Sunday, December 30, 2012

Resolution Linky!

I'm a bit behind, but I'm hoping putting some of these resolutions in print will help me stick to I'm going to play catch up with some of my favorite bloggers!
Technology: Learn to Use a REAL Camera
My mother-in-law to be has graciously offered to get us a new, "real" camera for a wedding gift! I've never had anything better than a basic point and shoot and I am super excited to learn how to shoot in manual with a nice camera.  I love to take pictures but am currently limited to my phone because I can't find the daggone charger for the camera.
(Hmmm...maybe that's a sign that I need to move on down to the ORGANIZATION resolution...)
Anyways, this is a resolution I know that I'll keep because it's something I've been wanting to do for a while!  Hopefully we can say goodbye to my grainy, dim-lit pictures on this little blog!
I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of test shots of this handsome dude during the learning process!
More pictures???  Oy.

Organization:  PURGE!
I've actually gotten a headstart on this one!  As I've been putting Christmas decorations/gifts away...I've felt the need to clean and organize every nook and cranny of every closet before I put anything new in there!  I don't think the next 2 days of break are going to be quite enough time to tackle that I'm hoping to try to go one room at a time over the next few weeks and do some tossing/donating.  So far, only our master bath closet has been completed...nothing fancy but everything has a "home" and I didn't have to buy any baskets, etc.  I did a little shopping in my basement and found what I needed. I think some littlechalkboard labels will be the perfect finishing touch to tie it all together!
(I told you my camera was bad!)
Here are a few of my favorite organization pins from Pinterest that will be my inspiration!
Click the pictures to check out the original source.
Professional Growth: Be a good mentor to my student teacher
I am getting my very first student teacher *ever* in a couple weeks!  I have been busy preparing for her arrival and I plan to share my experiences in the weeks and months to come!
Downtime: Close the laptop
I am promising myself to use my time more wisely at school (mainly grading papers and entering grades instead of running my mouth).  That doesn't mean I won't have work to do at home (yea right!) but I do want to try to spend more time with my boys that doesn't involve looking up from my laptop.
How could you not want to be a little bit lazy with these cuties?
I also have a new neice on the way and I'm looking forward to spoiling her very, very rotten.
Fitness:  Do SOMETHING
Plain and simple.
Hello Jillian.  My name is Amy.   We are going to be getting to know each other over the next few months.  Please be nice to me.  I haven't worked out in a really long time.
I did P90X last spring and haven't worked out since day 91. Disgusting.  Apparently, since I was so proud of myself for doing P90X and eating right for 3 months...I thought I could never work out again and eat junk.  Oops.  That didn't work out so well.  I have a beach wedding coming up in May and I have 3 phases of Jillian videos ready to kick my butt back into shape!  I loved doing P90X with Andy, but the workouts are so, so long (some over an hour!).  Most days we worked out as soon as I got home from school and all I had time to do was make dinner and do school work before it was time for bed.  I'm hoping these shorter 20-30 minute videos will be more do-able for the long term.
This just cracked me up and I had to share.  In all seriousness though...I'm going to try to eat healthier without "dieting."  This girl needs a cheat day every now and then to eat some pizza and drink a glass (or two) of wine and I fully intend to do just that.
2012 has been absolutely fabulous...2013 promises to be even more exciting!  Many blessings to each of you in the new year.
Want to link up?  Click here to head over to sweet Amy Lemon's blog to do just that!


The Polished Teacher said...

You are going to love that camera! I'm hoping to get one soon. They take great pics! I lost my camera charger this summer and the replacement was $60. Learned the lesson the hard way!

Love your organization ideas! The ribbon basket is so simple!

I can't wait to hear all about your student teacher! That is going to be the highlight of reading your blog for me!


Camille said...

Okay, maybe I should get to know Jillian also. You have encouraged me to give her a try! Thanks (I think).
An Open Door

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