay off old debt, and get our few little current debts paid off. If I get tenure, I want to buy a house/condo/something in 2010.

- Get mentally fitter. I am really, really angry at my parents. I need to get some help letting go of that. NOT for their sakes, for my own.

There it is. I want to get fitter in 2009. Tell you me back here in 1 year, and we shall see how it went. Even better, stick around and we will make all of our resolutions come true together.

Here's to 2009!


Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Happy New Year, HP! Hear, hear for your resolutions- I will be here cheering you on. I too am wanting to get physically, financially and mentally fitter (with the mental part being not stressing so much and being in the moment). We can do it!

And I love scrabble and boogle BTW. If you are on Facebook, try Scramble. Addictive- a timed boogle that you can play against strangers or your FB friends. And I can't wait to read both you and your sister's account of the stuff you do together!

creative kerfuffle said...

i like all of yoru fitness goals for 2009. and i love, love, love scrabble but the hugs doesn't play and the kids are frustrating to play w/, though i try. so, if you ever come to nc we'll totally have a scrabble fest.
i can't even imagine thinking about one kid being out of college and the other starting college. i'll probably have a melt down at that point.

DAVs said...

It's going to be a big year for sure, so many milestones!

I love games--most games--but Lee doesn't. Boo on him.

We haven't attempted to make any 2009 goals YET, but I feel them coming on...

Tracy said...

I remember thinking that when you were 40 and I was 33 we would be SO OLD.

We are going to be so fit, we could run like in a 5K or something and hold hands and braid each others hair...what? I dont' know.

Jen L. said...

Happy new year! I want to get fitter, too. Looks like this year's gonna be an exciting one! Can't wait to hear about all your adventures.

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