Long time, no post. January 7, 2009Posted by dreamom in Uncategorized.
I can’t say that in the absence of my posts that there has been anything too interesting going on. It has just been a steady stream of stuff.
I became lisenced in our county to be a home childcare provider to help ends meet. It was both a long and extensive process that is finally starting to pay off.
Songbirdy taught me to knit, and in the process created a monster. I have knit two pairs of longies, a baby sweater, and working on slippers. I have discovered that it is a great way to spend time, and to have something to show for it!
With the New Year I have identified a few major areas that I feel I need to address.
1)Daily time with God – Plan I have a Chronological Bible in One Year that I am reading everyday. So far, with the support of my husband I have been able to set aside that time.
2)To be more present and in control of the house. This is a tricky one. I have gone through moments of realizing that I am detached from my family, and not in control of what was happening in the house. To this end, as I had an absence of a health care professional, I weaned myself off the anti-depressants that I was on. Typically I would not recommend adjusting meds without a Dr, but I also didn’t have a Dr to say that I didn’t need them anymore (I was being treated for PPD) I found that I was watching things happening around me, and feeling like it was a movie that I couldn’t interact with. That hasn’t completely dissapeared, but it is improving. I am able to see when it is happening, and act purposefully in that moment.
3)To do SOMETHING about my weight issue. This is a matter of discipline, for the most part. The discipline concerning food, and the discipline to exercise. Knitting is helping with this – as you can’t snack and knit at the same time. Exercise? I know that I have Wii Fit as a tool, but I have not got the issue of time worked out. That is something that I am hoping to figure out as I get more grounded in the things around me.
4)Finally I want to look critically at the commitments we have as a family, and work to bring things in line with the boundaries that Kevin and I are putting in place. This year we want to be successful in our goals, and for that – we need to be realistic, and in charge.
Well, that is an update on us. Let me know what your all have planned for the new year!