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Thursday, January 6, 2011

I resolve to get going on my resolutions...

I've been pretty slow at this whole blogging thing as of late.

Really slow.

I have received a couple of "blogging awards" that I have yet to do anything with - but I intend to claim them, unlike the ones in the past that I have left out there in cyberworld.  So soon, hopefully.

New Years came and went, and now we are at the 6th of June...and I have yet to put any resolutions into "go mode."

I realized that an application for my twins to go to kindergarten will come out next month, so I had a bit of a panic attack as to all the things I MUST get accomplished before school starts (which is in 8 months mind you) and though I know my kids will do great, they seriously have to get the whole wiping of their own bottom thing down.  Seriously.

Lily turned 3.  She got Dora panties for Christmas.  Have I started potty training?  No.  Lay off.  If you want to do it, be my guest...I'm kinda busy.

My precious tiny little baby is now a toddler who throws tantrums.  He throws himself backwards and arches his back.  Why precious baby, why? So, I guide him with my leg as he throws himself backwards so that he lands on the carpet instead of the tile...and so it begins.

Our water heaters froze and Luke puked all at once.  It was wonderful.  When you have no water, and your son pukes all over you - those are the moments you just have to recite over and over, "Children are a blessing from the Lord...Children are a blessing from the Lord..."  The water heaters were fixed and Luke stopped puking.  So that's good.  Healthy kids and water are good things...oh, and renting and being able to call the landlord and not having to pay the plumber exorbitant amounts of money out of your own pocket...that's a good thing too.

I decided I have to lose weight.  Which I have decided before on multiple occasions, and was doing ok before Christmas...but oh Christmas, and New Years and those darn mini egg rolls.  So, I'm starting again.  With really no motivation, but I have to do it.  So here's to yummy healthy food that has no sugar in it (sigh)!

My kids have been driving me nuts lately, and I have been losing perspective which is never a good thing, but now with all four children throwing fits at some point or another, I find myself losing patience by the ton.  I wish I could remember how badly, how desperately I wanted to have children when I'm so frustrated...but unfortunately that mental reminder doesn't kick in, until I have proven myself to be Momzilla.

So, my resolution this year is to show kindness, love, well, Jesus to people I encounter...starting with my family.

I want to be the person who helps the woman using the wheelchair at the store to reach her stuff.

I want to be the mom who is able to respond out of love and gentleness and not frustration and anger all the time.

I want to be the wife who makes a concentrated effort, regardless of how I feel, to do the things that mean the most to my husband (like a cooked dinner and a clean house)

I want to be the friend who is able to carve time out to have a meaningful conversation and actually makes an effort to support my friends.

I want to be the Christian that people who aren't will look at and be compelled to at least listen to my case for Christ.

I want to be grateful for the blessings that God has blessed me with - even in my frustration and lack of perspective.

What are your resolutions this year?  How are you doing so far???  Or have you started?

5 comments:

Angela Gifford

Melissa, You've done such a great job on your blog. Just wanted you to know. :)I'm having that weight issue too. I've been trying to lose weight. So far, I've gained 6 pounds. Ugh!

Have I ever connected you with my friend "The Queen of Brusslesprouts"? She is one of my infertile friends that we prayed over and now has four kids, including a set of twins. She wrote several posts on Those With Young about being a "Quiet Mom" http://www.thosewithyoung.com/search/label/By%20Kendra

....and she blogs at http://queenofbrusselsprouts.blogspot.com/ which may be helpful to you in that healthy eating department....oh I want to cook like her!

Samantha

here is another blog award for you!

http://havesippywilltravel.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

thanks!
~samantha

Martha A.

I don't make resolutions....but I make goals for the year to try to accomplish! They are kind of fun!!!
Here is the link to mine....
http://raisingboyz.blogspot.com/
Anyhow....I actually had a big family dinner over here on Thursday. It was nice.....I had homemade pizza and a salad bar. I am planning on having my one ethnic food this week....

Debbie

Why is it kids are so great at driving us nuts and so bad at all the things we want them to be good at?

amber01sw

I found you on a blog hop and I am ur newest follower in everything. If you get the chance check out my blog
http://dragonflysweetnest.blogspot.com/
thanks, Amber

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