Monday, December 30, 2019


This year my goal was to spend more one on one time with people in my life - my husband, my children (individually) and my friends. I think I did a good job with that.  I met up with friends for lunch or dinner every month or so, and Dave and I did the same.  Usually we do a lot of things as a family but if I was taking one kid out for an errand, we would still stop and get a treat or something so it wasn't always just about the errand.  I would like to continue to do this and focus on making it a priority.
School show with E

Out with Q

Birthday dinner with Dave

Lunch with Janna

For this next year I also want to focus on continuing to make better food choices.  I do a pretty good job of this but I also get into ruts where I neglect to bring my lunch to work or eat lots of snacks at night time.  Last week we went to see Star Wars at the theatre and as I sat there eating my "supper" of popcorn, M and Ms, and Diet Coke, I realized I did not feel that great, and likely it wasn't just the food in front of me making me feel that way, but also the days of food preceding it where vegetables and lean protein were not really on the menu.   It's okay to have treats, but that means they are actually treats and not every day food.

I also want to reduce my plastic and make an effort to use reusable items. I wrote about that here and I got lots of Christmas gifts to help with this - some reusable bread bags and produce bags, beeswax wraps, reusable cleaning clothes (shame on us we usually use paper towels), and reusable covers for bowls and plates.  I know there are even more things we can do, but we'll start here.

I'd also like to go to a dermatologist and "fix" my skin. I'm not really concerned with wrinkles, but rather the brightness of it (okay, maybe some wrinkles/lines!). I don't really want to do any sort of radical peels or Botox or anything, but I'll see what they say.  Also everyone seems to be into collagen and other supplements too so I will read up on that and see how I can make use of it.

I also want to make more of an effort to go outside.  I do get to walk to and from the subway, but I could also do well to walk outside at lunchtime, even if it is cold.  I do always feel better when I've taken some time to be outside.

Another thing is to figure out how to alleviate the stress in the morning. I mean, I know how to do it, it means prepping food for lunch and breakfast ahead of time, showering at nights, and having the dishes put away.  I could also try getting up slightly earlier, which also means going to bed earlier too.

Oh, your New Year's Resolution is to eat healthy and be more organized?


  1. LOL, Sarah...Maybe not groundbreaking, but good goals all the same. Mine are similar with an emphasis on the reducing my "things" side of organizing. I like the one of spending time with your friends and family individually.

  2. Funny how many of my "non-resolutions" are the same as yours :) I want to eat better, go outside more, and exercise more. And I love the idea of more one on one time with my people -- I could DEFINITELY be better at that.