Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year, New Goals (A Few Are New, Anyway)

So in my last post I told you about last year's resolutions and how I did with keeping them. I promise you, if I didn't have a blog, they would have been forgotten! I forgot some of them even WITH the blog. So anyone who says blogging is a waste of time is just plain wrong.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it, anyway.

So to recap, I'm going to continue with these resolutions, which have had a positive impact on my life in the past year:
  • Read the Bible and pray daily.
  • Get back to exercising 4 times a week.
  • Read a challenging book once a month.
  • Write every day and finish at least six short stories.
Because I can't just go easy on myself, here are a few other things I'm going to set as goals.
  • Clean up the playroom--and therefore the living room--every night before bed. Not as difficult as it sounds--cleaning up toys is much easier when there are specific places for everything. Plus Justin and the kids help, and many hands do make light work. I just have to remember to start the cleanup process sooner than 8:45.
  • Take more pictures. I scrapbook, and I want more material. I know you only get better pics when you take more of them, so I need to start using my camera more. And also that means I should post more pictures on this here blog. First up: pictures of this remodeling project I keep telling you about but haven't showed you in a long time.
  • As far as my eating habits, I need to eat more fruits and vegetables, and I want to start eating real oatmeal instead of sugary cereal with no fiber. I already make it for Justin, so it will be easy to make extra for myself. In fact, I plan to do this tomorrow morning, when he is home for the holiday.
I wish you and yours a wonderful 2009 whether you make any resolutions or not.



  1. Best wishes for 2009! I'm so happy I found your blog in 2008... and that we connected on goodreads too!

  2. I am having a GIVEAWAY to celebrate the New Year on my boutique blog and it will be open until Monday Jan 4th!! I am giving away a handmade tutu and a hair clip to match it. Head to my boutique blog to check it out and to enter.I bet your adorable daughter would love it!! I Here is the link

    Good luck to all!!