So things are beginning to slow a bit here at the ole homestead. Well at least I am getting caught up. I have one more thing to make for this holiday, wrap a couple more gifts, and do the final cooking/baking for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I am hoping to have my check list completed today and can just enjoy the next few days of Christmas.
So because of that, my plans start to trend toward things I need to do starting in January. It isn't a New Years Resolution list. I don't do those. But there are changes coming. I have a feeling a season in Dh and my life is changing. Diva left the nest a few years ago and has since started a nest of her own. I added a Son in Law and two grandsons in exchange for her leaving my nest. A positive to be sure. Now I am looking at Einstein starting Technical college in a couple of weeks. Rubic will be going down to the same area on those same days and plans to take his GED. Soon after he is going to be going to tech college. As a result, things are changing. We are having to coordinate DH and I going to work, Einstein going to school and Rubic's GED and studies, all with one car. FUN! In addition to that, the holidays instill a desire, after much heavy food, to eat and act healthier. We have added to our home gym and now have one that looks pretty nice. We have an Elliptical , treadmill, air bike, and free weights. I should use it don't ya think? So all of us are getting back on the health bandwagon after our food hangover. Still no weird diet food. No artificial stuff, but definitely whole grains, fruits, veggies, lean meats, etc. In order to coordinate everyone's schedule, still eat healthy and use the equipment (I mean it's there!), I am needing to change some things I buy. Packing 4 lunches as opposed to one or two means I need to find items that are quick to pack. So whole fruits, yogurts, cheese sticks etc. will be on my grocery list; as well as the individual packs of baked chips. That's for starters. Most of my baking will have to be relegated to the weekends and so that cuts back on days of mammoth baked goods prep. Time will be precious. Gardening season will be upon me in a couple of months and I need to be able to focus on that. It saves more money in the long run. I can already feel the gardening bug biting. I should be starting my cold weather crop seeds indoors soon. Yay.
There will be other seasonal changes in our life for sure. I need to enjoy, for now, the presence of our two youngest still at home. In a few years that may change. I am past the days of Santa visiting my kids, and I do miss that. I still enjoy Christmas and all the joy it brings to us. I think, when the time comes that our kids are on their own; the difference in our Christmas will be the hardest to face. So in the mean time, I will focus on this and every season and enjoy it to the fullest.
I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas.