So my main resolution this year is to be more frugal. I’m hoping to continue to document my journey. I think if I set some specific goals, that it will help in actually becoming more frugal. So for January, step one is to go and get a library card and check out e-books on my Kindle rather than spending so much at Amazon. Sorry, Amazon. I know you love me. I have kind of an Amazon addiction. You can ORDER THINGS FROM YOUR PHONE IN YOUR BED, AND THEY ARRIVE AT YOUR HOUSE. Who is not addicted to this?
My second resolution, which is really a life goal, is to make sure that family comes first.
I got a little caught up in the craziness of work this year. We have a lot of events in December, and I didn’t do a great job of saying, “Nope, sorry, gotta head home” a couple of times when I probably should have. Of course work is work, and sometimes you are going to miss bedtime. But if you don’t have to… don’t.
This one is harder to break down into smaller steps, but I think that I’ll just focus on some small things. One is to make dinner and clean up the kitchen when I’m done. Sure, it’s great for one person to cook and the other to clean up, but the fact of the matter is that a lot of the time, Hub does both. It’s also not like one person is cooking and the other is drinking wine like in the old days BB (Before Bub). If one of us is cooking dinner, then the other of us is giving Bub a bath and getting him to bed. So making sure that I start and finish a job – even a “small” job like cooking dinner – is a tangible way of honoring my commitment to my family.
Given that our food posts are less popular than they used to be, there’s nothing wrong with a simple bowl of pasta for dinner.
Plus, it helps out with that whole “saving money” thing to eat at home and not to keep asking to go out to dinner.
To recap… in January, I’m going to get a library card to save money on buying books, and I’m going to make dinner – start to finish, meaning chopping to running the dishwasher – most nights for my family. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes.