Monday, January 4, 2016

Hiya 2016!

Well, I'm back at the routine--I hope.  The last two weeks have been a wonderful way to end 2015 and begin 2016.
We had a fabulous Christmas.  The boys got exactly what they wanted from Santa.  Maybe just a bit more.  I got exactly what I wanted for Christmas too.  An Exercise bike/elliptical trainer so I can exercise without impacting my knees and ankles and in the privacy and convenience of my own home. I used it Saturday and plan to use it tonight.  Exercising regularly is sort of one of my New Year Promises.  I do promises instead of resolutions because resolutions are usually big and grand and intimidating.  I like promises better.  I made 5 promises last year. Of those five I kept 3 of them and came close on the other two.  So let's try for 5 this year:
  1. Use the Exercise bike/elliptical trainer with some regularity--trying for 3 times a week or more. It's right there, there is a TV to watch and I really have no excuse to not exercise.  So here's to keeping up with getting active.
  2. Plan meals with more forethought. I've been winging it and I really need to plan it out better. However, organization is not my strong point.  Well, initial organization is, but follow through is lacking.  I will be working on that.  Maybe I should get the kiddos involved in making dinner.  Thursday night could be their night...
  3. Continue getting my scrap room set up.  We have a good start in there, I can use it now to exercise in and we have a fairly good handle on what we want to do in there, we just need to get the materials and finish it.  Then I actually have to use it...
  4. get out and enjoy the outdoors with my family--this includes cross country skiing, biking, four wheeling, camping, kayaking and hiking, all weather permitting.
  5. Go on a semi epic road trip this year.  Either down to the national parks in Utah, or we go for broke and head to the west coast--namely Oregon and Washington. I think we have a couple people we can visit out that way (Stacy!). Of course if we head west, there will be quite a lot of research to do for interesting sights to see as I've never been that way before.  Sounds fun, Yes?!
So there you have it.  Promises for 2016.  I'm really hoping 2016 is nicer to us that 2015 was. Here's hoping yours is too!

Now for MMMM:  Freebie week so here's some I've been enjoying recently:
The Cadillac Three with The South:

Kristian Bush with Trailer Hitch:

Florida Georgia Line with Confession:

Have a good week everyone!


  1. That's great you got the exercise bike thing. I find that mine is really great for when I'm not running outside and sometimes I do prefer it. I too must start meal planning. We wing it all the time because no one wants to eat the same things!

  2. I love your list. I hope you get to accomplish what you seek.
    An elliptical bike does sound nice. Isn't it too loud to hear the tv though? I think I've seen one at my inlaws house.

    Thanks for sharing the tunes.

    Happy New Year!


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