Thursday, January 8, 2009

Gonna give this blogging thing a try!

Well, it's 2009 - a new year, and a new start (thank God since 2008 ended on such a crazy note). So, in the spirit of new beginnings, I'm going to try my hand at this blogging thing. I've been following a few of my good friends blogs for awhile now, and it's always appealed to me (esp. since I'm so into scrapbooking and preserving my families memories for the future). I can't promise how successful I'll be or how regularly I'll be able to post, but I promise to give it my best college try! Beware, I'm going to be honest, my language may sometimes be uncensored, and it may not always be appropriate for the faint of heart. This is my place to celebrate milestones, rant and rave about daily happenings, and sometimes ponder the deeper meaning of things. Read at your own risk!

Anyway, keeping with the theme of new beginnings, I also thought that I would post my new years resolutions for all the world to see (or at least the 3 people who are going to read this). Somehow it seems that if I make them public, I'm suddenly more accountable. So, here are my resolutions (or more correctly named "goals") for 2009.

  • To create more beautiful things (sewing projects, scrapbook pages, crafts of the season, etc.). This is one of my biggest sources of joy (outside of my family) and I've decided to make more time for it in my life.
  • To commit to writing everyone thank you notes! I always say a heartfelt "thank you", but a written note is so nice (esp. in a world where all the mail you get anymore is junk or bills).
  • To keep better correspondence with my family and friends that live out of town (or out of state)! Whether it's by phone (good chance), email (good luck), or an old fashioned letter, I want to do better at keeping in touch with those that I truly care about.
  • To lose 1 pound a week until my birthday (that's in September Y'all). I know that's a crazy goal, but I refuse to turn 40 years old unless I can do it as a "skinny bitch" as so many of my friends would say. I also am lucky enough to attend my dear cousin's wedding that same month, and I sure as heck will not be known as the fat cousin!
  • To be a better wife and mom to my adorable family! I hope this year I will be able to praise more, criticize less, laugh at the small stuff (and big stuff too for that matter), and truly appreciate how good I really have it. No questions here, I have been blessed many times over!

So, that's about it (probably too much in fact). But I really want to do my best to keep every one! Keep me in your thoughts and prayers that I can accomplish this, and keep up with the blog (another great way to keep my out-of-towners up to date on what's going on in my life).

Here's to 2009, and the great things it may bring (a size 5 sounds great!)!


  1. Well I'm right there with you! I've been doing the WW thing for 3 days now. so we can keep each other going ;) Glad to see you blogging!!!

  2. You go on with your badself!! You'll be a hot ass skinny bitch before you know it!!! Welcome to can be addictive at times!!!

  3. Wahoo! Can't wait to see those creative projects! You are loved SOOOO much! By me and SOOOO many others! Most unconditionally by Jesus, of course! Praying that you will be learning to live loved and use Him to help you accomplish your 5 goals! He is faithful!!

  4. I can't believe you started a blog and I knew nothing about it! Looking forward to keeping up with you this way :) Been missing you at scrapbooking meetups!