Saturday, January 02, 2010

I'm Dreaming...

I don't really write resolutions, but I do journal my hopes and goals for the new year (I know- that's what resolutions are, but if I don't call them that then I don't feel so bad if I don't follow through!).



As this years list was getting longer and longer, I realized I may not be "hoping" for success as much as "dreaming". If I (by some 21st century miracle) meet my self imposed challenges by the end of 2010, I will be an absolutely amazing person, albeit probably ostracized by my friends.

Not only will I be thinner, but I also will be a better and more consistent cook, preparing all meals with organic and locally grown whole foods that have never touched plastic, shop only with a list for items that fit our new and religiously adhered to budget, be patient with my children, whom I will be playing more board games and reading aloud to on a regular basis, while we all serve the community on a consistent basis, in the spare time we have left over from our newly recommitted family devotional time.

Since I will also be finishing everything I start, my house will be painted, toys and clothes purged and taken to goodwill, thank you notes current, bathroom and kitchen renovated, scarf completed, and next years Christmas cards actually mailed instead of dreamed of . My pictures will be printed out and scrap booked instead of languishing online year after year, and I will also finally frame current pictures of the girls to replace the toddler ones, no longer appreciated by my pre-teens.

Whew! Just writing this out has made me tired. I think I need a nap. Which is good, since when I am sleeping is clearly the only time these dreams will come true. Oh well, Happy New Year anyway!

7 comments:

Gretchen said...

I think we have the same dream! And wouldn't it just be sad if we couldn't dream, or think outside the box, or wish, or hope? Happy New Year, Kelly.

mommy to four j's said...

beautiful girls so sweet God Bless you and Your's

Playing Sublimely said...

Loved visiting here...my favorite book is Redeeming Love also..couldn't put it down for 24 hours!!!!

Playing Sublimely said...

I love it that you like it! What an honor!

Hi, I'm Angie! said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love In The Midst of It. Sarah's blog got me interested in starting my own.

Thanks for the kind feedback. Just sharin' my life in my own quirky way. I'll keep an eye on The Feathered Nest too.

BTW, the marshmallow shooter, oh my! That looks like a lot of fun! Did it end up under the tree and how did you like it?

Ang said...

HA! I love this blog. So true. So YOU!! I am rooting for you :)

Deirdre said...

You are right. if you do get all that done no one will like you. They will all admire you, but you won't have anyone to go get coffee with ever again. *grin* Thank you for visiting my blog.

Deirdre