Monday, December 31, 2012

resolutions recap

Here were my resolutions from last year.  Let's see how I did......

1. Read the Entire Bible!!
**Eeek, this is the one I never can do.  I'm not going to lie.  I suck at reading the Bible.  Actually I suck at reading in general.  It's just not my thing.  I can't sit still long enough to get into a book therefore it's really hard for me to read my Bible consistently.  I really need to do better this year.  

2.  Run a 5K
**I didn't actually run a 5K this year, but I did complete the Couch to 5K program this year.  And I'm all signed up for the Color Run in April.  So I think that counts!!

3.  Project Life (or atleast my own version of it)
**I'm not totally finished with this yet.  I have all my pictures printed and in the book through November.  I need to go back and journal Sept-Nov and complete all of December.  It might not be done now for the end of the year but I WILL finish it!!  However, I won't be doing the paper version of Project Life next year.  I'm thinking about giving the digital version a try. 

4.  Organize
**I definitely did lots of organizing this year. I cleaned out just about every drawer and closet in our house and had a "virtual garage sale" making about $400!! Although, I'm kind of ready to go through the house again and simplify even more.  We just have so much stuff. 

5.  Wake up before Pearson
**I did really go with this one this year.  It helps that Pearson doesn't wake up until 7:30 or 8, so getting up before him doesn't really have to be that early.  I usually wake up around 6:30 to fix Matt's lunch then I stay up and get things done or get ready before Pearson wakes up

6.  Set 30 minutes a day aside to read (atleast 5 days a week)
**Matt and I actually did really good with this one in January, but then we totally fell of the wagon.  I knew this one would be hard for me since I don't even really like reading.  

7.  Read a book a day to Pearson
**This was definitely the easiest of all of my resolutions.  Pearson LOVES books so we love to read together.  At the beginning of the year I definitely had a harder time getting him to pay attention but now he loves reading books with me and even by himself.  We love going to the library and picking out books together!!

8.  Get back into couponing
**I did get back into coupon at CVS at the end of this year but getting back into grocery shopping couponing just didn't happen.  I started shopping more at Aldi (which doesn't take coupons) and now that Kroger doesn't triple and double coupons it's just a lot of work for such a little amount off.  Couponing with a toddler around just isn't all that easy!!

9.  Utilize Pinterest
**I definitely utilized Pinterest alot this year. Lots of new recipes, crafts, and ideas were completed. I even made a little blog series "Pinned There, Done That" for all of my fun Pinterest finds.  

10.  Be a better wife, mother, daughter, & friend. 
**I guess I can't really be the judge of this one.  You'd have to ask my husband, my son, my parents, and my friends what they think.  But if I were the judge, I think I could have been a better job.  Like I said last year when I wrote this resolution, I can be so selfish sometimes.  I really need to work on putting others before myself.  

So........overall, I didn't do so well on my resolutions.  Maybe this will be my last year to make them.  We'll see.  I'll decide tomorrow!!


Unknown said...

I'd say you've been a great friend this year! Seriously, I live being able to ask you all of my mommy questions!