21 Weeks 2 days
I know it is a little late for the standard 2010 Resolution Post and I really am more of a GOAL person then a resolution person.
2010 Goals for a Better Duck
1. Shrink my Environmental Foot Print
I am not a wild eyed environmentalist, but, if I was a whealthy person I would generate all my own electricity, eat only local organic foods and walk everywhere (possible only because I would have lots of time as I would not have to work).
But, I am not independently whealthy, so it is the little things for us, I don’t want our babies environmental footprint to be a giant crater so we will apply those age old 3 Rs, reduce, resuse, recycle. We are cloth dipering (we have a high efficiency, low water use washer so it will have a positive environmental impact) and we will NOT be a house with 10 000 toys plastic toys from china, seriously kids can only play with so many toys at a time (many of them hopefully comming from the neighbours so we can re-use their old toys). Once the babies outgrow something it will be given to goodwill to be reused!
2. Be Creative
For most of my life I was a very creative person (I used to Act, Dance, Paint, play the piano and guitar). Now, the only creative avenue I have is this blog, and as lovely as it is, it’s just not the same. So in an effort to revive my creative juices I purchased 3 canvases today and I will be painting art for the nursery!
3. Drop the Gluten
I know in order to officially be diagnosed with CD I need blood work and an endoscopy, but, if you recall my work is not so understanding about me taking time off (they are still arses by the way) so I can not make appointments with doctors for blood work and endoscopies. Seeing as though I do have the majority of the symptoms, and the only treatment is quitting gluten I am *trying* to quit gluten. But it’s not easy. I am not some sorta carb-a-holic but there is something about no gluten that my body seems to be trying to fight. I dream of bread, hot rich sourdough bread straight from the bakery. But, I must say the days in a row I am strong and do manage to avoid gluten I feel so very much better.
In the winter I want so desperately to hibernate. Most days the only exercise I get is the 5 kilometre walk as part of my daily commute. And that just does not cut it. I feel sluggish (and the lactation induction protocol is not helping here – I seem to be always hungry on the protocol!). So, I am trying to amp up the exercise by taking our little dog for a 4 kilometre walk in the night. Not exactly my summer time 10 K a day, but it will have to do.