Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A Couple of Questions XLIX

I think I've been using the wrong Roman Numerals for my 40's.... oops.

This is the ultimate week of transition for me. Going from the cozy days of indulgence and "putting off of reality" to the desire to organize and plan everything possible for the year 2007. We traditionally do a mini get-away over New Years' - just our family in the hotel we have points with in Lake Oswego. John and I aren't really into the idea of leaving the kids behind for some sort of "party event" on New Years and that's a good thing as both our kids seem to get very attached to Mommy and Daddy following vacation times together. So, I'm glad it's something that's been established for us because I now count on it to know that I have those hours pent up in the hotel room to review, reflect, update, and plan. My new Daytimer has already been purchased, but has yet to be filled in.... this will be the weekend to get it done, and in the process, hopefully secure my perspective that January and February do have some bright spots and I can endure. So, in that vein, here are the "un-original" questions......

1. What are your weekend/New Years plans?

2. What are a few things you'd like to change, re-establish, or get on the band-wagon for in the year 2007?

5 comments:

StephieAnne said...

1. Already answered that one....

2. For me, it's not New Year's Resolutions - it's just re-starting the things I've let slide as the year has come to a close. More consistent quiet times, excercise, getting the kids to be more self-accountable to the things they need to do..... nothing new or exciting......

Jodi said...

1. Hanging out with a few other families, pizza, games, hoping the kids get along and we can enjoy ourselves.

2. Regular exercise is the big one. Just haven't really got into the habit of it yet in our new life.

HollieHobbie said...

1. Big party at the Williams'. Lots of food and drinks and fun ending with breakfast at Midnight. Y'all are invited!
2. I'll be chatting more about this in my blog but my (our) word for 2007 is Organization. This is a big stretch for me (us) since we are so not organized. But my word for 2006 was priorities and I kept it in perspective when making plans etc.

JustMe said...

1. 12/31 is Isabel's bday - she'll be with her Papa most of the day. Seriously, the holidays for me are so depressing (T-G day alone every other year, xmas day alone every year...) I start to dread them in October. And yeah, no one else needs to feel sorry for me because I do it quite well myself! I comfort myself by dreaming of the day I find Mr. Right and we have those days to ourselves...

2. Getting outdoors more. On Xmas Day I read Max Lucado's "Cure for the Common Life" and when I looked back at my sweet spot moments as a child, they had to do with being outdoors - hiking, exploring, camping. I want my kids to have that too and have done a rotten job so far. I want to hit a few trails in 2007 and maybe dip my toe in the camping water by staying in a yurt!

Colie said...

1. Nothing. I think it's best because Caleb's been sick and we are tired but it always feels kind of sad. I'm not sure if it's because of people's expectations or my own.

2. I like to choose a word for the year and figure out what God is going to teach me. For 2007 it's Peace - we will see what that brings!

Of course I'd like to work out more but with my third trimester around the corner and then Tana coming - I'm not sure that's going to happen. Maybe for the second part of the year once we get adjusted:-).