Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

As you may have guessed, my husband has been doing some of the last few posts on some renovations he has done around the house.  Don't they look great?!!  I have been so impressed with what he has accomplished.

So, how many of you made New Year resolutions?  I asked Mark what his were and he replied "I don't believe in them."  LOL  I LOVE making lists, more than actually following through with the lists, really.  I feel like the new year is a time that you get to hit the reset button and try and do better.  And you know there are millions of people doing it with you too!  Well, I have some that I'll share with you.

1.  To Eat Better.  I don't eat a very balanced diet.  I frequently eat what is convenient, which has blessed me with the new cushioning I have attached to my thighs.  I am not resolving to lose weight (while I am hoping that will be an added bonus) but to eat healthier.  I started wondering if grocery stores see a boost in their fresh foods or diet foods in January since I know a bunch of people are wanting to lose weight.

2.  To Waste Less Time.  I work fewer days of the week than most.  But on the days I do work I work LONG days.  Hence, the convenience foods.  So, on the days that I have off, I tend to relax for extended periods of time. Such as staying in my pajamas and sipping coffee until 1 p.m.  I suppose it is healthy to a certain degree, but I feel like I should be doing something more productive.  So, "waste less time" is a general resolution.  Maybe I should just say "get out of my pajamas by 10 a.m."  which is a 3 hour improvement, ey?

3.  Study God's Word.  I bought a book a couple of months ago on understanding the Bible.  It goes through each book of the Bible and helps you pull together all of those stories that you've heard a million times, and see the bigger picture.  I want to try to apply His word to my life on a daily basis.

4. Keep In Touch.  This will be the year that I do a much better job of keeping in touch with friends and family.  I have done a embarrassingly poor job of that the past couple of years.  I read emails that people send me right away, and think "I'll write them back in just a minute" and that turns into days which then is taken over by my forgetfulness.

5. Post Comments On Blogs.  I read so many blogs and never post comments.  Why?  I really don't know why.  I LOVE to get comments on my blog and I know other people do too.  So, this will be the year that I post comments (not always, but more frequently) on blogs or Facebook statuses.

6. Be Better.  Try to be a better wife, daughter, friend, practitioner.  Just in general.  I want to be better.

7. Projects.  I want to start finishing up on the projects we have for the house.  This year I want to finish the office/study, and possibly the master bathroom.  I want to do a better job of organizing as well.

8. Blog.  I really love to blog.  But I am a horrible procrastinator.  I am pledging to blog at least once a week.  And it will still count if my husband guest blogs!!  But I enjoy so much of reading old posts and seeing what we do throughout the year.

What are YOUR resolutions?  I am interested to hear!!


Heather said...

I have not written down any resolutions yet (they're bouncing around in my head!) but many of mine are the same as yours. The eating healthy one is a big one for me...no particular goal in mind with that one, but I feel so much better if good things are going into my body.

Laurie said...

I love your kitchen and the cute cat! Thank you for letting me know about the Outlets! My in-laws live in Collierville and we go there often! I will check them out!

Lisanne said...

I just wrote on my blog some goals for 2011. I don't make resolutions; I think that "goals" are much more realistic! Good luck with yours ~ they sound great! I hope 2011 is going well for you so far!