Old Years Resolutions

I suppose it seems sort of boring, but I am rather relieved not to have New Years Resolutions for 2012.  New resolutions are so exhausting!  They take a lot of time consuming effort, thought, planning, preparation (well at least for my meticulous schedule-chart-list happy self).  You see, if I’m going to resolve to do something better in my life I am going to make sure I have a plan of attack… I don’t always follow through with my plan, but at least I have one!

So yes, I am glad I don’t have any new resolutions this January.  It’s not that I don’t want to work on anything this year, quite the contrary; I have lots to do.  It’s just that all of my resolutions this year are hand-me-downs from last year.  That means all the charting and planning is done and now it’s just time to implement (or continue implementing) what I have already been doing or planning on doing for quite some time now.

And since you are my dear bloggy friends you get to follow along in all my escapades as I try to accomplish the goals I have set for myself and those we have set as a family.  I will keep you up-to-date over the coming year on how all of my Old Years Resolutions are progressing.  What old resolutions are you recycling from 2011?  Here are mine:

Old Years Resolutions

  1. Post a Series on Headcoverings… So I think that about a year ago I said I would try and get this series up last January.  It never happened.  I have had requests for such a series and I really haven’t forgotten about it!  In fact, I have a Word document that’s currently 12 pages long dedicated to this very topic.  It’s taking such a long time because I am not a Greek scholar and I want to be very careful with my exegesis of the 1 Corinthians text in order to do this topic justice.  So, I plan to finish it sometime this year and begin that series, just please know I haven’t forgotten about my promise!
  2. Clean the Kitchen and do the laundry – Every Day… Sad that this needs to actually be a goal for me to get it done isn’t it?  Well, that’s just the reality of it all.  And I tell you it was going great until November and the Holidays rolled around!  But last Autumn, after a few months of a slightly less chaotic house, I realized that these daily chores were, in fact, doable and also quite helpful.  I hope I can have another good streak starting now!
  3. Do Homeschool with Evangeline… I posted before about Evie’s Baby School.  It was going wonderfully for a while (about the same time my kitchen and laundry chores were going well, hmm…)  When we have several little things to do together during the day there is more of a routine and Evie and I are both so much more relaxed.  I definitely want that routine back now that she’s become an eating machine; seriously, every other minute it’s “Eat?”  Sigh…  Hopefully if we have scheduled meals and snacks and fun activities to do in between it will be a better situation than staring at the pantry every ten minutes wondering what else in the world I have to feed her.
  4. Have a Baby… Yeah, I’m pretty excited about that one.  I’m thinking Julyish is my goal for completing this resolution.  😀
  5. Drink More Water… Drinking water is GREAT.  Seriously, I don’t do this often enough.  We were doing wonderful for a while, but now our chapped lips and dry skin are back.  No longer!  Starting tomorrow I am re-implementing the water rules (no juice, tea or soda until you’ve had at least half your intake of water for the day) that were so helpful in the beginning.  Hmm, I don’t know if I told Jake that yet; he’ll probably want to know…
  6. Eat Healthier… Yes, this was the main goal that “drink more water” actually falls under.  We didn’t really get a good start on it last year, but now we are ready to take that plunge.  We will be beginning our new diet by eating healthier grains.  This week we are working on oats and we will work through beans, wheat, rice, nuts, corn and all those great things.  Stay tuned to learn how to make grains healthy; this should be an interesting challenge!
  7. Memorize Scripture… This is something that has been in the works for over a year now.  My desire to hide more of God’s Word in my heart has been long lived.  We have tried a couple times before doing this as a couple, but I have perfected the plan and the scheduling of it.  (Haha… yeah right, but at least I think I have a workable program now.)  We have been prepping ourselves to begin for a few months, so I think we’re mentally up to the task.  I will write a more detailed post about this later, but suffice it to say that we are starting off with memorizing Matthew 3 this month.  Yup… all 17 verses.
  8. Add More Resolutions… After we have all these well in progress I hope to continue adding to my list.  There are so many things I want to improve on in my life, and these are just a few.  I realize I can’t change everything at once, and you’ve got to start somewhere, but I hope to move on to make more changes as the year progresses!

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And that’s about all!  I hope you keep coming back as I will be blogging about all of these resolutions in the weeks and months to come.  Blessings on your New Year!

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