Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wishing my life was rated PG

So, this really has nothing to do with my resolutions except that it could be what causes me to fail. My hubby, PG, is lazy. This may sound harsh to those who don't know me or him, but it's the nicest thing I can say right now. Today is the second day he has called into work sick. All day he will lay around and do nothing. I understand-he is sick. But when he's healthy, he does nothing. I am a full time pharmacy student-so I go to school full time (Monday-Friday), study after school, and have a part time job. You would think I would get some help around the house. Sadly, you would be wrong. I have to do everything on top of my already packed schedule. I have no time to do anything for myself. Maybe that should be a resolution-take time for myself. That sounds like a good plan. Anyway, back to the possible fail of my resolutions. I fear that I will be so busy taking care of the cleaning with no help that I will suffer burn out and won't be able to take time for myself and exercise or do anything I really want to. If anyone has any suggestions, please comment. I really want to make me into a better me (and not end up bitter!)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The beginning of a long journey

Ok, so I previously mentioned some of my resolutions. I have actually began cutting the budget and saving money!! Exciting! I went grocery shopping after work this morning and managed to get groceries for the week for $43. Of course, I have stuff in my cupboards to use as well, but this excited me. It's better than eating out obviously and better than I'm used to! I've also been working on cleaning my house. Slowly getting there. And, to help lose weight, I bought a calorie cutting cookbook and am currently making vegetable beef soup from a recipe in there. Let's just hope it tastes ok. On a totally different note, I've been trying to craft more, as a friend and I are trying to get a little side business going and it helps me relax. Until next time...good travels.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year, New Lou

So, like everyone else, I have New Year’s resolutions. My thoughts are that if I blog about them, I might actually accomplish them. First and foremost, I want to lose weight-a lot. Ideally, I’d like to lose 70-80 pounds, but I’ll settle for any weight loss. I plan on exercising daily and walking my dog, Remington. Secondly, I’d love to get organized. Currently, my life is chaotic and therefore, stressful. Third, be a better student. I’m in pharmacy school, so I really need to stay on top of this. Fourth, get my house clean. It looks like a tornado ripped through it and the fact that I have a husband, a dog, and a cat does NOT help. Fifth, I’d like to cut expenditures. I need to cut down on the wants and use coupons and whatever for the needs. I have several more, but we’ll start with these. Wish me luck on this fun adventure!