We are now in 2009! I wonder if it too, will pass as quickly as 2008 did?
I ususally do not make resolutions. Up until a few years ago, it was basically any other day. As I have grown older, or maybe it is as life has challenged me more, thrown down the gauntlet, if you will, I do see the new year as a fresh beginning. As a time of hope.
Resolutions can be trite. Lose weight. Exercise more. Save money. I guess that is why I say I do not make resolutions, but I do, daily. I guess because to me each day is a new start, and goals are made each day to be what God would want me to be. Determination to be the mom or wife or friend or Christian that maybe I felt short of being the day before.
I am watchful as this new year begins. This past year has opened and closed new doors politically and financially. What will these changes bring?
Will we see skepticism replaced with trust? Will we see American ingenuity open doors that were not as obvious the previous year? Now that the Christmas "season" is over, will we step back into our boxes or will we continue to reach out and support those that need it, those all around us?
I truly believe this is a dawning of a new era. I am working hard at replacing worry with excitement for what is new around the corner . . . for what we cannot yet see. I believe it is there. I believe we will come together and build each other up with prayers and support. I believe it will be a good year.
Ok. That is enough seriousness. Now I resolve to be lighthearted. I resolved to make a few resolutions.
1. I resolve to lose my keys no more than 56 times in 2009 as opposed to the 273 times in 2008.
2. I resolve not to start any home rennovation projects after September 1st of the coming year.
Will post some almost finished pics when the human paper weights leave re-enter the portal to the non internet world.
Homemade Vanilla and Homemade lemon vanilla sugar needs to be started in May. Draft Bloggyland Tour post sooner than the day of. Pizzelles finished in October and frozen. I started these charms for my mom before Thanksgiving, but we did not finish them until the day before Christmas. Nothing like the 11th hour.
4. I resolve to ride the wonderful bike my sweet hubby bought me, for Mother's Day.
5. I resolve to include my face in the next "I See What You're Saying" !! Tha Linda at 2nd Cup
6. I resolve to take Chunky Soup to Church on Souper Bowl Sunday.
Happy New Year!!
Oh . . . and I had 30 comments on Monday's Post - A first! Yay!!