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    Monday, January 05, 2009

    I Resolve

    Okay, okay, everyone is doing it, so I guess I should too. Tis the season of resolution making, and if you're anything like me, breaking. But to help give myself a better chance of keeping my resolutions for more than a day or two (remember the time I gave up Diet Pepsi for like 12 hours? Yeah, I'm that devoted), I've decided to make monthly goals. Easy stuff. Stuff I can do in my sleep, or on the toilet. No, I'm serious. I'll 'splain.

    One of my goals is to work on food storage. I plan on doing a little every time I visit the store. A little extra ketchup here, a few extra tissues here, yadda yadda, and after a month of this, voila!, food storage.

    The other goal I have can easily be done whilst taking care of those matters of nature. Surprisingly, I don't ever read the Ensign. I know. I should. I admit, I try. But I get bored, and decide folding laundry is more fun than reading about Jimmy saving his pennies to buy Gabriel a new tie for church. (You know you've read a story just like that, right?) So, my plan includes taking the monthly edition of the Ensign directly upstairs to the bathroom. Usually I peruse Parents Magazine or the L.L. Bean catalog, or the back of the air freshener spray, so this idea will get me going (no pun intended!) in the right direction. So far, so good, on this one.

    One more goal I have, and one at which I fully intend to fail, is to reinstate Family Home Evenings. I was so good when we first moved here. Every Monday night, there was a lesson, a song, and a snack. Then Summer Vacation arrived, and we haven't had one since. So tonight is the night. We're doing it.

    So there you go. Those are my goals. Right out there in the open. I will post these on the side of my blog so I will be reminded daily. Nothing like a nagging note to get you motivated, right?


    8 Response(s):

    Jill Johnson said...

    The easiest way to keep FHE going is to always have it. Always have a lesson, even if it is pull out a random picture from the Gospel Art Kit and read the back. No brainer.

    Good idea on the ensign you dork.

    Larissa said...

    I like the nagging note on the side roll of the blog idea. I think I shall steal that...

    and my resolutions...I ALWAYS fail.

    So good to see you even if just briefly.

    chel wakley said...

    Good goals. I like the food storage idea. I am going to try that. Thanks for letting me be part of your family. I had a blast.

    amy k said...

    I like your idea of only a couple to work on each month. Very smart! I haven't officially made a list yet but a few are in my head like FHE. That's at the top of my list. We do so good in the winter and then summer comes making our schedules crazy and last year---separated working in different states for weeks. Good luck!

    Kirsten said...

    Your idea to work on ones you can accomplish are great. Plus, you have a simple plan to carry them out. Ingenious!

    nikkipicky said...

    Our Ensign resides on the back of the toilet. I still don't get around to it all that often. And when I do it's because I go in and get it then read it elswhere.

    Of course I am an avid reader...but you know I like the trashy stuff. LOL JK.

    Good luck on the goals. You can do it.

    grannybabs said...

    I've been doing the food storage thing the way you propose for years now. I also buy small gifts, toys, etc. so I'm prepared for all kinds of things - and don't have to go shopping!!

    The older I get, the less I like to go shopping.

    I usually just sit down and read the Ensign when it comes - not the whole thing every time - I start with the "stories" but at least I'm getting exposed.

    Good luck - and FHE is very important - focus on that one!!

    Kelli said...

    Did you have FHE last night? We didn't and I had it planned too. Then it snowed and we didn't do what I wanted to do so I have already failed.