Wednesday, April 28, 2010

And the winner is . . .

. . . not that it was really a contest. I have been trying to get back on track all year but with sunshine in the mornings comes new energy. So the winner for my goal is to revive my devotions in the morning. I am not promising to do them everyday but my goal is to get through Isaiah by the end of the school year and journal prayers as I read. After two weeks, it is going well. I think that I read Chapter 9 tomorrow. I love Isaiah. The words of hope sprinkled through a scenery of despair. I find it uplifting to remember that in the midst of darkness a light has come. Plus so much of Isaiah is used in Handel's Messiah that sometimes I break out into song. This morning it was, "For unto us a child is born. Unto us - a son is given - unto us - a son is given."

After April Fools this year, I started to realize the benefits of having April as the start of a new year. The sun is reborn and shines the majority of the day now. The grass is slowly turning green. I have even seen two little tiny tulips in our flower garden (I hope they did not get killed by last weekends snowfall). I also am starting to feel reborn a bit.

With this new goal and sunshine, other goals are being met as well. I am getting up earlier and having my coffee and breakfast in a relaxed manner with my Bible open. I have more time in the mornings so I go to school happier. I go to sleep a little earlier and thus have more energy in the afternoon. Yes this is due to the fact that the sun isn't about to set at 4 as well. Now if I could just get over this darn headcold . . .

Friday, April 09, 2010


I am not known for spending money on myself but after a visit with the family including a visit to the local jewellery store, I thought it might be OK to buy myself some jewellery and other things - since no one else is buying it for me :). But I decided that in order to buy something, I need to set and meet a goal. At first I could not think of any goals, being practically perfect in everyway (hahahah), but then a whole host of goal ideas presented themselves to me (humbling me by making me address my imperfections) and I am having difficulty deciding the best goal. I am not a goal setter but rather a more go with the flow type of person. Setting goals is setting myself up for failure. I avoid it when at all possible. Definitely new territory for me.

Here is a possible long list of goals.

1. Lose 10 pounds - seems like such a normal goal - bland.
2. Exercise 4 times a week for the next 3 months.
3. Make a doctor's appointment and get that checkup.
4. Stop with the constant use of the snooze button
5. Reignite my devotional and prayer life - be sure that I do them at least 5 times a week.
6. Limit my use of internet - biweekly fixes of Facebook and e-mail
7. Limit my consumption of TV - one show a day max.
8. Learn something new - knit, crochet ? ? ?
9. Revise my resume and contemplate the future.

Any suggestions?