3. Re-roof my house.
Status: Indefinitely postponed. We installed a new bathroom fan and vent, and Mr. G repaired the chimney with my dad. But a couple of experts told us that although our roof was ugly, it was still solid and does not need replacement yet, so we gratefully decided to hold off a couple more years. Porch renovation will have to wait until after the baby is born, because apparently cement and other chemicals needed for the project are dangerous teratogens. Maybe next spring!
4. Try for a baby.
Status: Baby G is on her way! The stork is en route. The nursery has been painted. The registry madness has begun.
The prenatal vitamins have done wonders for my nails, and Auntie Esperanzita has come all the way from Mexico to decorate them and rub my belly. Ironically, this is the "resolution" that wasn't quite fair because it wasn't entirely within my control. It was more of a wish, but it is coming true beautifully.
4a.Build our emergency savings fund to cover three months of expenses.
Status: In progress. You know how it goes. You start building a significant cushion, and then the car breaks down and costs $1500 to fix. But we still have over a month in savings, which will come in handy when the baby arrives and we take some unpaid time off this winter.
4b. Go to caffeine rehab.
Status: Complete. But my addiction remains. Now that fall has arrived and my early pregnancy nausea has passed, I am craving like mad. Some days, I have a 1/4 cup of coffee with lots of milk in it. They say a pregnant woman can have up to two cups a day, but that seems like way too much for my little Nux Gallica to handle!
4c. Work out at least three times a week, including continuing my belly dance "lessons" and leading into prenatal belly dance.
Status: On track. I have been using three prenatal exercise videos at least once a week each: Complete Pregnancy Fitness with Erin O'Brien, Prenatal Bellydance with Naia, and an old '90s DVD called Baby & Mom Prenatal Yoga. And I'm feeling great and not experiencing any swelling or varicose veins yet, so I think I'm benefiting.
By the end of the year, I'll be ready to pop! I hope I will have completed a good story for the Literary Lab's anthology by that time and also be ready, physically, emotionally, and financially, for my new arrival.
How about your resolutions? Do you remember what they were, and if so, how are they coming along?