Friday, December 31, 2010

Scrubbing The Bathtub With Resolutions on My Mind

Greetings workshop
         It's New Year's Eve and I am doing what I do every New Year's It's a tradition or superstition or whatever..that the house be spotless for the new year. My Mother did it and I am sure that her Mother did it too. It is said that if your house is in good order at the stroke of 12 that that is the way life will be for that year. Who knows maybe that was my Mom's way of getting me to clean up my room when I was little. Obviously if you are a mess likely that you will continue to be a mess, but even with a horrible cold I am standing by that old tradition and scrubbing and cleaning so that the house will be perfect. I am also thinking of what I want to accomplish this year.

As a Mom:    APPRECIATE EVERY MOMENT WITH MY KIDS  time goes by fast and my goal is for them to look back and feel they had a great childhood. It starts with a smile every time I see them.

Good ol' favorite:    LOSE WEIGHT-----I have tried weight watchers and they showed me some "bird seed" that they said was just as good as mash potatoes. They were wrong. you know what is as good as mash potatoes?......mash potatoes. So I am going to try to eat less and exercise more...there's the secret...why can't get it done though?

Another good one:........FINISH WHAT I START. I have great ideas, but rarely see them through. I feel pulled in all directions and stationary in none. I help everyone else in their goals but my own get swept under rug or placed the proverbial junk drawer. My Husband has seen my frustration and has offered to help me. We make a good team.

Last but perhaps the most important:.......SEEK A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD. In the past 6 years or so I have tried to continue my own quest to understand, accept and really to go out and practise what has been taught to me. I am not a Bible Thumper. There will be no thumping of Bibles here. I want to be more attentive to what I should be doing as a child of God. Am I successful? I try, and I know God see my failures and loves me anyway.

There it is. I'm off to clean and pray that the rest of the year will bring Comfort of Home, Good health, Safe travels and Love. I pray the same for all of you.  Blessings, Joanne


  1. I could relate to everything in this post. I feel the same way about cleaning the house on New Year's, but I didn't clean mine. Perhaps that will be my resolution for the year.

    God bless you in your walk with the Lord. I find that no matter how much I think I am trying to walk with Him, he is always walking with me. That is grace!

  2. i do the same clean the house on the first day i like starting off the new year with a clean house but bear in mind i live with 5 men so it never stays that way. oh as for weight watchers give it another try i've been on it for a year and i've lost 40lbs and i stil eat mash potatoes.


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