Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

With the new year approaching I have decided to submit to the tradition of a new year's resolution...


Now I am well aware that we are almost two months into 2012 but I am giving myself another new year... a fresh start, if you will.  You see in December Derek got laid off (again) and I just did not handle it well.  I was frustrated and upset.... still am frustrated.  I was having a hard time with anxiety and trusting that God's in control, not me.  I am tired of trying to be in control of the job situation but I'm frustrated.  *sigh*  Have I mentioned I'm frustrated??  :)  Anyway, I have decided   to no longer allow myself to dwell.  I am focusing hard on letting go and letting God handle our future.  I am trying not to be disappointed about plans that I had for us that I've had to postpone because we can't financially do them at this point anymore.  So, I am setting March 1, 2012 as my new year.  So on that note....

... Normally I don't like to set a New Year's resolution because I hate to fail.  So I don't want to set a goal for myself that I will not keep for an entire year.  I am going to set a few goals for myself in order to help me keep focused and to improve myself.  This year (or the next 10 months) I plan on exercising regularly.  *sidenote:  I've actually been doing this since December and am very proud of myself for making exercise a priority when I NEVER have in the past*  I am going to aim to eat better overall (mostly less sweets and night time snacking).    I am going to aim to spend more time with God because that tends to be the first thing I drop when I am "too busy".  I think that time is important for my patience and for my anxiety at the circumstances in our lives right now.  Lastly, I am going to blog more.  Not for anyone else but for myself.  So that I can remember the preciousness of this time in my life.  I can be very busy and often can be fed up with one (or all) of my children.  However, I know that time is FLYING and that if I don't write some of this stuff down I will forget  it in a couple of years.  So there, that is what I plan to do this year.  


Wow, heavy post. :)  So to lighten it up a bit.  Here are a few recent pictures of my little ladybugs!