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Hi, I'm Allison! I'm a thirtysomething, freshly baked, stay-at-home mom. I'm originally from Connecticut, now living in Germany, hence the name of the blog. I live in southern Germany with my German husband and our baby boy. Life has turned out to be nothing I ever expected, and am so incredibly happy with it! We certainly do have a lot of laughs! I hope you will enjoy following our new experiences raising a little half American/ half German in a little German town.

Donnerstag, 6. Januar 2011

New Year's Resolutions

I don't normally post my resolutions, because I am not the best at keeping them.  This year, instead of setting some hugely lofty goals that will not be met, you know, like losing 50 pounds, I am keeping it simple this year.  If I do something huge, it is a plus,  if not, then I am just happy to have made simple goals that I can stick with.

1.  Read a book once a month.  I love reading, but tend to read during school breaks.  It is nice, but that leaves me usually bookless in February, May, September, October, and November.  Joern and I are actually on our way to Ikea today, and I am going to search for a solution to a light so that I can do some reading in bed.  I love reading in bed, but Joern has control of our bedside light, so I have to have the light out before Joern is asleep otherwise I'd have to climb over him to wake him up.  Maybe finding a solution with a light would help me to keep up with my reading goal.

2.  Have a date night once a month.  Not like a huge date night, and it doesn't need to be on Saturday.  But, once a month, we should do something a bit out of the ordinary.  And no, picking up Chinese take-out doesn't count, unless it is accompanied by a movie.

3.  Take walks.  I don't want to commit to a five day a week walking schedule, but something want to get outside and get walking. 

4.  Probably the most lofty of all goals- a cleaning schedule.  I currently don't have a cleaning schedule, but it works in our tiny apartment.  I can go a few days without really cleaning, although dishes are a daily thing, and the apartment manages well.  But, we are looking at moving into over 200 sq. ft within the next 6 or so  months.  There is no way I can keep up with that without having some sort of a schedule.  This is my way of forming a habit that we will bring into our new home.

5.  Post more often.  I managed 55 posts on this blog in the past year, which comes out to roughly once a week, but it was not a consistent once a week.  In my perfect 2011, I would post at least once a week.  I need to realize that just because I think my life is rather dull, doesn't mean that it isn't blogable.

Well, there you have it.  With this post, I have already worked towards goal #5, I have a post for this week, and I will have a post at the end of the year, when I review my goals.

If you have resolutions, I wish you all the best in keeping them!


Kristie hat gesagt…

I loved reading this post. I haven't really made 'resolutions' since I was a little girl. They always seem so big and daunting no matter how worthy they are. I really loved hearing your normal goals that create a nicer space in your world. It inspired me!


Abby hat gesagt…

Great resolutions! Good luck with them! x