Saturday, January 30, 2010


Sitting here under my Snuggie (yes, I drank the Koolaid) in a warm house watching it snow outside has had a good effect on me. First, I've relaxed more this weekend than I have in a long time. Instead of running for our lives, we've stayed home and rested. I think we've all taken more naps then any of us would have admitted that we needed.

Second, I am waxing very philosophical and I realize how incredibly fortunate we are. As I said, I'm in a warm house, under a warm blanket with sleeves, typing on a laptop, watching an HD TV, snuggling with my family and pets. What in the world do I have to whine about? We've had plenty of good food at our disposal. On Monday, I will return to a job that I actually like and am good at. My husband will return to work at a job he enjoys as well. Our daughter is happy and healthy and normal.

I think of all the people that are so much less fortunate than I am and it makes me thankful for every thing I have. I might not have the biggest and best things or have a closet full of designer duds, but I have so much more than I even need. My pets live better than some people in this world. They are warm and safe and well fed.

Thank you, Lord, for all your blessings. Make me more conscious of what I can do to be a blessing to someone else.

Monday, January 11, 2010

It's a new year...

We've celebrated New Year's and I've celebrated a birthday. It get two celebrations within a week of each other, which I love because I'm a complete sucker for new beginnings. Fresh starts. Clean slates.

SO... what do I intend to do with said clean slate? What is on the agenda for my 41st year on Planet Earth?

First, I want to finally make my goal weight. I'm over halfway through, so I'd like to hit Lifetime status at Weight Watchers. It's not been a quick fix by any stretch, but I have made habits that will last a lifetime and will keep this stuff off for good.

Second, I'm starting school next week to finish up my degree. It's been a bit of unfinished business that has bothered me for a long time. Granted, I have a great job and I really don't NEED to finish, but it's something I really want to do. You never know when you'll need it to fall back on or what God might be preparing me for in the future.

Spiritually, I want to be more serious about my prayer life and Bible reading. It's easy to talk about that stuff, but it's whole other thing to actually get that done. It's the foundation on which everything else is built. God isn't going to take me to a new place if I don't have that part of my life in order.

So there you go. My resolutions, so to speak.

What do you have in mind for 2010?