Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Winter Blahs

I always get in a little funk after Christmas is over. I think it has something to do with the fact that I'm the type of person who loves having stuff to plan for and a million things to do and when all of a sudden it drops off and I have to go back to my normal schedule I get a little crabby. I suppose the fact that my kids have had the sickies for the past few days hasn't helped either. I always hear about people who get depressed or stressed out around the holidays and it never makes sense to me. It's the months after New Year's and before spring begins that always gets to me. November and December are always exciting with lots of things to look forward to and people to see but the January and February are filled with cold and blackish-grey slush and cold and dirty cars and cold and EVEN MORE COLD. It also still gets dark ridiculously early and there are no more Christmas tree lights in the house because I'm also the type of person who can't stand to see Chrismas lights after January 1st (much less all the way into February and March- seriously, I can understand not climbing up onto the roof in the bitter cold to take them down but WHY must you continue to turn them on people??)

Anyway, on Friday we are all heading up to Milwaukee for New Year's Eve. It's the first time in five years that we've gone anywhere on this day since Russ was so nice to invite our little munchkins to sleep over at his house as well. And because I've been thinking about stuff like this all week, here is my list of things I want to do and/or see in the coming year:

1. Go to New York City (where I will of course, attend a taping of The Daily Show)
2. Visit Washington D.C. with the girls. Not only have Jason and I never been there, but I think it would be great for Juliana to see as well. Plus, apparently we can go have coffee and doughnuts with Dick Durbin and Barrack Obama. Yippee!
3. Go back to Las Vegas. Because why wouldn't I wan't to?
4. Since something on my list has to be non-travel-related: Get back into a regular yoga routine. I've been doing lots of Pilates and aerobics lately but not enough stretching so I really want to work on getting my flexibility back. Plus, my dad gave me a stationary bike for Christmas. (Not that a bike will get my flexibility back but still, Yay!)
5. Work on organizing/scanning all of our mountains of old photographs and negatives. This is my last major obstacle on my way to organizational glory.
6. Repaint our bedroom.
7. Enjoy my girls every single day, even if Juliana is determined to make me crazy and Ava has a never-ending stream of boogers coming out of her nose because someday they won't be living in the same house as me and I won't have any boogers to wipe or any punishments to hand out.

Speaking of my girls, this list will have to be continued later. Duty calls.

1 comment:

  1. We've had the sickies here too, and I feel the same way about the end of the holidays. Blah. We are excited that we'll hopefully find out the sex of baby #2 January 10, so that's something to look forward to for now! :) Hope to get together with you soon. Have a happy new year!