Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Back to the Grindstone

Yesterday was our first day back to "real life." It was a wonderful 2 weeks in Georgia, and no one was ready to start back to our normal routine. But, we made the best of it and surprisingly, everyone had a good day.

I'm not one to normally make resolutions for the new year. There's always something I could do more or less of, weight to lose, friends to stay in contact with, etc., etc., etc. But this year, I thought I would make some, just for myself. But I need somewhere to write them down so in a year I can look back and see how I did. I figured this was as good a place as any - and maybe knowing YOU know will help me keep them.

First off is to do better at keeping up with this blog. Now that our move isn't so "new" anymore, I'm not really sure what to write here. But, I know that it's how a lot of people keep up with us, so I'm going to do better about writing something more often. It may not always be profound, but if that's the case, you're almost guaranteed a laugh from something funny that has happened around here.

My second resolution is to give more gifts. Gifts are my love language. I love giving them and getting them. Gifts is not so much Britney's love language, so he doesn't always understand why I feel the need to give so many :) But, he's never told me I couldn't give a gift. So, this year, whenever I feel that little nudge to do something special for someone, I'm going to - before satan can take away the joy I get from doing it by reminding me we may not have the money for it or I don't have the time for it. I think it may help me truly live out part of what God has for me this year.

That's it so far. I'm also going to try keeping a journal for my kids to have one day about the things I'm praying for them. But, I'm not good at or used to writing down my prayers. So, that one's a maybe. I did go buy myself a cute little journal at Target yesterday, hoping that will motivate me some. Now, if I can just keep the piles on my desk low enough to actually find it...

Now, for something not so profound :) This was an actual conversation between Carter and one of his friends when we got to preschool this morning:
Quentin - "Hey, Carter! What did you get for Christmas?"
Carter (frantically searching through his backpack for something amazing to show Quentin - "Hey! I got a new scarf!"
Quentin - "Cool! I got a poop spreader!"

I laughed out loud and thought - where else in the world would you buy a poop spreader for your 3 year old for Christmas and it be perfectly normal and all of the other 3 year olds (and 30 year olds) would know exactly what it was? :)

***For those of you city-folk who may not know what a poop spreader is, it's a manure spreader used in farming to fertilize the fields.***


Deanna said...

Hahahahaaaaa. That's even better than when you used corn boiler in a sentence.

I like your resolutions. I'm still mulling mine over. Fortunately, I didn't resolve not to procrastinate.

I hate that we missed you (again), but am so glad the 3 of us are finally well! At least I can keep up with you through yahoo and your blog!

southernjoy said...

A poop spreader!?! LOLOLOL!

Elke said...

I knew what a poop spreader was = ))...isn't Quentin the one that was peeing outside with Carter, too? Those two sound like trouble together! ha!!