The best laid plans…

Can you finish that quote? I had to look it up.

So, yes, the “best laid schemes. . . go often askew” and New Year’s resolutions have to be at the top of the “best laid schemes” list. Can I get an amen? I read my post from last year discussing my goals for 2009. My goals were to

  1. get in shape
  2. get closer to God
  3. get organized

How did your humble correspondent do in achieving these goals in 2009?

  1. Hahahahahaha! I did start running again sporadically in the spring. I ran some more in the late summer. That’s about it for getting in shape. Oh, wait! How can I forget Jillian Michaels and Wii Fit? My lack of willpower overcame their desire to bust my butt.
  2. Boohoohoo. I have, for years, read through the Bible in a year. Two years ago I decided to do the Bible-in-3-years plan. 2009 was year 2 of the plan. And I didn’t do very well after the move. Not that just reading the Bible will get me closer to God. My Bible study, prayer time and everything else that could get me closer to God suffered.
  3. Hmmm… You kind of have to be organized to move. Then and maybe during the holidays were the only two times I felt organized out of the 365 days that comprised 2009.

So, yes, the best laid plans…

And what am I about to do? Lay more plans. Exactly. Let’s see how depressed I can make myself in 365 more days.

This year I plan to

  1. Sew more. I have a dress form. I have a bazillion patterns I just bought for .99 each at JoAnn. I have a daughter who wants to learn how.
  2. Read more. I have two blog friends to spur me on: Ronnica and Lula read like their lives depend on it. And I’m sure if you asked them they would say it does.
  3. Get closer to God. You (I’m including myself here, but also telling you) will not be happy, content, peaceful, sure about your purpose in life, and generally in a good mood without being close to God. That’s just it.
  4. Go to Europe. Who doesn’t want to do that? I’m going to actually PLAN it though.

Nothing earth shattering. But it’s a good start.

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