Friday, January 07, 2011

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2011 everyone. I hope you had a fantastic holiday season and spent time with all of the people that are important to you. Our Christmas was great if a little overwhelming. We hosted for the first time ever so not only did we have to feed 10 people for two days but M. was in sensory overload from all the attention and stuck to my side the whole time which made cooking interesting. However, dinner turned out amazingly well and everyone was satiated and happy. We decided not to go with turkey this year and so cooked prime rib with yorkshire pudding, Brussels sprouts with maple buttered pecans (a big hit!), scalloped sweet potatoes, and pan-fried carrots & parsnips.

New Year's Eve was a fairly laid-back affair spent at home with good friends, wine and cheese. Is there a better combination?

I decided not to make any resolutions this year because 9 times out of 10 I end up not keeping them but I do have several goals I'd like to work towards.

1. This really needs to be the year that I get my health in hand. A. and I are signing up for the Calgary Herald Health Club at Home Challenge and I am restarting my Ukrainian dance class next week. I've also started going to a Zumba class at work and I'd like to do the Couch to 5k podcast again and finish it this time. If we ever decide to have a second child I'd like to be at a lower weight when I get pregnant and I also don't want M. to EVER feel ashamed to have overweight parents.

2. I taught myself how to do some basic crocheting over the Christmas break and I'd like to improve on that. I'd really like to crochet a ripple afghan for our family to cuddle under.

3. I'm not going to try so hard on this here blog. There are soooo many talented bloggers out there that I read and admire and I was kind of hoping to join their ranks but I've realized just how much commitment that takes. For now, I'm just going to post when something peaks my interest or I have something to say and hope that someone out there reads it.

That's it. Did you make any resolutions or set any goals for yourself?


  1. My goals are the same as always- exercise more, make sure to be social (sometimes it's easy for me to be a hermit) and work on writing a collection of short stories. Also, I'm really working on paying down my debt!

    I think it's really cool that you are taking Ukrainian dancing. How are you liking Zumba? The people who take it seem to really like it.

    By the way, I always enjoy your posts :)

  2. I figured I still had a few goals on my 26 Before 26 list and another 5 months to go, so I'm focusing on finishing that before starting new ones! Ukrainian dancing sounds like it would be so so much fun! Happy new year :)