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Thursday, January 28, 2010

February Goals

How did you do on your goals for January? Let's just say that I'm still working on it. It is incredibly difficult to get to bed at a decent hour, for some reason. Maybe because I have a three-year old in the house.

Have you thought about a new goal for February? I had a whole list in mind I wanted to do, but I feel like the Lord is leading me in a specific direction. I've allowed myself to be distracted by other books, when my focus needs to be on the Bible. I've felt it, too. I can feel myself pulling away and it is completely my fault. So my goal for February is to not read any book that is not related to the Bible. For an entire month at least. Actually I'm going to start a few days early. I feel the Lord is telling me to get on this NOW.

What about you? Do you have any new goals for February?

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Random Dozen: Patience is a Virtue

Once more, thanks to Lidna at 2nd Cup for hosting!

1. How good are you at delaying gratification?
Pretty good these days. It's really easy when you don't have any money! ;)

2. Maybe a marshmallow wouldn't be too difficult a temptation for you. What food (or anything else) would be most tempting?
Chocolate or anything with cheese on it is hard to pass up.

3. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being saintly) how patient are you?
Maybe a 4. 'Nuff said.

4. Have you ever waited for something in life only to be disappointed upon realization of the goal/object/etc.?
I've actually been pleasantly surprised with my life. Maybe because I have low expectations. Hahaha.

5. Are you a person who takes shortcuts?
Not really. Usually I have to end up starting all over and doing whatever it is the right way.

6. Which line is hardest to wait in?
ANY line where I can't see the beginning and what is going on up in front. This is a control thing, I know.

7. Did you wait to discover the gender of your unborn child until its birth?
NO! I wanted to plan, plan, plan.

8. Are you more patient with children or the elderly?
I'm more patient with my own child than with anyone else.

9. Did you ever sneak a peek at a present?
No. I love, love, love surprises!

10. What is the longest you've ever waited for anything?
Seven years to finally be able to have a child. Before you get the wrong idea, this was our choice.

11. Who has more patience, you or your significant other?
Depends on the situation. We balance each other out. If I'm impatient, he is usually the patient one, and vice versa.

12. Which of the following songs about waiting is your pick for the best?
I like the waiting song in the Fireproof movie. What is the name of that song???

Feel free to comment. I love comments!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Random Dozen

So I decided to join Linda at 2nd cup of coffee for the Random Dozen. So, enjoy!

1. So I was thinking about how Jon Bon Jovi never seems to age much. His hair is smaller nowadays, but he still manages to look like a boy somehow. I mean, look at him in this pic with a finger in his ear. Young! And then that made me think of the story of Dorian Gray. Question: If you physically lock in one age for yourself, which would you choose and why?
Speaking strictly physically, I would pick about 20. I worked out like crazy and was at my most physically fit and strongest. Although, mentally I would pick the present. I wasn't saved then, so I wouldn't want to go back to that point in my life.

2. What is the best dish that you cook or bake (your piece de resistance?)
Well I only recently really started to attempt cooking, so I'll have to get back to you on that one someday. Maybe my husband would be a better judge of this question.

3. When you feel blue, what is one strategy you use to help yourself back to normal?
I usually pray about how I'm feeling. Depression plays a big part in how I feel, and I usually notice the signs when it is coming on. So I pray about it. Also, talking to my man helps too.

4. When was the last time you danced in public?
Too long ago. I think it was a wedding. I seriously do not remember. How sad is that?

5. Do you consider yourself a realist or dreamer?
Typically I am a dreamer. But life is making me into a realist.

6. As a parent, what is one thing that you have done well?
As the mom of a 3 year old, I don't feel like there is much I do well these days. Time will tell if I have totally screwed up my child or not.

7. Which is your favorite character on the Andy Griffith show?
Andy Griffith of course.

8. On a scale of 1-10, how much do you know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Maybe a 3. Shameful, I know.

9. What is your #1 driving pet peeve?
Slow, erratic drivers on cell phones.

10. Which color best represents your mood today? Care to elaborate?
Gray because that's what I'm wearing.

11. If your spouse were an animal, which would he/she be?
A monkey.

12. What activity takes up the bulk of your time on an average day?
I'm an SAHM. Need I say more?

So that's it! Comments, questions?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Just Because

Well I don't really have much to say, but thought I would check in. So this post is probably going to be totally boring. But aren't they all?

I had a bunch of photos to add, but my computer crashed. Weee! Tomorrow someone will be performing CPR on it so I can get my pics back, I hope. One would think I would learn to back up my files. On that subject, I need some recommendations on online backup sites. Anybody?

How are you doing on your goals? You may notice my post is after 9pm. I'm trying, really. I'm getting better and I'm usually in bed by 10pm. But is it possible for a mom to get to bed at any decent hour? That is the question of the month.

I hope to have some pics up soon! I've learned my lesson, I tell you!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year, New Blog

Howdy strangers! What has everyone been up to? I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and wish everyone a Happy New Year. Since it is the new year, I thought I would try to keep up with my blog a little better.

So I'm curious to know...what are your New Year's resolutions? I've decided rather than try to start a whole new list of things I want to do, which by the way never works, I would try to develop one new healthy habit at a time. Since it roughly takes 21-28 days to create a new habit, I'm going to try to add one each month. I'll keep y'all posted on how it's going. My new habit for this month will be trying to get to bed by 9pm-10pm. Believe me, that will be an accomplishment since my normal bedtime hours have been 12-1am! I know! No wonder I'm exhausted all the time.

I know I haven't been around for a while, so I'm going to try to update at least every 1-2 weeks. AND I'm expecting everyone to keep me to it!

Happy New Year and Blessings to All!