Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year!

Yes, I realize that New Years Day was a few days ago but today was the girls first day back at school after the holidays so it feels like now is the start of the new year.  I hope everyone had a good holiday.  Ours went quite well.  We ate too much food, got lot's presents, and played a lot of games.  It was great to have a lot of our family come and visit.  While nobody was able to stay very long, it was kind of nice to see everyone without having to travel.  We did travel for the New Year's weekend to my sister-in-laws place (about a 3 1/2 hour drive).  The roads were good and we made use of our vans DVD player so the trip was no hardship.  The girls really enjoyed playing with all their cousins there.  We did go skating a few times over the holiday as well which is always fun and it was good to get out and get some exercise to offset all the eating we were doing.

  Star and Sky at the skating rink.

            LK was happy to hang out and watch us skate.

So with the new year comes of course New Year's resolutions.  I don't always make New Years resolutions (and never actually keep them) but I do like to have some goals that I am working on and the new year does seem like a good place to start.  I did find it hard to pick what I wanted to work on for this year as there is so much I would like to go.  I decided to work on establishing 3 daily habits that always seem to make the rest of my day go smoother but they always seem to go undone when things get busy.

The three daily habits that I want to establish are:

1. A prayer/meditation time.
2. Exercise.
3. Doing the dishes each night so as to wake up to a clean kitchen.

At this point I am not worried about how long or productive #'s 1 & 2. I just want to establish the habit of doing these things daily.  I plan to keep track on a calendar the days I reach this goal. 

In addition I will be posting some monthly goals.  This month my goal is to clean and declutter the master bedroom.  This room is somewhat of a dumping ground and I really need to go through, get rid of stuff I no longer need/wear and give it a good cleaning.  It has gotten so bad that sometimes when I ask the girls to clean their room they say, "But your room isn't clean, so why do we have to clean ours."  Eeeek, time to get that cleaned up and lead by example.

Also this month I want to work on LK's first year scrapbook.  I can't believe that his 1st birthday is rapidly approaching.  I would like to get this book mostly complete this month.

There you have it.  My new year's resolution and some monthly goals for January.  I will check in at the end of the month and let you know how it is going.

Do you make New Year's resolutions?  What are you working on this year?

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