Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year New...

Me? I doubt it. I'm not one for making resolutions because I don't tend to keep to them very well. I am starting Weight Watchers again, but I just wanted to wait until after the holidays. I didn't even start until yesterday because there was a pint of Haagen Dasz in the freezer that needed to be taken care of.

I do have a few goals I'm going to strive for and I would appreciate gentle reminders (or an occasional smack upside the head if you feel it's really called for) to keep focused.

First, I'm going to work on being content with what we have. God truly has blessed us with so much, and I need to get out of the "I want" phase so much. I'm not saying there aren't still things that I wouldn't like to have, but I'm not going to obsess about getting them.

The main reason for my first goal, is that I feel I'm not being thankful enough for everything God has given us I'm going to really be more grateful for my blessings.

The second reason also leads to my second goal. Get back on track financially. I'm going to go through FPU again. I need a refresher. These are the things I will need gentle nudges, (or blatant call-outs). If you hear me talking, see me tweeting, or posting about wanting something ridiculous, let me know.*

My third goal is to try to keep things a little more functional. I won't get into everything I've done or plan to do right now. I'll just mention that I figured out the name of my blog from my recent goal!!

*Disclaimer: I'm working it into out budget to get a few electronic things throughout the year, laptop (both of ours are ancient and fried) iPad, (to be used as my laptop) and possibly a NOOK. I'm going to try to sell some stuff to help. (Know anyone who wants/needs a massage table?)

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  1. Hi Joy. I don't think I have your email address and I don't want to post my address in a comments box. My email address is if you want to send me an email and I will respond.

    I think the name you picked for your blog is really cute. Good luck with your goals for the year. I too tend to do goals and not resolutions. I especially wish you luck with your financial goals, as they are particularly important. Too many people spend too much time being a slave to money/things rather than the opposite, which is as it should be. Also, I'm ot sure if you read the news much but our governments (locals and federal) have not managed our money well and I really believe things are going to get much worse before they get better.

    Hey, what is with this swag bucks widget? It is always right on top of your blog so I can't read half of it and, right now, it is covering up part of this comment box so I can't see what I am typing.

    Happy New Year!

  2. If you get an ipad, you should use the kindle app! I love it! Then you might not need the nook.... Let me know if you want to look at mine or have questions!