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Thursday, January 2, 2014

On With the New Year...

Happy New Year! Are you a party person on New Years?  I hate to admit, but I was in bed at 10:30. In our neighborhood the fireworks started early, waking me with big booms and I was constantly having to orient myself. 

The first day of 2014 dawned cloudy and cold. It was a lovely day of relaxed family and a nice little fire and some blueberry muffins. Yum! We've had a strange little illness going round, low grade fever and a cough - just feeling poorly. I've avoided it so far, but don't count myself out of the woods yet. Tomorrow I return to work. Hopefully all the germs have died in the school and I'll have a healthy remaining school year. 

I'm working on my list of things I would like to accomplish this year.  I failed miserably last year, didn't do a single one of them. I made my list and promptly forgot all about it.  This year I am going to post my list everywhere - bathroom mirror, bedside table, desk at work, kitchen frig.  I'm not going to list anything ridiculous. Just some things I really want for myself: create a private place in my bedroom for reading my Bible and praying, make healthier choices (even if I don't lose weight), take a walk several times a week. How about you?  Are you good with making plans? Do you write them down? Do you accomplish what's on your list? 

I hope you're having a great day.  Leave me a comment on YOUR resolutions or desires for the new year. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Happy New Year, Leslie! We usually stay home and get to bed well before midnight on New Year's Eve, but this year we spent the time with friends and didn't get home until 1:30. I'm still feeling it!
    I'm thinking about some goals I want to accomplish this year. Definitely more sewing, more self-discipline in areas like spending time with God and exercising. I'd like to keep a journal of what I read during the year, too. And always, more love, more grace, more gentleness.

    1. Lorrie, I like your goals. Especially the self discipline. I am craving more time with God and finding that I waste more time on stupid stuff. That's why I want a private place to just sit and read and pray. I'm too easily distracted with the things going on in the house. Thanks for letting me know your goals. Good luck!

  2. Sure looks cold there .... I was in bed early also but the fire works woke up the dogs and they do not like that at all so I ended getting up until 2:30 and then went back to bed. I hate the fireworks as they really scare my dogs.
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

  3. Happy New Year! I don't make any resolutions I guess because I pessimistically believe that I will never keep them. Posting them around the house is a good idea. That way there is a constant reminder of what you are trying to accomplish.

  4. Happy New Year!! I've decided to commit myself to make short to do lists each month ~ little things that make me happy and thriving.
    Posting your lists around the house as a reminder is a great idea. : )