Friday, January 11, 2008

2008 is gonna be great and maybe I'll date or find a mate and then procreate or move outta state or stop being late or some other fate . . .

Did you like my rhyme? Don't judge me. It's 1:20 am and I should be asleep- but I'm not. I just spent $71.00 on pills that the doctor said would make me sleep. I have been in bed since 11 and sleep has yet to find me. I am so frustrated.

So I decided to do what I always do when I can't sleep. Throw down some sic rhymes- like the title of this blog. I should be a rapper. Ok, I actually blog when I can't sleep, not rap. I'm beginning think the sleeping pills are effecting me, just not in the way I would like and that way would be TO SLEEP.

So, it's 2008 and I have come up with some resolutions for the new year. My roommate keeps saying this quote to me, but I can't remember it-it's something like "if you don't write it down, it's just a thought" or something. It's far more profound than that, but I can't remember it so it loses it's luster. The quote is basically saying that if you don't write down a goal it's not going to happen. So here they are, for all to see and for all to judge me harshly if I don't follow though- resolutions 2008.

1)Get more sleep. Not joking. I have given myself a bedtime for the weekdays and maybe even the weekends if it is possible. 10:30 or 11:00pm. I have done pretty well so far. Well, I have gotten into my bed at 10:30 every night this week- the actually sleeping part I am struggling with. I just got a new prescription not covered by my insurance that was supposed to help. This blog is proof that insomnia is smarter than some stupid expensive pill.

2)No more soda. This is going to be a tough one. So far so good. I love me some diet coke with lime- but I broke up with it and now I am dating water with lime. I just think it's time to grow up and I thought it might help with number 1.

3)Gym 3X a week. I felt really guilty paying for a membership that I wasn't using and I am squishy in many places that I shouldn't be. So look for me Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I'll be there. Times may change- oh but I will be there.

4)Try harder at work. Things like more carefully planning out my days and utilizing my time better. Blah Blah Blah. This week I was on fire.

(now for the churchy)
5)Go to all three hours of church. This hasn't been a huge problem in the past, but SOMETIMES I would just show up for sacrament. No more lazy church attendance. I am committed.

6)Temple twice a month. I think you get this one.

7)Fast 24 hours each month and pay fast offerings. When I do this I always receive amazing blessings and it's so easy. I just need to do it. So for the next 11 months (January-Successful!) every month I am doing it. And I will fast about something truly significant.

8)VISITING TEACHING. This has always been hard for me. I want to be excellent at it.

9)Spend less time on the internet. Time suckage.

10)Start singing and performing again. Made a step toward that tonight. I am in this new amazing women's musical ensemble. Keep a look out, we will be performing in a town near you at some point.

11)Read at least one book a month. BOOK CLUB!!!! This is going to happen Mike- next week?

12)No more swearing. Seriously. I've given it up. I have had one relapse, but I am back on the wagon.

And lastly- this isn't really a resolution, but to share something exciting, insightful or whatever about every day this year. I do that here. Don't worry, I will still keep up with number 9.

Sorry this is so long. I normally quit reading someones blog once it gets long and boring. Hope you are all still reading. Help me out with this eh? 2008 is gonna to rock my socks off.


:p said...

Good Goals Angie. I have the same issue with your first goal. Insomnia has been a problem for many years. A couple of hours a night and I am back at it. Probably the many years working the night shift in the ER. oh well.
Oh and I enjoy your blogs. (found them through linkup) and have them rss into my mail in order to keep up. Your #9 would be a tough one for me as part of my job requires it.

Anyway. Get some sleep. I have a couple of hours before I can.


ThomCarter said...

First of all, you should be Dr. Seuss - not a rapper.

1. We should talk about this. I suffer from three differnt sleeping disorders and am well versed on most meds, etc. I would love to discuss what is going on and if i can be of assistance.

2. I gave up soda last Feb and it has been great.

6. Big believer.

Anyway, great goals!

SummerChild said...

You are a good resolver. I made some vague resolutions but have yet to write them down, mostly out of fear that once I write them down I will actually have to try. And i fully support your day by day blog.

Mickael said...

Yes, we SERIOUSLY need to get the new book club rolling.