Friday, December 3, 2010

December Resolutions

Wow, my final entry! December is not exactly a time to be thinking about starting resolutions. Typically, the end of December includes a lot of indulging in things you KNOW are bad, or less than ideal, because you're going to resolve to stop doing those things in January. Nevertheless, my December will include a new resolution just like every other month this year. I know, I'm crazy, but it's been fun. Why stop now?

The Recap:
January - read through the bible in a year. (so close to accomplishing this goal!)
February - use the cash envelope system.
March - watch internet time.
April - walk whenever possible. (yeah, fell right off that wagon. Though I did run to the library this week with my fantastic stroller)
May - stockpile the freezer. OAMC style.
June- have a healthy baby and try to stay sane.
July - ban high fructose corn syrup from our house. (would you believe there are still condiments and crackers around the house with HFCS? The last of the Graham Crackers are finally gone, and I tossed the last of the ketchup. Trader Joes Organic is a very tasty replacement! Just made a tuna sandwich yesterday with sweet pickle relish, including HFCS. yuck.)
August- try one "deceptively delicious" type recipe a day. (Rowen's morning "hot chocolate" (half-scoop of ovaltine) now includes a spoonful of pureed sweet potatoes. Love it!)
September - journal pray as a daily part of my quiet times. (oh dear, I totally dropped this one this month. I need to start again.)
October - so long, corn-fed beef.
November - tidy up! fill BOTH our yard debris bins, every week. & keep the kitchen table clear. (I did it, folks! and it wasn't that bad! There was a bad week for the kitchen table- I was doing a bizzarre so I had my sewing machine out and I was not about to put it away nightly. However, I kept the REST of the table clean.)

December - spend at least hour, one night a week, on the kids' scrapbooks.

it doesn't seem like much. But for the past TWO YEARS I've been wanting to find time to work on them. I haven't even started Charlotte's. I haven't even made her extremely simple photo books of the professional photos we had taken. For the past week I knew I wanted their scrapbooks to be my resolution, but I couldn't think of a very good quantifiable goal. One page a week? Finish Rowen's baby book? And the truth is, I feel like this goal (that I came up with last night) is possibly reachable in a busy month like December. Pray for me :) That way I can spend that quick hour ordering photos to be developed, cutting out mats, sifting through old blog posts to find things to add, doing Charlotte's online photobook, whatever. It's just an hour. It's not that scary. A little bit at a time, that's all it takes, right? Wish me luck!

How are you doing on your new years resolutions?

1 comment:

Kami said...

You can do one night a week!! I've found that cutting TV out almost completely allows for lots of creative time =). Good luck!