As we deal with yet more snow today, I thought I would take a moment and wish everyone a happy new year. I am looking forward to what the coming year will bring. I don't really believe in New Year's resolutions (if something is important enough to change, do it now, don't wait for Jan. 1) but I do have several goals that I am currently working towards and will use the new year to rededicate myself to their attainment. I have come to realize in the past seven or so years that it is important to have goals in our lives - even tiny ones. I used to rebel against the idea of goals - kind of a rebellion against the Franklin Covey system that so many of my mission companions bought into - but have come to realize that goals are important (I still refuse to use a Franklin planner though). I think all of us have goals even if we don't have them written down or even if we haven't shared them with anyone. I have learned that we are much more apt to attain our goals if we do vocalize them. For example, one of the goals I have been working on for the past few months and have given myself until June to attain is to get rid of my pesky double chin. Another, more serious goal, is to spend more quality time with my children.
On another note, I made bread for the first time last night. And no, I didn't use Rhodes frozen bread, I made it from scratch, yeast and all. Although it didn't look as good or taste quite as good as Mom's bread, the boys scarfed it down. As easy as it was, I think I am going to do it more often. It sure tastes a lot better than store bought bread.
Michelle is out visiting a friend of ours (we have adopted her as our third grandma) who had bypass surgery on Wednesday so I am going to go get dinner ready.
Happy New Year,