Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Is Not Allowed to Wear off

Here we are, well into our second week of the new year. I don't know about you, but the new year and all in involves is good for me. I've got a new focus, new goals, and a refreshed determination. Just in time.

I didn't do a New Year's post, but I have set some unwritten goals for myself to reach for this year. I've considered pulling up last year's new year's post, just to see if I actually accomplished anything, but I'm afraid of the repercussions. No looking behind--only forward.

There are some changes, however, taking place around here that reflect these goals:

*No more processed foods. Good-bye chicken nuggets. See ya. Wouldn't wanna be ya.

*Hello in-depth Bible-reading schedule. 15-20 chapters a day. Smokin'. Go here for your own copy, if you think you can handle it :).

*Sorry, table salt. You've been replaced with sea salt.

*What's that? Is it the sound of a sewing machine?

*Yes, my children have an expression of dismay on their faces--their computer/entertainment time has been drastically reduced.

*Master bedroom, I think I love you. After 2 1/2 years of neglect, you now have a new comforter gracing your bed and some pictures on the wall. Get ready. Very soon you will be sporting a new paint color. And as soon as my thrift-store search for new night stands and a headboard is fulfilled, you will not recognize yourself.

*Speaking of recognizing oneself, who is that skinny person looking back at me in the mirror? Could it be me?? Snort.

*Sweet tea, it's over. I'm moving on. To water. He treats me with respect.

I love the new, new-year's feeling that's in the air. I refuse to treat it like a new toy that loses its appeal in a few weeks. Can't wait to share the results of these changes with you as they happen.

Happy New Year! (still).


Ivy said...

Great post! I love all those changes your doing. I ain't got enough guts to do it! Lol!

Anonymous said...

Love it. You go mama.

Natural Mama said...

You can do it, Aim! Love the post! :)

Odie Boggs said...

Hey! Missed you all at youth rally in Pine Prairie, LA last week!! It was a great service! Hope you all are doing good.

I just got caught up on the blog today. I haven't had wifi or cell signal for a while. Pine Prairie doesn't know a Verizon Cell tower.