And while I know you're biting your nails to the quick in anticipation of the NYC and Christmas play-by-play, I'm not ready to roll that out yet. I'm still hoarding those memories in my mind. Pondering them in my heart, if you will.
What I will share with you, however, are our 2011 goals. We refuse to make resolutions because we always let ourselves down. But we LOVE working toward goals, so we're structuring it this way instead. Tricky, I know.
This time last year, Andrew was laid up on the couch with a broken toe, his adoring wife waiting on him hand and foot. We watched movies and ate appetizers and the popping of the champagne cork frightened Rudy and gave him the hiccups. We were 6 weeks away from his OCS departure and I don't think either of us could have prepared ourselves for the year ahead. And yet, here we are.
Tucking what we've learned in our back pocket, here's what we're aiming for in 2011:
- Be more active (because endorphins make you happy)
- Dry my hair, put on makeup and wear real clothes at least 3 times during the work week (because Andrew shouldn't have to come home to a ponytail and yoga pants every evening)
- Find a way to study the scripture more heartily
- Leave the house at least twice a week, to work from Starbucks or Panera (cabin fever + yoga pants Page = Andrew's worst nightmare)
- Record more of this adventure, in words and photos
- Work out more, possibly in preparation for dive school
- Leave school for at least an hour a day to rest the ol' noodle (step away from the Power School)
- Read more of the bible
Page + Andrew
- Spend at least one evening a week and some time over the weekend unplugged (no computers, phone, tv, etc)
- Study the same scripture/read the same book and then make time to discuss
- Get serious about saving money and making some long-term goals for our family
- Start keeping a food journal (this was Andrew's idea - surprised?)
Not too shabby, eh?
Now if you'll excuse me, we have a good bottle of wine, comfy PJs and some 24 to catch up on. It's the best New Year's Eve celebration I could imagine.