I'm not sure how you all feel, but I am really excited to see all the days of January marked off with an 'x'. This winter has been super mild & quite lovely really, but I am ready for warm, sunshiny spring days.Carrie & Mrs. T, & give myself a little review on my 12 goals for 2012!
And just a little side note, I posted that pic on instagram & got my first round of ten 'likes'! Kind of silly, but it means something to me to make friends with others in online forums like the blogging world, instagram, & even facebook. I like people *grin*
As far as some of my other goals:
*the Lord continues to show my daily that I have a tremendous need to truly learn obedience. When I first started this lesson I thought that the only real thing that held me back from fully obeying was most often fear. And that's a biggie but I'm also learning that I am a slave to my own pride, selfishness, & laziness. It's not been pretty a time or two & I've battled it out with the Holy Spirit, my will, & some tears. I don't think it's going to get easier but the blessing of having my heart in peace with His is well worth it.
*I've made some (but not near enough!) progress with continuing to read my Bible through chronologically. I've got to get into a better routine of going to bed earlier & staying awake after Mike leaves for work. This is truly the best time of day for me to get my quiet time in.
*I started my early Christmas endeavor by posting a request for recommended etsy shops. I didn't have much feedback, but a couple of resources were mentioned & I will check them out!
*Garden planning talk continues. My brother in law has agreed to bring his tiller & bust up the ground for me. We have determined that we should be able to grow tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, & basil. This just might be enough for our first garden.
*I have not been reading enough (mostly because I've been working puzzles!). I have totally let my nerdy side take over & jigsaw puzzling has been strangely entertaining in a calm way. But I have taken note of some recommended titles & a trip to the library is on next week's radar.
*I have also not done very well cutting back on screen time. Sometimes I just need to put my phone down, set a timer, & not let myself pick it back up until the timer dings. Might just try that tonight...
*I have been blogging more. I hope somebody is enjoying it :-)
*We were able to open our home up to share some hospitality this last month. We had company for dinner twice & I have to say, I just love doing it! It can be a lot of work to fix a meal & I'm not super skilled at getting it all smoothly to the table so I get kind of red-faced & clumsy, but it's still so much fun. This next month we already have a get together planned & I'm dreaming of menus & a pretty tablescape *grin*
I hope you all are swimming along with your goals, dreams, ambitions, & hopes for 2012! Feel free to share in the comments & let me know how you are!