Thursday, January 7, 2010

Better Late Than Never...

Forgive me readers for I have been absent, it's been 2 weeks since my last post.
(..ha-ha...a shout out to my Catholic up~bringing, sorry to make fun Mom)
But seriously, I can't believe I haven't posted ANYTHING in two weeks! Where have I been? What have I been up to? Good questions.
Of course I will answer with photos because a picture is worth 1000 words, or so the saying goes. WITH narration of course ;) But first my annual New Year Post:

Once upon a time there was a Montessori teacher who became a children's book author and than an illustrator, than she started her own publishing business and began designing a Montessori focused Toddler Curriculum. All the while she continued teaching 40+ hours a week and caring for her family (one amazing husband, 3 terrific sons, 2 sweet cats, and the occasional mouse).

And so....Montessori Mama is left with very little time to blog. But I'm addicted and I can't give it up. So even though it some times takes me weeks to post something, I'm still here.

I hope you are too.

So it's 2010. Can you believe it? When I was little I can remember thinking life would be like the Jettsons when I was 35...now here we are and unfortunately I still have to cook dinner, the car doesn't drive itself and my waist is much larger that Judy's ever was....it's resolution time again.

First there are the yearly promises: Loose weight, give up caffeine, spend more time with my family.

Followed by the original and interesting:
Try cooking one new recipe a week.
Read a non-fiction monthly.
Drive slower (I'm guilty of speeding on occasion)
write more cards and letters to loved ones.

Then there are the resolutions that are completely unrealistic and I make but have allot of trouble keeping for more than one week:
Refrain from using swear words(never in front of children of course)
Go one week without wearing the color black.

So far...so good...ummm...okay I do have black on today, and I did swear while driving to and from school yesterday (but I think the car is exempt from the no-swear resolution, I'm from Massachusetts after all). I have yet to cook something new so I guess I missed that one....I started a non-fiction about home repairs but honestly, I didn't get past chapter two, YET. I haven't lost any weight but I haven't gained any either so I'm feeling PROUD of that one. I have managed to get through the caffeine headaches and have not caved which I am extremely PROUD of myself for because I have REALLY REALLY REALLY (emphasis on the REALLY) wanted to have some this week! I don't think I made it one day without speeding and friends and relatives shouldn't hold their breath for cards anytime soon...sorry. I love you I really do, there just are not enough hours in my day.

Photos will follow soon...with narration of course.
Thank as always for reading my rambles. And HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours.
In PEACE,
Jennifer

6 comments:

Evenspor said...

I am glad you are going to keep blogging. Your posts are so inspiring.

Plus, in another year I'll have a toddler again and I'll need lots of inspiration. ;)

Melissa said...

Thanks for all your hard work. I appreciate your posts!

Shannon said...

I am still here! and I can relate now that I am working so much more as well.

Peace lady and AWESOME on the no caffeine. I say let go of everything else and just focus on the positive health benefits of just that one resolution, and soon other good habits will follow.

Namaste :)

Jessica Monte said...

Congrats on all your work! Glad blogging is one of your passions too. Happy New Year!

My Child's Diary said...

Happy New Year! I am happy to know that you still will be there.. even in 2010... it does sounds like the future...:) Miri

Tess said...

For your non-fiction book resolution, may I recommend The Missing Manual for the Brain. It is my bedtime book at the moment and each time I read it I learn something new.

Hope the rest of the resolutions go well this year!

Teresa

http://www.amazon.com/Your-Brain-Missing-Matthew-MacDonald/dp/0596517785/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1263319687&sr=8-1

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