Wow, don’t EVER go back and re-read your posts. Especially if those posts were written specifically about resolutions, goals or planned objectives. It’s a kick in the gut.
So it’s a new year. The last minutes of the second day of a new year in fact, which makes me two days behind on my read-the-Bible-in-a-year plan and my take-a-family-photo-every-day plan. I also haven’t determined Jack’s disability or Medicare status since he went to work full time in September, balanced the checkbook or scheduled bill paying for the month, built a budget, cleaned out the freezer, built a Household Binder, and reconciled the now-closed business books and Thomas’ checkbook. I haven’t posted a book review in over two weeks, mapped the GA’s winter lesson plans or finished the awesome baby gift I’m making for a shower next Saturday.
I did get the Christmas decorations put away today, so, yea! I had to do that- the housecleaner is coming Monday, praise God.
I have an ideal I’m working toward. I don’t pretend I’ll ever be the Proverbs 31 woman, but I do want to live my life well.
- I want the freedom of faith, the power of prayer and a witness of love.
- As a wife I want to be a helpmeet, a best friend, and a cheerleader.
- For my children I want to be wise and present.
- In my home I want simplicity and comfort.
- I want to have enough self-control not to be morbidly obese.
- I want to be more financially stable, i.e., not lose precious seconds in fear/anticipation each time I run my debit card.
- I want to be a dependable friend, a trusted employee and a helpful neighbor.
So I’ve got some plans for the new year. A read-my-Bible-every-day plan. A take-a-family-photo-every-day plan. An organize-your-home-in-52-weeks-plan. A task planner on my phone. The materials necessary to build a Household Binder and permanent filing system. Budget and bill paying software and Dave Ramsey in my head. And visits from the housecleaner every two weeks and my mother every six weeks to keep me accountable.
Let the discipline begin.