It's baaaaack... The snow, that is. Oh well, what are ya gonna do, except maybe move away someday.
And times like these, I dream of doing just that. sigh. Especially after Tom fell backward down three of our (inside) back porch steps yesterday. (He told me I didn't need to scream, but oh dear... when people on tv tumble down steps they tend to, well, die.) It really would have helped if he'd replaced the little railing that fell off the day we moved in, but these things take time, I guess. grrr.
So we're nearing the end of another year and I'm thinking New Year's Goals (since some of you get all weird about 'resolutions'). I love goals because they point me toward a better place--aim toward Nowhere and that's likely where I'll end up.
This year I'm considering becoming more and less...
More of a coupon queen and home economist ... and less of a lazy complainer.
More of a Bible scholar and proficient writer ... and less of a tv watcher.
More of a believer ... and less of a worrier.
More of an exerciser ... and less of an eater.
More of an organizer and tosser ... and less of a clutter collector.
More of a reader ... and less of a checker-of-email-and-blog-related-stuff
More of a doer ... and less of a procrastinator.
Basically, if I become more obedient to God, all those things will just happen naturally, kind-of like the way I stood in our basement earlier this month and realized my annual grocery stock-up was 90% complete for the winter-- without my doing the usual Big Time Planning and Shopping Trips!
Instead, I'd just been faithful to buy things on sale all year, using coupons, too, and got so many greatly-reduced-in-price deals that my cupboards and freezers just naturally filled-up. Like magic almost.
Well, obeying God is kinda like that, anyway. He knows the best ways and right times to do everything--and when I stay plugged into Him--oh my! How the wrinkles seem to iron themselves away.
Forgot to tell you that-- the week before Christmas--Naomi sent us a lovely box of organic dried fruit and raw honey. She'd told us to not wait to open the box so for over a week Tom and I have been enjoying her yummy gift. It's the perfect thing--no leftover clutter involved.
Also forgot to tell you that--because of certain circumstances beyond my control-- our basement smoke detector beeped for 28 hours last Sunday and Monday. Thought I would go insane. :)
"He must become greater; I must become less." ... John 3:30
"But be a doer of the word and not only a hearer, deceiving your own self." ... James 1:22
Joyce Meyer has a great New Year's Eve message about finishing what we start here.
Oh! I just now thought of another