So, I have finally chosen my word for 2009. Well, chosen isn't really the right word. Stolen is more like it. I stole my word for 2009.
My sister Heather's word this year is MOVE. I decided that was the perfect word for me also. I think MOVE is definitely better than "Get-up-off-your-fat-@$$", don't you?
I thought about a few different words before I finally settled on being a copycat. Here are a few of them:
Productive. I always say that I love when I have productive days; when I get a lot done around the house, and I'm continually crossing things off my To Do list. This would remind me of the feeling I have at the end of those days.
Tone. As The Boss of the House, I am the one that sets the tone of the house. If I am grumpy, the whole house is in a bad mood. If I am tired, not much gets accomplished. If I am happy, then everyone is relaxed and smiling. This could also be a reminder to be aware of my tone of voice when I'm talking to Jay or the kids.
Home Maker. I'm not just referring to my job title with this one. This means that I MAKE my home what I want it to be. This one kind of encompasses the first two, and several others I thought of that I can't remember right now. I choose what I want my home to be. The cleanliness, the activity level, the feeling you get when you walk in the door, the noise level. It is my job as Boss to make my home into a good place to be. Which also means it falls on my shoulders when it's a crazy, dirty place.
So, these were few of my choices. Like I said, I thought of more, but pregnancy brain cells will not let me remember them right now.
But I decided that MOVE was the reminder I really needed this year. To get up and MOVE away from the computer, cleaning the house instead. To get up and MOVE outside, getting some exercise. To get up and MOVE through the house, being involved in what my kids are doing. And maybe even sometimes, get up and MOVE to the computer, blogging more frequently.
So, there you go. My word for 2009.
I just want you to know that the spelling of the word MOVE no longer looks right, because I have typed it so many times in this post. But anyway, that's just my weird brain working.
So, I encourage you to pick a word for 2009. A word that will "give you something to focus on throughout they year." That's what Ali Edwards says, anyway.
Okay, enough rambling. I'm going to try to sneak in a little nap before Zeke wakes up. Later!