Saturday, January 10, 2009

Happy New Year!

Okay, I know it is late, but better late than never, right--Happy New Year everyone! Time has really kept me from blogging lately. I have hit 2009 running. The kids at school received new MacBook laptops this week. This is a huge process where our tech team has had to prepare for each grade each day. This involves moving computers, cases, and cords to carts for deployment. It is also repossession time as well, meaning if students have not paid their insurance or damage fees they will not get their computer back. It really is a very big job and it seems we ended up keeping more computers than we handed out.

I have given much thought to my resolutions this year...yeah I know it's kind of corny to make them, but I do think it is good for people to set goals and I view resolutions as goals for myself and my family. I have selected 3 resolutions to focus on this year.

The first one is to get closer to God. This is the most important resolution. I try and read my devotional and my Bible before I go to sleep each night, but here lately, I have been falling asleep before I get through my devotional and I know that is bad. So I resolve to do better. I am also going to make an effort to be a part of a new ladies class at church. We are doing a book study called, "Having a Mary Spirit: Allowing God to Change Us From the Inside Out." I am looking forward to this class and getting together with the girls!

My next resolution that I have chosen to focus on is to exercise more this year. I rejoined Curves in May and I felt that I did a good job during the summer getting up to go and work out. When school started back, Curves kind of fell by the wayside except for maybe once a week (when I was lucky). Life and scheduling just kind of gets in the way and it is so easy to push Curves to the back burner. I do feel better when I go work out, so I will make an effort to get to Curves more often as well as walking in my neighborhood.

The final resolution that I want to work on is saving money. With the economy like it is, no one can afford not to make this a resolution. Since the summer, I have tried to become very astute in my shopping. I study the sales papers to get the best deals. I try not to buy anything without a coupon, because coupons are FREE MONEY! If I can buy in bulk and save money, I try to do that. We are in really good shape as far as toothpaste, dishwashing detergent, and washing detergent go since I have been able to get these things cheap when they are on sale by using coupons. I have learned that saving money takes time but I believe that in the long run it will be worth it. Rob and also will go and talk with a financial planner so that we will be set for the future.

So those are my resolutions for the year 2009. I will leave you with a fun picture of Seth that he calls his funny face picture. What are your resolutions for 2009? Have a great year!

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