• 07 January 2009
My mind is heavy today for many reasons. I am thinking a lot about 2008 and 2009. I know this is a little late (it is January 7 after all) but since I still haven't taken down Christmas decorations and what not, we'll pretend the new year just began, shall we? I'm behind on so much this week so it seems rather apropos anyway :)
New Year's Resolutions - 2009
1. Be a better mother. I love my kiddos so much, but sometimes I am not sure I convey that love in a way they understand.
2. Try to feel more peace and patience within myself.
3. Be more gracious.
There ya have it. Last year's list was much longer and honestly, a little daunting. I'm trying to be reasonable about my expectations for myself this year since it feels like I am constantly mulling over ways to improve every day anyway.
To a new year!!
P.S. Here are some of my favorite posts from last January, in no particular order:
The Comparison Trap
Clutter Control Wisdom of the Ages
How to Host a Raclette Party
Framing Art, Budget Style
Celebrating Chinese New Year (now is the time to start planning!)
photo taken by Justin Hackworth