In my Year in Review post I wrote that I didn't have any New Year's resolutions in mind for 2014. Since then, though, I've come up with a few things I'd like to work on this year.
Stop Yelling At Other Drivers While in the Car: At least when Clare is in the car with me. We had some stressful driving situations this week, including a horrible trip to downtown St. Paul where it took me 20 minutes to find a spot in a parking ramp. Christopher was screaming the whole time, and I lost my cool and uttered a few choice words. Clare was upset because Christopher and I were upset. It was decidedly unpleasant. When we were driving a few days later, Clare asked me if I was going to "bonk the horn" at the cars near us. The realization that I have been letting my road rage get the better of me came today, though, when we tried to turn into our alley and came face to face with a garbage truck. Clare immediately clasped her hands over her ears, afraid that I was going to yell. Ouch. Not good. I know this week has been extra hard driving-wise with the bad weather, etc., but it is something I am going to be more mindful of from now on.
Eat Less Sugar: I have been very moody and tired lately. I know a lot of that has to do with the fact that I have a 3 month old and that it is winter blah blah blah. However, my habit of eating an enormous dessert (curse you, Lunds bakery) during Clare's nap is not helping. Also not helping: my lack of exercise. I am hoping if I eat healthier, and move a little bit more, my mood will improve and maybe I can finally shed the remaining baby weight I am carrying. (In the spirit of moving more, I joined a basketball league. If anyone would like a night of hilarity, I'll let you know when the games are.)
So that's it. Other than these, I am going to just take it day by day for 2014.