Daily Archive: January 1, 2013

In with the new!

Well, I’m not in love with the number 2013, but oh well.  365 days of this odd number (it’s not prime, but it may as well be).

Don’t worry, I have ZERO desire to list out resolutions for the new year.  I don’t know about you but I hate that crap*.  I try to (self) reflect and examine how I can improve my lifestyle throughout the year.  January 1st is just another rabbit rabbit.  Your body can’t tell the difference between this day and April 16th, so make good choices whenever you figure out what they are.  Right?!

Plus, If I were to write out my 2013 goals, they might look something like this:

Gain another 5+ lbs
Go to the hospital

Not exactly the typical list, huh.  Ok, ok, there is one thing I can put down that’s real.  Figure out work/family balance.  But it’s not really a resolution because it’s not yet an issue.  Plus it’s something I’m going to try and be mindful of for years to come (as opposed to just this new year).

I know 2013 will be a crazy one in the hippie household.  There are a lot of variables we are trying to sort out right now with our jobs and the future of our family.  But there’s a lot of “wait and see” uncertainty too.  The good news is that none of that stuff stresses me out.  In the past it may have.  I like plans.  I like knowing what’s going to happen so I can ready myself.  But for some reason the type A tendency to hyper-manage the future vanished when I moved back to CA.  Maybe it was me growing up.  Or maybe I learned that letting go doesn’t mean everything will spiral out of control.  After all, Kyle and I both quit our rock solid Manhattan jobs in the worst economy to move across the country where we were essentially homeless for several months prior to our wedding.  And things worked out!  Duh.

So why try to make the future fit into a nice little mold?  We have a little baby on the way!  Life is good.  Things will happen, good and bad, and we will tackle them like we do.  And there will be three of us.  And that makes me happy.

What are your thoughts on resolutions?  Do you make them?

*Please note, I do think resolutions can be (and generally are) a good thing.  Examining ways to make positive changes going forward is totally healthy and normal and encouraged.  So don’t take my snarky writing at face value.  Go right ahead and analyze where you can improve things in your life and do the damn thang.  Just know if I see “go paleo” or “reduce carbs” on your list I’ll probably stop following your blog.  Kidding! [Kinda, but not really]

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I’m holding onto the holidays…just a little longer.  Because I got this adorable Almond Breeze hot cocoa package in the mail and was waiting for just the right moment to enjoy it.

I’m a huge AB fan and thought this was such a clever idea.

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I paired my cocoa with candied ginger and home-made chocolate nut toffee (my [parents’] neighbor makes this every year and I brought a few pieces back with me from home).  I don’t even mind the walnuts on top; it’s THAT good.

With this kind of diet, I’d say I’m on my way to tackling those 5+ lbs…who knows, maybe they will all go straight to my uterus (fingers crossed?).  Actually, I don’t really feel like pushing out a 10 pound baby, so I retract that statement.  I’ll take half of those pounds myself.