Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year and other things

Hello everyone,

First off I will like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2012. I hope you guys had fun and spent time with family, friends and loved ones. Christmas was okay for me too. I missed attending midnight mass as we normally do to usher in the Christmas. The parish we attend here had their Christmas eve vigil mass at 4pm. There is one thing I didnt miss though; the firecrackers or as we called it, "Banger" or "knock-out". I dreaded the season because of those things. They will not allow you walk on road without throwing it at you; if you choose to stay indoors, they will not allow you rest with all the noise. People having "Banger battles" and disturbing the peace of the neighborhood. They say they are just enjoying themselves and relaxing. I wonder how you can relax with all that loud ra-ta-tat noise? Maybe I am just a Grinch.

A very huge thank you to all those who took out time to read and comment on my last post. I appreciate all the words of advice and encouragement. I totally agree with all the comments regarding what I want to do with my blog. This is my space and I am allowed to administer as I wish. For my new followers, thank you for joining my cruise.

2011 is fast drawing to a close and I am sure most people are reviewing the year and making resolutions for the coming year. I am not really a New Year resolution person. I can't remember the last time I made a list of things I would like to achieve at the beginning of the year. However, I am a huge believer in fresh starts, taking time to refocus and prioritize. I make weekly, monthly goals * I just love to tick off when I achieve something*. That said, 2012 might be different as I see myself setting goals for the new year because it is the new year.

So far, I have 3 things on my  list. The first on the list is Quality Time. Spending quality time with my family without the distraction of T.V, smart-phones, books etc. Lately I realized I got another appendage attached to my hand named my smart-phone. I am always fiddling with it. It got so bad one day, my daughter after asking for something more than once and i just said okay and not giving  her what she wanted as i didn't even hear her, she took the phone and i felt like a teenager being scolded by her mom. She also banned my phone from her tea parties. *She said I am supposed to use my hands to hold the tea cup and eat the imaginary cake *So for the coming year, I will take at least 30minutes to just be with my family. Just talking and enjoying the company.Quality time will also extend to myself. I will ensure I take my alone times too.

Exercise is also on my list. I didn't do too good in this area the past couple of months and with the chop-and- quench attitude of the holidays, exercising  is on my mind. As I stuff myself with every delicious morsel, I am thinking of my bumbum..... So for a start I will put in 20minutes then build up from there. The last thing on my list is Sleep. Most days I wake up not refreshed and then have to rush into the day. I have been living on 5hr energy drink. I am sure those things have their side effects but no one is saying now. So in the new year, I plan to have at least 6-7hrs of sleep every night. That means shifting the kids bedtime an hour earlier.

Anyone with New Year resolutions and plans on how to meet them?


  1. Blessings.....
    Happy New Year....
    Please add to your list, To Honour Self in all things.

    stay blessed.

  2. I'm also not a resolution person,i just believe in achievements.So what i try to do is achieve something every year.Meanwhile,you really need that sleep so you don't end up breaking down sometime.I try to get at least 7hours of sleep each night because i don't even sleep during the day.As for smart phones,you really need discipline to not allow it interfere with some important things,they really can be very distracting.Have a very pleasant new year ahead.

  3. Compliments of the season dear!

    All the best with your resolutions...

  4. Happy new year in advance o. Your daughter is surely wise.

    I dont do resolutions but I st goals for th year and score myself at the end of every year.

  5. Happy Holidays!!! I stopped with resolution because I never saw them through and that made me feel like a failure.

    I am with you on that exercise grind though, i need to do more.

  6. Happy New year in advance. I am so with you on exercise and looking forward to seeing my family next year.

  7. 5hr energy drink ke? I saw the commercial and hoped in my mind that no one would buy it. Please stick to your resolution and get refreshed the natural way o, i really don't like energy drinks.
    I wish you a blessed new year and may God grant you favour in all you do

  8. QT is a big one for me next year too! I really need to make some time out to be still. Also, I have struggled with not getting enough sleep since I started working fulltime last year. I cannot seem to make myself go to bed before 12 or fall asleep before 1 which leads to less QT and days where all I'm dreaming about all day is my bed. Sigh. Not sure if that 2nd one can be fixed but we'll see, I guess...

  9. Happy new year and good luck with your revolutions

  10. Happy New Year! I think for me it is about taking action. If I want to do something, I should put my mind to it and just do it. Learn to be fearless!

  11. Happy new year dearie. I also hate the banger thingy. It's so annoying....AAARRRGGGGHHHHHH especially when you are trying to sleep and the noise just won't let you. All the best with your resolutions. I'm so with you on the spending quality time with your family and self. I need to also work on that. And easy on the energy drinks oo. The side effects might not be obvious now.

  12. I can imagine how you felt when your child took your phone. The manufacturer of the smartphone is anti-christ i tell you. many pple now live more online, missing out on real life.

    That sleep thing is a real problem. Sadly self inflicted. yes to sleeping at midnight at least.
    Happy 2012!

  13. LOL I don't really do resolutions but I wish you the best with yours!
    Have a wonderful 2012
    See you there :)

  14. Thanks for checking up on me ....
    I like your New Year resolution....but I am not making any because they are usually broken by February LOL
    I wish you a blessed 2012
    Hope you are well?

  15. I think being intentional with each goal...take each goal and be specific, let it be measurable, time oriented! Have an awesome new year!

  16. Wow what a wake up call by your daughter. But you got to admit tea parties are much more fun than playing angry birds on your smart phone ;) Happy New Year and good luck with all your resolutions!

  17. *checks bumbum too... chei*

    Happy New Year Dear.

  18. Hopefully we'll get an update sometime during the year, so we can hold you accountable.


  19. Blessings and Happy New Year. May this year be for your a wealth of happiness and contentment.


  20. Happy New Year!!!

    Those three resolutions are right up my street. I need to do the same. Especially SLEEP!

    Have a wonderful 2012. x

  21. Happy New Year.

    1st time year waving with love. Thanks for visiting my blog.

    I like the look of ur blog very HOMELY...

    Off to read more of ur posts..