Waking up this morning to a brand new year was made even more special with a brand new white coating on everything. The world around up had been frosted with yummy fresh snow. Not only that, but it was bright and sunny all day. I miss the sun in the winter. We can go a whole month without seeing the sun so when it makes an appearance, it's always a treat.
My original plan today was to watch DVDs and write thankyou notes. Instead, I went to a movie and took a nap on our couch. Originally I was going to see The Holiday but instead went to see The Pursuit of Happyness. While I really liked the movie, I was once again reminded why I hate going to movies in the theater. I like to see movies on my own, by myself. You see, movie viewing at the theater isn't really an interactive activity. Not that you would know that by the people in the theater today. There were two ladies who sat down right behind me and from the moment their butts touched the seats, they talked. And talked. And talked. They talked through the ads. Fine. They are just ads. They talked through the previews. Arg! Some of us like the previews and would like to be able to pay attention to the screen. Then they talked through the beginning of the movie. I had had enough. I got up and moved. I wanted to say something but didn't want to ruin the experience for those around us. I think they got the message by my leaving.
Bob ended up having to go to the store today. He was signed up by the others who didn't want to come in. Isn't that nice? Thankfully he was feeling OK today and didn't mind. I took a nap on our couch, that's how industrious I was.
I don't know about making resolutions. I'm not good at resolutions. But I will write what I would like to see for us for 2007.
1.) A plan if not actual first steps for adoption
2.) More attention to my health. I messed up in 2006. I allowed my depression and the battering I took emotionally to affect my eating habits. I need to get moving more and put back into practice the steps I learned after having my gastric bypass.
3.) More attention to my relationship with God. I really put him on the back burner this year because of my anger and frustration with him. I know he's OK with it, but I'm not. I just don't know how to reconcile. It's not like I can call him up and invite him out for coffee and listen to his side and tell him mine. But it's a process I will be working through this year.
4.) I want to be better at giving Bob what he needs from me. I love him like crazy but this year we were not really as close as we used to be. Part of it is because of his health but most of it is my fault. I wasn't interested in intimacy and that kind of put a wedge between us. I want to remedy that somehow.
5.) I want to finish school. My classes start up again in June and finish in November. I want to complete it and be done with it once and for all.