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Monday, February 2, 2009


Today is the day I start my new life. I promised myself this year I would do a few things differently but unlike most new years resolutions that begin on the 1st January (and are forgotten by the 10th) I thought it was a good idea to give myself time to get Abbey back to school etc and then begin.

Promise #1
Be Healthy: Today I am counting points weight watchers style. I have had a lot of success with Weight Watchers in the past and I don't know why I let my weight get out of control but I have put on 10 kilos in the last 18 months or so. I know it's not hard to get it off and it's not even hard to eat well and exercise regularly but it's soooo much easier to be lazy and eat yummy fatty sweet delicious food in abundance!

Promise #2
Socialise more: Stop being so concerned about the cleaning, washing and normal school week routine and get out and do more things. Going out for dinner or inviting friends/family every so often on a school night really isn't going to hurt anybody.

Promise #3
See more live bands: Years ago I used to go and see a lot of live bands but when we had Abbey there really wasn't enough money to use on such lavish things so that all stopped. The first live band/concert for this year for me is The Veronicas. Certainly not the music I would normally listen to but Abbey loves them and so I got her the CD. She has listened to it so much that I have grown to love it too. This will be her first ever concert (not counting the Wiggles) and to say she is excited about it is an understatement!!

Promise #4
Don't forget any birthdays: I hate when I forget someone's birthday and if your birthday was in January and I forgot it...sorry but I am only just organised for the birthdays of the year just now. I went and bought myself a diary and wrote all the birthdays in it (that i remembered) and have even put notes in there when I should start making their card and when it should be sent by.

Promise #5
Spend more time with Abbey: Thankfully she is getting to an age where she likes to do similar things to me. We both love going to the library, scrapbooking/craft, cooking etc so this year i vow to include her in as many things as I can and there is also a rule that there will be no watching movies through the week. A little bit of ABC kids of an afternoon while she is having her afternoon tea won't kill her but after that she can help me prepare dinner, set the table etc and then hopefully we will have time to sit down and read books or do some scraping together before bed. She is now in year 1 so getting her to bed at 7.30pm is becoming increasingly difficult so I told her that she will only have to go to bed at 7.30pm from now on if she is misbehaving. She is pretty happy that she is now allowed to stay up "late" until 8pm.

Promise #6
Scrapbooking: I vow to do at least 3 layouts a week. That should be enough 'me' time to keep me happy (hopefully) ;0)

I think that's all there was...if I've forgotten any I will have to add them later.

I'm off to do the housework and go for a walk before it gets too hot. Weather is going to be a top of 28 today which isn't overly hot but it is when you're walking in it.

I will sign off today with a layout I did a couple of months ago that I absolutely adore. Hayles and I did this one together, I can't remember which magazine we took the inspirtation from, sorry about that....
Until next time....
Shell xx


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