"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17
2 Corinthians 5:17
I'm vacillating when it comes to writing an actual New Year's post. Do I or don't I? For one reason or another I've just not taken the time to really think it all through this time around and feel totally unprepared for all the "newness." However, that does not mean I don't have any thoughts or ideas at all. It only means the thoughts and ideas are not quite firmly set. One year I resolved to give up coffee. Ha ha! I'm not making that mistake twice There are always the old standby resolutions to lose weight, eat healthy and exercise more... (sigh) I do want that and January is a great time to start those things all over again, but I'm looking for something else this year.
For far too long I have been "Last-Minute Martha". This year I would like to make a more concerted effort to be ahead of the eight-ball instead of behind it. By the time December comes back around, I want to have all of my shopping and gift wrapping done so I can enjoy a more stress free Christmas. (I might need a reminder of this halfway through the year...Joeks, are you there?) I'm going to practice by being ready for birthdays ahead of time. Let's see... Joe's is in just a few days. Guess I'd better get hopping.
And finally, I'd like to push myself a little farther, take a few more risks, and do things I find just a little bit intimidating. Never get too deeply entrenched in a rut. (Try flying cross-country to visit some folks you've never met in person before. It might just turn out to be one of the highlights of your year!) It's going to be a great adventure.
PS. We made a new treat this Christmas. "Coal- for naughty children". It was a big hit. Good thing Christmas only comes once a year or I'd be tempted to mix up another batch just for me.
Oh yes, and our mouse? He had friends, at least three of them. Snap! Snap! Snap! and they were taken care of too. I hope that's all for a while.