Saturday, December 31, 2011

Resolutions: How I did in 2011 and What I hope for in 2012

1. FINISH my dissertation; even it if kills me. This did not happen, I submitted Chapter 1 right before Christmas break. However, my proposal was approved, so that's a start....Will be moving this to 2012
2. Blog more regularly; shooting for at least once a week. OK, maybe once a month. Will try harder. How can I write a dissertation on blogging without being a good blogger myself. 
3. Eat healthier and get back in shape. Ate somewhat healthier...once again health concerns stopped me from getting back in shape. 
4. Spend more time with family and friends. I tried, I really tried. I hope I succeeded to some extent. 
5. Be the person Soxy thinks I am and live my life so I don't have any regrets. Again, I tried, I really tried...but she has such high expectations of me. 

What I hope to accomplish in 2012:

1. Get healthy...find the underlying cause of my medical problems and fix it! I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.

2. FINISH my dissertation; and it might kill me, but it will be done. 

3. Eat healthier and get back in shape. 

4. Spend more time taking care of the little things that need to be done. 

5. Focus more on family and friends...even if it is a phone call or email, I need to stay in touch with those I love and that love me. 

What are your resolutions / goals for the New Year? 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wonderful Christmastime!!!!

We had a wonderful Christmas this year! I hope everyone else had a nice time, as well.

We started Christmas Eve by heading to church for a wonderful service. Then, it was off to my cousin's house.

This picture was taken on Christmas Eve at my cousin's house where my Dad's family gets together every year to celebrate. It was a wonderful time, as always. It is great to see everyone and catch up and watch the kids grow up so quickly. It's also a great time to discuss plans for the family vacation (yes, we all go away together for 5 days). 

Christmas morning, I got up early to put the ham in the oven and make final preparation for my immediate family, and my aunt, to come over for Christmas breakfast. I pulled out my Mrs. Claus apron to make and serve breakfast!

After breakfast we exchanged presents and visited for a while. Soxy had to help open all of the presents.

Then it was time for my brother to head to his in-laws and for us to head down to visit D's family. It was a great time as always. The kids are getting so big and seemed to have a very good Christmas.

Then it was the drive back home to crawl in to bed and be thankful for another wonderful Christmas with family!

Friday, December 23, 2011

I Wish You a Merry Christmas!

I know I am a few days early, but Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be very busy around here...

- I must finish cleaning tomorrow as my family will be here Christmas morning for breakfast
- Tomorrow evening D and I will go to church
- After church my Dad's family all gets together at my cousin's house to visit
- Christmas morning my family will be here to exchange presents and have breakfast
- After my family heads out, we will pile in the car and drive down to D's family's house to celebrate Christmas with them...

Not much time to blog unless I attempt to do it from my phone over the next couple of days.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Go Visit Rude Cactus!!


If anyone is reading this, please go over to Rude Cactus and leave a comment. For today only, Chris is donating money to the Fisher House for each comment. Four of his readers have matched his donation and the total is $1.25 for each comment to such a worthy cause...helping those who serve our country!!