...or something along those lines.
A friend of mine recently started what promises to be a really good blog (go visit her at http://becauseangiesaysso.blogspot.com), and that reminded me that it had been a while since I'd blogged. I see that "a while" means about seven months.
What started out as my attempt at being the perfect crafty housewife devolved into some venting, and then died the usual death that half-assed blogs often die.
But for some reason, I've been feeling the tickle to write again. Of course, the problem is that I never know what to write about. But the interwebs being what they are, of course there exists a 365 day blog challenge. It appears to have been written by a 14 year old girl, but it's a start.
Day 1: hopes, dreams, and plans for the next 365 days with a picture of yourself.
I don't have a picture of myself. I mean, I do somewhere, or it would be easy to just use photobooth and snap one. But that's really been the issue, the picture thing. We had family pictures taken a couple of weeks ago. That sounds like the usual suburban yuppie awesomeness, and yes, we did them in a park and there are probably some backlit crazy ones with leaves and stuff. But it was a little more significant than that for me. I've lost fifty pounds. I'm halfway to my goal, but I've lost fifty pounds. And that was enough to 1) get me a sweater in the regular girls' section and 2) give me the confidence to pay someone to take my picture. So when we get the pictures, I'll post one.
Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days. Well, let's see. I'd like to be done losing weight, and I'd like to be done because I hit my goal and not because I gave up and ripped the band out or something. I'll have my masters degree by then. Caroline will have started kindergarten (holy shit?). I will be closer to 40 than I am to 30...I guess technically I already am, so cross that off the list. I wish we could take a vacation to the beach. I wish we could refinish the floors in our house.
And I'd really love it if this were in my driveway.
That's gonna take some work.