Resolutions. I make them, and then suddenly think to myself, "Am I crazy? I've got four children under the age of 10, one of which is only 8 months old, and I'm trying to make resolutions??'' How about just trying to keep the house clean!!
Resolutions. They're kind of like my philosophy on lenten sacrifices. Instead of giving something up for lent, I try to do better and overemphasize a certain character trait that I know needs working on, like not yelling at the kids so much, for example.
Note to self: Resolution numero uno, stop yelling at the kids so much.
Resolutions. What I am going to do this year is review the best things that worked for me from 2005 and put them into action, or continue doing them whatever the case may be.
1) Saving Dinner was the best thing that could have happened to my menu and meal planning efforts! I highly recommend the book with all the recipes and shopping lists included, it's been a no brainer for me!
2) I would not be where I am today in my home educating journey without all the support and guidance from the many wise individuals at the 4 Real Forum. They have helped me keep my sanity and our home school in check when I felt I was doing this alone. Browse the forum if you haven't already, there is such a wealth of information there for any home schooling person.
3) Continue writing the book of prayers I've been writing over the last few years and try to get published.
4) Revive my love for scrapbooking and get caught up with my two babies who have nothing scrapped so far, ugh! If I could fit in even an hour a week and let the kids scrap right along with me it should work out, we'll see.
5) Our home school has been so enjoyable this year as I have matured in my teaching style and am able to more appropriately direct the dc with our current interest, usually revolving around a certain book or unit, aka a rabbit trail!
6) Last note for review, but certainly not least, has been my re-interest in Flylady.net and her very inspiring way of helping me keep on top of house keeping, what a treasure!
Oh and let me not forget the power of poetry. Reading it, writing it, reciting it, and hearing it, so enlightneing and worthwhile. Might I recommend subscribing to Dailypoems. It's a nice lift in your inbox every morning.
Thanks for reading my first entry here. I am continually inspired by many blogs here and look forward to any comments. Happy New Year and Good Tiding to You!