Seems like it takes forever for Christmas to arrive, then it's over in a flash. I love when Christmas Day is on a Sunday, since that means I actually get a good day off. When Christmas falls in the middle of the week, I work Christmas Eve and don't get home until after 3am on the 25th. I get just a couple hours of sleep before I either have to get up and make dinner or get up and pack up to head to someone's house. This year, since Christmas Eve was on Saturday, I was able to go to Walker's family gathering, spend some quality time with Diva, get to bed at a normal time, get up with Diva to experience Christmas morning through her eyes, and head to Bro's new place at noon with food and gifts all prepared. It was a wonderful holiday. On Christmas night, Walker had to work so I took advantage of the empty house to get some chores done. But I also spend some time buried in my latest book, watched some old Christmas shows on TV, and visited with some friends online. And? I have Monday off, too.
I can't help but look back over the year, revisit my goal list, and look ahead to 2012. I accomplished most of my goals for 2011, except the whole "improve my diet and get more exercise" bit. The financials? Check! The relationships? Check! Two out of three ain't bad. I did well with the other areas of the "health" category, too. I am all caught up on my medical and dental checkups, I'm faithfully taking my meds, I've gotten my cholesterol down. All that's left is to lose some weight and figure out a way to get exercise into my crazy schedule.
My employer has partnered with Weight Watchers and will be offering any and all employees free Weight Watchers programs starting in February. I will be first in line to sign up. I think I could use the boost that I would get from having to stand in front of a room full of people and....well, I guess I don't know exactly what I'd have to do. Weigh in? Fess up to eating cookies for breakfast? I don't know but I guess I will be finding out. I wish I could start now. I'm feeling pretty motivated. I'm not sure if I'll have any other goals when 2012 rolls around, but I'm sure I'll be thinking on it for the next few days. I'm big on setting goals. I'll let ya know.