January 29, 2011

Venturing Into Unknown Territory

My 2010 Goals {Revisited}

The year (2010) began as all the others, but ended quite differently. "Pulling up our stakes" as they call it, (howbeit they were not so firmly entrenched in the OC anymore), traversing the "Verdugo Trail," through perilous mountain peaks and across cattail strewn lakes, and venturing into this unknown territory
known as Christian Camp Ministries, my family started a new kind of life. Filled with God's blessings and provisions, this new land has become our strong city. Exciting indeed!

Early in that year, before any knowledge of our future adventure, or of the changes that were about to take place, I sat at my desk and wrote down my goals (aka New Year's Resolutions) for the year of 2010. Here they are, in no particular order, with my comments.

My Goals for 2010
• Bible time with my kids every morning. 
First on my list... I'm sorry to say I did not accomplish this goal. Should I even go on with the list?

• Exercise by taking walks several times a week.

Moved up to camp, so... I walk a lot more now.

• Eat Better: more water and vegetables, less sugar.
 I'm drinking more water at camp.

• Lose 10 lbs through diet and exercise.   

• Be a nicer wife through reading encouraging books and memorizing Bible verses.
Well, I've read many encouraging books, and memorized verses, but I don't know if I've become a nicer wife.  Ask my husband.

• Be a nicer mother by not getting upset with the kids.

Nope. {Don't ask the kids.}     

• Daily personal devotions.

I've definitely improved here. I have devotions many times a week.

• Plan and schedule Joshua's school.

Workin' on it.

• Acquire part-time job (20hrs/wk) $15-$20/hr.       
The Tough Guys
Got the hours, need the pay raise...

• Get newer car/insurance.                                       
Got the insurance, need the car...

• Renew driver's license.
I refuse to answer on the grounds that it may incriminate me.

• Pass CphT (Pharmacy Tech.) exam and get state license.
Nope. {big sigh}

• Continue to set aside money for A's college.
Done, and doing. Wow, we've come so far since this time last year. She's already finished 1st semester, now into 2nd semester.

• Work on Bible memory verses.
Memorized many and am adding more each week. I love hiding God's word in my heart!

• Continue writing articles/make money from writing projects.
Hmmm. Have not done this "officially."

• Make meal planning a priority.
Camp meals are planned, so... there's a breather for me. Still need to strike a balance.