Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I hope...

I don't like to use the term resolution, I prefer hope. The word resolution just doesn't suit my style. Last year I made a list of my hopes and looking back, I think I did okay. I had fifteen big things I hoped for and I think I successfully fulfilled nine of them - that's 60% (right?!?), it's more than half.

Here goes for this year...

In 2013 I hope to eat breakfast. And like it. I rarely eat breakfast. When I wake up in the mornings all I want is some time to really wake up and a cup of coffee. The thought of food just makes my stomach turn. This is okay at 6 in the morning, but by 10 or so I'm starving and then I gorge at lunch. Bad. 

Along the lines of eating, I hope to eat healthy or at least learn to eat better portions. I don't think I eat bad, I just don't know when to stop. I eat the things I like as if it's the last time I will ever have the chance to eat them. 

I hope to soak in every single second with my baby girl, who's really not so much a baby. Y'all, she will be five this year. Five. It hurts my heart just to type that. I just want to soak her in and eat her up. She is at such a great age and every day she just puts the biggest smile on my face.

I hope to blog more. I had hoped this for 2012, but looking back at my stats, I wasn't too successful with that. Maybe this year.

I hope that when my Daddy returns later this month to have his PSA level checked again, his levels will have decreased significantly. If his levels have dropped then we will continue with hormone therapy until late March and then start nine weeks of radiation. 

I hope to find inner peace with whatever the new year holds.

I hope to have more date nights with my one and only. We've done really great with that this year and I want to continue. Being with him makes me the happiest girl in the whole wide world.

I hope to start some sort of exercise. Walk, run, something.

I hope to find a church that we really enjoy. One that suits us and one that has a great children's ministry for MK. 

I hope to re-do our family room. I'd like to paint, hang some drapes and buy a new couch.

I hope to budget our money better. I don't have to have every single thing the minute I see it. 

I hope to just enjoy every day. I don't want to rush for the next holiday or big event. I want to appreciate each day, even if it's a Monday and raining and I'm tired.

I hope 2013 proves to be THE year for everyone!


MJP said...

I love your list of hopes! Happy New Year:)

Kathy Hardison said...

Such a great list of "hopes" and some really put a smile on my face. LY&MY

Elizabeth said...

What a great list!! Praying for blessings for you in the new year! Hope it's a great one!!

USCEmily said...

I usually just lurk and don't comment, but on your list of hopes, you mention finding a church with a good children's program. I know y'all are in Irmo also, so have you tried Riverland Hills Baptist? We recently joined, and though I was a bit intimidated by the size, we felt it was the absolute best place for us because of the opportunities that Charlotte will have as she grows. The children's program is amazing. If you haven't checked out RHBC, try it sometime and see what you think.