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expecting the worst and being optimistic about it

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New year, new attempts

I knew it had been a long time since I posted something, but I hadn't realized that it's been almost 5 months.  For the record, I wrote a LOT of posts in my head, but.... well.... life was more important than posting them (as it should be), so it didn't happen. 

But, I did want to drop in and say that, despite not really caring about New Years, or the whole "resolutions" thing, Jonesey has inspired me to try some anyway. So, here they are, mostly so y'all can feel free to ask me how it's going, and maybe that guilt will help me keep them for a bit longer.

1 ~ Read through the Bible in a year chronologically: I have read through the entire Bible ONCE so far in my life, but that took 2.5 years, so we'll see how this goes.  It would be really good for me if I could keep this up..... I gotta be honest, I skipped the first 3 chapters of Genesis, but the I've probably read those more than any other passage in the Bible. Other than that, I'm on track so far. 

2 ~ Regularly start my day early enough to have down time/quiet time BEFORE the kid(s) are up, rather than waiting until after they go to bed (and staying up until midnight or 1 am): Got up this morning by 6:30, the earliest I have been awake (without going back to sleep) since Thanksgiving.

3 ~ Be more organized and keep the house cleaner: I found a "52 weeks to an organized home" challenge, which I think will really help IF I buckle down and stick to it.  Isn't that always the way?  Maybe I'll even blog about how it's going every week.... we'll see. 

In other news, I made doughnuts in my new doughnut pan last night (given to me by my hubby, who knows how much I love them), and they're pretty good. I also used my new measuring cups when mixing them up :D.  I love Christmas presents. And, I think it's time I left to start getting all the stuff I need to do out of the way so I can start organizing.