If you are looking for Joshua's Day, please stay tuned. It will be the next post so that it is at the top of the blog for a little bit. If you're looking for the rest of Wordless Wednesday With A Twist, visit American Mum. She's found me along my journey, and I her. She's a pretty awesome lady, and she runs a pretty fun fotofest.
This month the theme is New Beginnings, Change, and Goals. Now, as I mentioned in a previous blog I'm not into making a huge list of things to fail at for the year. (Said tongue-in-cheek) of course. But here's a few things I plan to do. Some next chapter goals. Each new day presents a chance to change. And while I don't think January 1 has anything amazing to offer in terms of change and chance - it is a new day. I, for one, feel I am at the beginning of a new chapter.
New Chapter Headings:
Chapter Heading: "Homebirth"- I've wanted a homebirth with each of my babies. Circumstances, fear, and medical interventions have made this impossible. But this time around my midwife and I see nothing stopping this from happening. I'm really excited about the prospect of having my own surroundings for this little girl's debut. I'm nearly as excited about homebirth as I am about the prospect of beginning labor on my own - without the evil crochet hook and the IV!
Upon having that homebirth, I reach another chapter. It's called "Get Fit". See, while I lose my baby weight at a reasonable rate, I have not even been fit. Ever. Like, even when I weighed 110lbs. I was thin. But I wasn't fit. I want to be able to climb that mountain without dying. It's only a 45 minute hike. But at this point in my life (and previous to this pregnancy as well) I have not been able to do it without stopping all the time, huffing, and puffing, and generally being disgusted with myself. I'm gonna climb that extinct volcano! (Note to Farm Fresh Iowa - there's a volcano for Aviana!)
Chapter Heading: "115" - I want to weight that much. Please notice that I have ONE foot on the scale in order to get that number. And it's in pounds, not kilos. Please do not notice my funky nailpolish. It was corroding and then my father wrote on my toenail with a Sharpie. He's so mature for nearly 50.
I thought I'd throw this 4 Little Men & Girly Twins type shot at you. It doesn't have a chapter heading. Oh wait, it does. "Don't Gain 57lbs Again".
Chapter Heading: "Better Momma". I have a quick temper, a quick boiling point, and a 2 1/2 year old. I want her to feel loved and appreciated all the time. Even when my boiling point and her naughtyness overlap. I love her to pieces, and I want to learn to love her, discipline her, educate her, and shape her better.
Chapter Heading: "What The Heck Is An Aperature?". I want to be a better photographer. I have the possibilities, the oppurtunities, and the gear. I just need to get my rear in gear. Please notice that while you can only see the corner of my face, you can see a lot more of it in the reflection of Matt's sunglasses. The beautiful 50mm lens I got for Christmas is far too close to be taking high school style photos with.
Chapter Heading: "I love you" - I want to love this man better. I want to be a better parter-in-crime for him. I want to teach him that shaving more than once every two weeks is a good thing. But don't tell him I said that. But goodness gracious, I know I'll be 70 and still looking at a scruffy face because Matt doesn't like shaving. His love for shaving is right alongside his love for sticking his fingers in a running blender. I love this man. I really do. He may be quiet, he may be incredibly different than me, but good grief he's amazing. And he loves me. And he puts up with me. I love him a whole heap. And I want to learn to love him a whole heap more.