Thursday, January 1, 2009

Out With The Old..

I think I've started this post a thousand times (OK, maybe only a hundred,) and then stopped.

Who really wants to hear about my Christmas? Yeah, that one where I've been cranky and all 'Bah Humbug"-ish. (And thanks to Headless Dad, acutely aware of how bitchy I've been, thankyouverymuch. That helped!) (I hope the sarcasm was not lost in the translation.)

Things that have happened include, but are not limited to:

  • a bloggy friend losing her dad.
  • a irl friend telling me that her husband has cancer.
  • another irl friend being hospitalized.
  • sitting in my house for 3 days waiting on the new tv to be hooked up properly instead of being out shopping.
  • my dad being sick, and me being 1,000 miles away and not able to help my mom.
  • discovering PathWords on Facebook.
  • me being 100% paralyzed-well, at least as far as writing goes. (Hi BlogHer Ads! I'm back!)
I haven't even managed to grocery shop-well, unless the Christmas eve trip that I got everything I needed in 45 minutes then waited in line for 30, but I'm really trying to forget that one, ok? Oh, and the Costco trip yesterday that really only yielded a bunch of meat for the freezer, toilet paper, and paper towels. Yay. (That is a victory in itself. Do you know why?)

So, in the spirit of the new year, I am sharing my goal for the year.

No, I'm not vowing to lose more weight. Although, that would be great. I'm going to stay the course on that one-exercise when I can, eat well. Maintain, lose if I can. Simple. I made being healthier the priority the last 2 years and it has become a part of me, who I am, what I do. I'm proud of that, but it's not the new thing any more.

My goal for the year is to spend the first part of my day-5 minutes minimum-reading my Bible.

This will take care of a plethora of problems. First, giving your day to God is the best way to get through it, no matter what this life and this world can throw at you. Second, I have a lot to learn. Third, I have a lot to share with all of you, and being well read will hopefully make my little observations more rich-the only kind of rich that matters.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:1-3

And, it should also take care of that little problem that Headless Dad so delicately pointed out. Don't you think?

Headless Mom


The Andrus' said...

Sometimes having to go through "crappy" times, makes us reflect and see the good that came from it. Keep your chin up! ;D

Natalie said...

three years ago i decided to read through the bible in a year. i figured i had read quite a bit of it, but i couldn't say for sure that i had read all of it. so i did. i picked the new living translation for ease and finished. the next year i read it in niv. last year my plan was to read it in the message version just for something different. i didn't even get halfway through before i let life get in the way. i should add that back to my list this year. i may be a couple of days late, but better late than never, right?

messyfunmommylife said...

I hope things get better for was nice reading your blog! happy new year..

Ramblin' Red said...

I've been meaning to commit to this (daily bible reading) but have been procrastinating :wince:. Wow, I am so proud of myself - not. Any way pity party over - I am going to go read my bible - thanks for the example!

Sam said...

I'm glad HD pointed out how crabby you were. That takes some bravery! :D

I've been sitting (read: meditating) since...sometime in November? Every morning and every night. Went by the wayside over the holidays and I certainly felt it, but I think I was able to correct it. Hopefully I'll be buying a cassette adapter tonight so I can get back to listening to my buddhist podcasts on the drive to/from work every day. That definitely helps, too.

Sounds like you had a rough time over the holidays, but hopefully things are back on track for the Headlesses. :)