Sunday, January 3, 2010

My New Year Resolutions

I don't usually do this. Making resolutions isn't my thing. I don't like to fail, I have a short attention span and I don't have a good memory. This makes it difficult to follow through on my goals when they cover a whole year. In fact, I can't remember making resolutions since I was probably about 5 or 6. I'm sure those goals were along the lines of ride a bike, read a chapter book and the like. Good news, I know how to ride a bike, or at least I did when I was 20. I have also read several chapter books in the last 20+ years. Those were probably the last resolutions that I made and kept.

Here we go:

1. Lose my pre - pre baby weight. I already lost my baby weight. All 60 pounds of it. I'm about 20 pounds into this resolution so it's a safe one to make. I've already accomplished it even if I never loose another pound.

2. Move to a nicer house in the country. Again, a safe resolution since it's probably going to happen in a few weeks. We just have to sign the lease.

Now here's where it gets harder. We're getting into the stuff I actually have to work at.

3. Be a better wife. I'm not saying I'm a bad one but we all have room for improvement, right? I'd like my thoughts to revolve more around my husband and a little less around my self. A wise man once told me, "If you are constantly taking care of him and he is constantly taking care of you, you'll both be taken care of." Thanks, Dad! I'd like to add, not only would we be taken care of but we would be much happier, better friends, better sweethearts and better parents.

4. Be a better Mom. I'm sure this will be on my resolution list for the rest of my life. I am constantly trying to be worthy of this wonderful calling of motherhood. What job is there that is of a higher importance? I hate to break it to you, leaders of the free world, doctors, lawyers and rodeo clowns, nothing that you do can compare to or have a bigger impact than raising the next generation. A wonderful Later-Day Saint prophet, David O. McKay, once said, "No other success can compensate for failure in the home." It would stand to reason then, that there is no failure greater or more detrimental than failure in the home. My house will not fail. My house will be a safe haven in a world gone mad.

5. Go to church. Not as easy as it sounds when you have spent years walking the in the other direction. I want my family to be centered on Christ. I want my children to have a firm foundation. This is going to require a lot of effort on my part, and some good old fashioned determination. "Choose ye this day whom ye will serve;...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord" (Josh. 24:2, 15).

6. Blog more. I enjoy it.

7. Keep a better house. I think that if my house was more orderly, my brain might follow suit.

8. Get pregnant or have another baby. This resolution's completion is contingent on the hubs. I guess we'll see....

9. Entertain more. I like to cook and bake. I also enjoy visiting with friends and family. Why not combine the two?

10. Scrapbook. I have a feeling that if I don't get on top of this now, I never will.

There you have it, folks. My New Year Resolutions. Wish me luck. It looks like my plate is pretty full.


Tiff said...

Nice! Good luck with your resolutions! I have the same problems when it comes to setting goals; I don't like to fail so I don't make them!

Aubrey & Cheyenne Martin said...

Ha! I don't think it counts to resolve to do things you've already done!! Good luck.