Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Where Did it Go?

It has been almost 2 weeks since I have posted. I just don't know where time goes.
My Mom used to tell me the older you get, the faster time flies.
I've always heard  "Time flies when you're having fun"
Well...I must be really old and having a ton of fun.
Guess the having fun part is a good thing, but the getting old part...not so good.

I've been reading all over blogland about choosing a word for the year. I see lists of resolutions, and lists of things to do in the new year.
I just haven't been able to get my mind around any particular word. and I haven't made resolutions for a long time.
I always have a list of things to do. I make a list every night for the next day, but nothing world stopping, just my normal chores, and a few things I hope to accomplish. I love checking things off a list.

I did think of a few things today and wrote them down so I can check them off as the year flies by.
On the top of my list this year will be to be in God's Word more. So # 1-3 have to do with that.

1.  Continue to read my Bible in a year (I started in April last year, so I have a ways to go)
    2.   Do my daily devotions from a book called Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.( My friend Gail recommened this.)
3.  Keep a daily prayer journal.  I haven't done this for several years and I think it will help me to remember to pray for those who I promise to pray for.  I also like looking back at the end of the year and seeing all the answered prayers.

I am an early riser, so those three  I do first thing in the morning with my morning coffee when all is quiet.

4. Then there is the usual of spending more time with Mr. SS. and with the grandkids, of course.
5.  Learn something new. I want to learn to machine quilt. Oh, I can stitch in the ditch and outline quilt, but I think I want to take a class.  I am still hand quilting a quilt I started last January. If all my grands are going to get a quilt before I die, I've got to do something different.
6.  Even though I no longer have a large house to decorate, I still love the process and hope to make a few changes to my RV small cottage.
7. Get serious about my Etsy store. I finally got it opened and put in a few things (even had 1 sale), but I really need to put in the effort to make it work.
8. This is just a pipe dream right now, but thought I would add it to my list. Some of my friends have said I could write a book about our experiences during the 6 years we lived in the mountains when our boys were young. I'm not a writer, but I would like to get some of that written down while I still have a memory.

I think I will stop here. I don't want to get overwhelmed. I have never been a goal oriented type person, and these are by no means resolutions. Just wanted to write some things down. At my age, if I don't write it down, I may forget it by tomorrow.

I never got this posted after our family Christmas Eve party, so am just going to leave you with this picture of all my grandkids. They are a precious bunch and I love them so much and each one blesses me in their own way 
Emmy, Drew, Madi
Lexi, Camy, Koby, Jack, Kyle, Cade

God is Good!!
Life is Good!! 


Diane Mars said...

What a cute group of Grand-peeps you are Blessed. Good luck with your Etsy Shop! Hugs, Diane

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Wow...Beverly ...look at all of your wonderful grandchildren! I love all of your thoughts in this many of them are mine too! Happy New Year!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

You do know that Diane Mars ( in the above post is my sister...right?)

Nancy B said...

What a great post today! Your g-kids are beautiful! Two of the girls look like twins. Are they? At least they appear to be the same size. Hope you have a wonderful year and accomplish all you hope to.

Suzanne said...

I missed your posts over the holidays but see why you were absent. That's a great photo of a wonderful group of kids you and Mr SS are responsible for. What a great idea to write your memories of life in the mountains. I'm sure your kids would enjoy having that in years to come. There are so many questions I have about my family and wish someone had written a "book" about some basic family stuff. Good luck with your list. I wish you lots of love and good health in 2012. Happy New Year!!

Lady Jane said...

What a wonderful pic of the grands. The girls look so nice in their dresses. Doesnt it do your heart good to be able to stitch up something so fine for them. You actually gave me a couple of ideas for things I should be focusing on in this new year, lol... Now whether or not I can follow thru... Wishing you a marvelous 2012 with all the best life has to offer to come your way. Cheers. LJ

My Vintage Studio said...

Your photos of your grandchildren are beautiful! Those images will provide so many wonderful memories for them.

Your home was decorated so cute this year.

Wishing you allthe best for 2012 dear friend!

XO Sharon

Carolyn said...

Hi Beverly! BEAUTIFUL grandchildren!! :) happy New Year!

Carolyn said...

Hi Beverly! BEAUTIFUL grandchildren!! :) happy New Year!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my mercy...your grands are beautiful!!!! Did you make the girls dresses? Love them!

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunt Beverly!

I'm glad you finally updated your blog. Every time I went to check on it, I saw that chocolate and then I wanted some.

I saw a funny quote today. It said, "Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate."

I hope you get this message. I've commented on here once before about a year ago, but I don't know if you ever got that.

I love you and miss you!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Beverly,
Just catching up with you today and wanting to wish you and your dear family a very blessed and happy new year....
I didn't make any resolution's or choose a word either. I just want everyone to stay healthy.
We are just getting over colds here and Dad is doing much better again. I plan on starting a quilt soon, just as soon as I get my table back LOL, right now it has new lighting on it to be installed. Gary gifted me a new light for the entry and one for over the dinning room table for Christmas.
Have a sweet day and big hugs, Elizabeth