Sunday, December 27, 2009

My Arms are Sore, But I'm Typing Anyway

S bought me my birthday present early! He used all the gift cards he got for Christmas and bought me a Wii. (There was still some out-of-pocket but they helped!) Oh I have wanted one! We just have Wii Sports (not Wii Fit) but obviously that is enough for me as my arms are sore from boxing and the fitness test told me I am as fit as a 59 year old.

Hello 2010--the year of fitness.

We did pretty well on Christmas spending. I made a lot of gifts (yes, Brenda. WE KNOW.) and that helped with the expenses some. Still, Christmas just costs money. We made it without charging anything so I am proud of that. BUT, we really, really have to be good stewards of our money this year. As a wife who does not have a salary.....I will have to work hard to do what I can to use the money S makes wisely. There are lots of ways to do that but the most important thing is keeping up with the checkbook.

Hello 2010--the year of financial responsibility.

We have set a goal for our family to read through the Bible this year. I'm good at making that goal, by the way. My plan is for Sweetheart to read through her Day By Day Kid's Bible while Little Bit listens each day. S and I will read the real Bible using the One Year Bible plan. BOY is this going to take discipline!!!! But I am convinced there is nothing more important than God's Word for our family. We need it. We need it to get into our children.

Hello 2010--the year of Bible reading. And discipline.

I'm not about making resolutions. I do understand the word---resolve. As in, I resolve to....
I understand that. It makes sense. But I prefer to talk about New Year's goals. These are just a few of ours.

I also want to keep up with the housework, declutter more, make lots of progress in school, start our own company, eat healthier, etc. etc. etc.

However, this much I know: "In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps." Proverbs 16:9


  1. I have been checking in to hear how the girls liked those beds.I bet the four season pillows where a big hit to.My goals are nearly the same as yours with the exception of srarting a company.We my husband and I owned our own steak house ones.We sold it so I could stay home with our kids.I know as creative as you are there are all kinds of things you could do from home .I can't wait to hear more.

  2. I read through the Bible this year and it was the greatest blessing of my life. Just do it. Do not let anything get in your way! You will be amazed at all God teaches you.


  3. Lucy, they really liked them! They were very surprised. They have them all lined up in the play room and enjoy tucking them in at night. Especially Little Bit. And they agreed to get rid of the other baby beds/doll beds we have hanging around. Whew!

  4. I got a Wii for Christmas, the Wii sports and the Wii fit. I LOVE it! You'll love yours too.

  5. I'm reading throught the bible wth some other bloggy friends over the next 90 days...but I might do the bible in a year after that...great goal! And I'm all about health...its time for Fitness Friday again...I miss it!

  6. Great goal! Totally do-able. I'm planning to post soon about New Year's goals too. It's just that time. Have a blessed week!


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