All Rowelled Up

All Rowelled Up
All Rowelled Up

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

Oh, my goodness!! I feel like I haven't done a blog in forever!!! This nonsense about not checking in to my blog is going to stop.  I promise this year I will do better.  There are a lot of things I'm going to do better so let's just make the first blog of the year my list of new year's resolutions. 

Growing up my family always did resolutions.  We would read the ones from the previous year and make new ones for the next.  We all wrote 10 of them and at the top of our index card we wrote who we thought would win the world series.  My dad always put the Cubs and I always put that for him.  I think one year we started writing down what was on the t.v. while we were all busy thinking of what to write.  In school I always wrote the same resolution every year, "to pass the 4th grade. to pass the 5th grade. to pass the 6th grade." And so one.....I wasn't a dumb kid and I knew I would pass to the next grade but it's nice to know that at least one of your resolutions will come true. We would seal away our lists in a gold Dillards gift card box and it would be tucked away in my parents dresser drawer and there it lived for a whole year. I wish I would have kept all of mine over the years but I didn't.  Maybe from now on I will, and look back in 20 years and get a good laugh.  

So here they are and I hope I stick to 'em.....

2011 New Year's Resolutions

1. Be a regular at church. -We are going to attend Church At Battle Creek in Broken Arrow.

2. Read 2 books a month. -This month I will be reading L.A Candy by Lauren Conrad and Getting the Pretty Back by Molly Ringwald.

3. Watch less television. -I need to be busy reading and scraping. We will see how this one goes.  I feel like my whole last year's schedule was based on what shows were on t.v.

4. Read "Read my Bible through in a Year." -I've been trying to do this for the past 2 years and I just haven't stuck with it.

5. Try a new recipe at least twice a month. - I cut them out of my magazines but I never do anything with them.

6. Recycle - I really want to get some bins and start recycling but I don't have any where to store them.  But, I'm sure going to try.

7.  Read my 5 plus magazines I receive monthly/weekly before the next issue comes out. 

8.  Eat healthy and exercise and hopefully shrink to a size that I am happy with.

9. Save money $$$$$$ -We really want to build a deck and take another trip to NYC.  I should be too busy reading all my books and magazines to have time to go spend money right?

10.  Finish my book I'm writing.   -I think my days are starting to become really full :)

11. Keep in touch with my friends better. - I'm  the world's worst at doing this.  I'm just not a phone person and it can be hard to set aside time to do this but this year I want to change that.

12.  Plan for a baby. (maybe)

13.  Keep on top of my scrapbooking. - I'm still working on my 2008 scrapbook. : -/

14.  Do at least one load of laundry during the week so that my weekends aren't spent washing and folding and folding and washing. Ugh! 

15.  Finish painting rooms in my house.

16.  Be better organized.  

I think I could keep going but I have books and magazines to get to and a load of laundry to dry so I will leave it this and be done.  Hope that you are able to stick to your resolutions and 2011 just might be the year to do it!

Happy New Year,

My brother Adam and my sister Amber

1 comment:

  1. I need to take your laundry advice! I spend most weekend morning shoving clothes into the washer, when I should have done them on Thursday!

    Hope the rest of the resolutions are going well!


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