As I was in the laundry room cleaning and in the storage room putting away all the Christmas paraphenilia, the old January urge to do a good purging of "stuff" started to happen. I don't know about you guys, but I so easily seem to get over-run with "stuff". I seriously do not know why on earth I hang on to "stuff" for so long. What is it in me that has that fear that I just might need it. Like seriously, why does one need four of the same coffee carafe? I'm not one to make New Year's Resolutions, they never work for me, but it is definitely a goal in the first 3 or 4 months of this year to go room by room and just get rid of "stuff".
Speaking of not making New Year's resolutions, one of my "not resolutions" is to read through the bible in the year. I've chosen this chronological plan. I'm embarrassed to say in all the years I've been a Christian, I have never totally read through the bible. Well, I'm going to try to change that this year. Especially when my oldest, who is in bible school, laid down the gauntlet to me, by saying in an unbelieving voice that she has read through the bible 3 times. Sigh. And she hasn't even hit her 20th year yet. Trust a bible college student to come home for the holidays and lay down a challenge to ya in some way, shape or form. LOL. I thought the chronological read would be interesting as it takes you through the bible in the order that events would have occured. I've decided to do it in a relaxed manner so that I don't defeat myself before I even get started. I already missed yesterday's reading but it was insane around here with first day back to dayhome from the holidays and first night back to ladies group and an interview in the middle of it all, all on about 4 hours of sleep, but today is an easier day so I plan to catch up. And hopefully on January 1 next year I'll be typing that I accomplished that goal. I mean I can't let a young whipper snapper beat me, can I? LOL.
And again speaking of the oldest, she gave hubby and I a Star Trek edition of Monopoly for Christmas and we put it to use on New Year's Eve. What fun it was playing the game, not so much for the game itself, but for the crazy fun. With lots of competiveness in the group, much good natured arguing over the rules, certain people trying to go on the "pay later" system and lots of laughing trying to pronounce the various names of Federation properties we were now the proud owners of, the guy who won the game was the one who did not own one single property on the board. Now how the heck did that happen? But I decided that night, that one of things I really want to do this year, is to start playing more board games with family and friends. Instead of just sitting around when visiting, I'm going to pull out some of the fun games we've got sitting around gathering dust. Count that as another non-resolution.
As I'm typing all this I'm staring at the the bright purple exercise ball across the room and the box that contains the Wii Active, both of which were on my Christmas list. I suppose sometime today I should fire it up and get going on that too. After a depressing doctor appointment on Christmas Eve, I no longer can ignore that area of my life. It's hard for me to admit that I have so totally let the fitness area of my life disappear, but the last few years I have totally swept it under the carpet and have become quite adept at making excuses. But now I've hit the wall where excuses won't cut it and I thought this would be a fun way to get back to it. What I love is that I can get another band that holds the nunchuck on your leg and have a partner to exercise with. Hubby better look out 'cause he'll be the first one I'll be asking. So I figure 3 days a week is a good start to this non-resolution?
So I think I've done quite well in not making any resoltions this year. How about you? Are you a resolution person? What are your resolutions, or non-resoltions as it were, for the year? Oh, and a few days late but a Happy New Year to you all! Maybe I need to make a non-resolution for doing something about being late!