"I've discovered that my own little postage stamp of native soil was worth writing about and that I would never live long enough to exhaust it."
- William Faulkner

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

transition time

2009 has begun. Like it or not. I bet Britney is glad to have 08 behind her.

Looking back, I did a lot in 2008. (I realize this is a little ego-centric, but hey, it is my blog.)

Shared some fave Delicious Dish recipes…attended Governor Barbour’s inauguration…escorted international journalists all over Mississippi…voted in a historic election…celebrated my one-year blogaversary…started wearing my hair curly (thanks, MK)…sponsored 3 dogs with CARA that got adopted…went to England…went to Japan (twice)…read each and every Harry Potter…saw one coach end a career as a Bulldog and another begin his…got my first David Yurman bracelet…saw Nadal defeat Federer after hours and hours of Wimbledon battle…was in Oxford for the first ever Presidential Debate to be held in Mississippi (which almost wasn’t)…lost a cell phone (twice in the same airport)...met an international music icon…listed my top 20 songs of all time…bought a house…saw LOVE...and I’m sure there are so many things I left off.

Now that we’re a few days deep in to the new year I’ve begun to think a bit about resolutions. I usually say I hate resolutions, but I end up making them anyway and being disappointed when I don’t/can’t/won’t follow through. But, as it is tradition, I’ll press on. It’s fun to think about anyway. Here’s what I’d like to accomplish in 2009:

Save more money. Now that we’re in a house with a real address, it’s time to act like a grown-up, and grown-ups save. I had a minor panic attack listening to Dave Ramsey on the radio the other day. Plus, Kell and I need a new car.

Learn to sew. I’ve always been sort of interested in sewing. My grandmother did, and she made clothes, quilts, curtains, you name it. And after seeing what it costs to make plain old curtain panels, I have even more desire.

Conquer at least one of my fears. I won’t list them here because a) there are too many and b) some are embarrassing. How ‘bout I just let you know when I do?

Find a church home. Kell and I have been doing some visiting around, but it’s kind of hard to strike out on your own. I’ll continue to pray about it, and hopefully we’ll find a church family we feel totally comfortable with.

Paint more. I had a good excuse not to paint when we lived in the apartment – absolutely no room. But now that we have some extra space, I can do more of what I love. I’m no Picasso, mind you, but I still get a sense of accomplishment when I complete one.

Ever noticed how so many of my posts end up being in list form? Huh. I just did.

(cute 09 pic from How About Orange? blog...check it out!)


The Stringers said...

good luck with your resolutions! reed and i are serious "dave" fans! he could tell us to only spend three dollars a week and think we would try to do it! but its a GREAT feeling not owing ANYONE ANYTHING!!! GOOD LUCK!

Tassie said...

I think your resolutions are great. Best of luck to you as you start 09!! Keep blogging!!!

mary-kathryn said...

i am so glad you wear your hair curly, and i want to learn to sew too... but not sure i am patient enough!

LT (and Max) said...

i love you msks, my friend.

Heather said...

all this is fine, my friend, but all i am asking is for house pics. please.

ps - saving money is for the birds. I get updated color-coded excell sheets tri-monthly.

Lindsey and Jeremy said...

Your blogs are always so entertaining...maybe you should publish a book. Anyways, love the pic of the new house. I need to come by & see it next time we are in town. Tell Kell I said hello!

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