Sunday, January 03, 2010

2010...A New Year!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I just love the promise of a new year, don't you? I mean, I'm kind of weird like that anyway...I always prefer to start a new type of schedule on a Monday, usually at the first of the month, never in the middle. I'm sure this relates to something in my childhood and I need some kind of intense therapy...but hey, it works for me, so who cares? I just like things to make sense, and starting at the beginning makes sense to me, whether it be at the beginning of the day, the week, the month or the year!

For New Year's Eve, we did the same thing we've done the past 3 or 4 years...had a party here for everyone that didn't have a babysitter or didn't want to go out on the town. It's actually quite fun...everybody gets to dress comfortably (we even had a pajama party one year), and the kiddos have their own little party in the basement while we adults get to visit. We have yummy food, plenty of drinks, and excellent company. This year we even busted out the Totally 80's Trivial Pursuit. Come to think of it, I don't think we ever finished the game! We got distracted when the ball started to drop, and never picked it back up...ADD, anyone???

Anyway, as usual, we started out our new year just the way we like it...with friends. The party was small, but just as much fun...and let me just say, I don't know as much about the 80's as I expected to! Boy, did I feel like a dunce! No matter...we were all stumped quite a few times, and it was fun anyway.

So let me ask you a question...do you make a New Year's Resolution every year? I've had years where I didn't and years where I did...and I'm not really sure I'm good at sticking with them very long. But regardless, I do like reflecting on the past year and really thinking about how I can improve. Last year, I resolved to have more patience. I have lots of patience for my clients, friends, and even perfect strangers! Why is it that I have so little with my family? It boggles my mind, and I really hate it. Well guess what? I didn't do so well last year. I mean, I improved a little...I'm pretty sure of that, but not where I want to be. So guess what's at the top of the list again this year?

Yep...PATIENCE.

What else? I'd really like to get better at keeping current on my blogging. For a while there, I really lost my inspiration in the busy-ness that is my life. But I'm feeling renewed, and also feeling like I actually do have interesting things to say once again...so blogging is something I'm resolving to do better!

One more thing...LOVING and RECEIVING LOVE. I didn't grow up in a touchy-feely-huggy type of family, so sometimes it's uncomfortable for me when people I don't know well try to hug me. For the most part, it's not a problem...I've really overcome most of the uncomfortableness over the past 20 years, and now will actually grab people out of the blue and give them a big ol' squeeze. But I want to do better at letting my friends and family know that I love and appreciate them. I want to do better at receiving love too. It's hard sometimes to receive! But you know what? I LIKE to be loved...why can't I just soften up a bit and allow myself to enjoy it? I will in 2010...you betcha!!

So those are my big 3, folks. What are you looking to improve in 2010? Or do you not make a resolution? Just curious!!

6 comments:

Sheri said...

I would gladly give you some of my patience, but you know I have none to spare.. :0)

As far as hugs go, I'll expect one the next time I see you!!!

Kiki said...

I love the new year...mostly because its starts off with my birthday....it's like non stop parties for weeks on end and that is always fun!!!

Just spent some time catching up here, I'm so glad I get to see you on FB but am even more thrilled to read this too....your writing is great and I love all the pics too...the kids are getting so big its ridiculous!!!

terri said...

Like you, I'm not usually big on resolutions, but this year I'm setting a few goals. One of them is to show family and friends how much I care about them by staying in touch - calling and visiting more often.

Kate said...

80's Trivial Pursuit often ignites some tempers at our parties - lol. My hubby and BIL are always on opposite teams and they get in some pretty heated debates, but that's nothing new - not the game's fault. That's a really fun game! I seem to be a vault of useless trvial knowledge, so I'm happy to contribute there :)

My resolution this year . . . to be a happy mom and wife. Sounds simple, huh? For me though, many times, happiness is a choice and with all the changes we've got coming our way this year, I just want our baby to know a happy mommmy, not an overwhelmed mommy. Much like you, I have trouble receiving and giving love - not sure why but they seem to go hand in hand.

I wish you all the best with your pursuits. Patience is a tough one - better add that to my list as well - ha! Happy New Year buddy!

Kold_Kadavr_flatliner said...

Gosh, you're a beautifull doll. But you heard that before, haven'tya? Nevertheless, Meet me Upstairs in the Great Beyond for a celebration of our resurrection where we'll have a kick-ass party till well after sundown. God bless.

MJ said...

I love a new year! I didn't make any resolutions, but I did start a new blog project called a Year of Adventure - one new adventure a week. Hope you'll check me out!
http://mostlymidlife.blogspot.com

 
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