Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Resolutions for 2011.


Let Norah play outside
.
We had too much snow in the yard for Norah to play outside, actually. She had to crawl over the top of the snow piles, rather than walk on them because with every step, she'd sink up to her knees... so she hasn't even asked to go outside in weeks. I guess I should will try and take her to the Jump Zone this week. Now that I consider it, the girl probably really needs some exercise.

Read through the entire Bible.
I'm using this plan. But, I am very behind schedule. I am almost done with all the reading for the month of January, but that doesn't mean much since it's almost March! So, I am almost a full month behind. But... I am enjoying and benefiting from the reading I have done.

Hold Dwayne's hand
.
I'm taking this one off the list, officially. Holding hands is too impractical for us at this stage in our lives. If we were twelve, this might be something. I think I will have to find other, more effective ways to express my love to Dwayne on a regular basis. I have some ideas.

Pray
.
I am going to go back to listening to God. I prayed more when I wasn't the one doing all the talking, interestingly enough.

Read.
I read "To Kill a Mockingbird" in January. I read "The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" and another, shorter book about spiritual warfare called "Needless Casualties of War." My official book for March was going to be "Dumbing Us Down" by John Taylor Gatto. But, I've already finished that one, too! So, now I am moving on to Oliver Twist.

Eat fruit and vegetables
.
I started this as an experiment and it has already revolutionized the way I even think about food. I had only two bad-for-me items this month (french fries and cheese steak) and both of them ended up in the toilet... and I mean that they came from my mouth into the toilet. I think my body is beginning to reject food that isn't nutritious.

No late night eating.
I am doing really well with this, going to bed earlier helps.

Be consistent in the garden.
I am daydreaming about planting colorful pansies in my flower basket on the deck. My eyes are so color starved with this barren winter landscape, but I still have to wait a few weeks before I can even do that much "gardening."

Stop talking in bed.
Yeah, I'm not doing that well with this one. But, I am doing better than I did before I ever resolved to change.

Go to be early.
Also doing better than before. These days, I will often beat Dwayne to bed.

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