- Get organized. Throughout 2012, and especially towards the end, I have been trying to get more organized, and in 2013, I want to continue that mission. I am much too forgetful, and we all know pregnancy can make that even worse (and lack of sleep from a newborn!) so being as organized as possible should certainly help with that!
- Get back in the kitchen. I've mentioned a few times before that recruiting duty, and my husband's crazy schedule has made planning family meals very difficult! Seriously! And that makes it hard to stay motivated to cook- never knowing if it'll actually be eaten, or whatever! We've depended a lot on convenience type meals and eating out...neither of which is ideal (or cheap!), so one of my goals is to get back into the swing of cooking...we may not be able to eat the meals together, but it's better than nothing!! I've already gotten off to a pretty decent start on this one!!
- Save money. I'm a bargain shopper, so I typically try to do this all the time anyway, but I think it's definitely a good resolution to try to keep...especially bringing a new baby into the family- we all know how expensive that can be, so I hope to make every effort to save as much as possible in preparation for baby!!
- And most importantly, prepare Shaun for the new baby!! I'm sure preparing any child for a new sibling comes with challenges, and having a child with Autism adds a unique set of challenges as well. For Shaun, one of the big ones is learning gentleness...a word that doesn't seem to be in his vocabulary at the moment! Thankfully, we have plenty of time to help ease him into this transition and hopefully make it as easy as possible on him, but it will still certainly be a focus of much of this year!!
So nothing groundbreaking here, but at least attainable, right? More than anything, after the crazy year we had last year, I just want to survive with my sanity in tact! I truly believe 2013 will bring great things for our little family, and can't wait to see what that means!!