Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Fresh Start

I can't believe 2009 is over. It was a good year overall, at least towards the end when Helena became a part of the family. The first part of the year was kind of blah. We didn't know many people here, the weather was depressing, we were all feeling a little out of place. Now we're settling in here, getting to know neighbors and new friends better, the boys have made good friends, and the winter weather hasn't even bothered me this time around.

I have an idea this year will be better than the last. There will be some changes for us. Donn will most likely be retiring from the military in the fall and we are probably going to be moving into a smaller (and hopefully more updated) house. Helena will have her first birthday. Dylann will turn 9, which seems impossible!

I don't usually make New Year's resolutions, but I decided to come up with a list of things I can realistically accomplish. Here is my list of goals for 2010:

Read one good book every month

Finish 10 classes towards my degree

Cook one new recipe every week

Send gifts to people for no reason when I find/make something they would like

Make my first quilt (even if it takes all year!)

And I'm going to stop there. I could go on, because there are a TON of things I'd like to do, but these are the ones I can realistically stick with. This year is looking like a good one! I hope the New Year finds you also looking forward to what the future holds.