Wednesday, January 13, 2010

How is your New Year?

First order of the day: Many, many thanks to the friends who have recently started reading my lowly little blog!!! Knowing that your reading and receiving your comments really brightens my day. Especially, Merry and B. for reading all my back post and Em for your sweet and much appreciated comment. You all are amazing. Please feel free to let me know if there is any aspect of our crazy truckin' life you are curious about. Or anything else. And feel free to call me out if my ramblings bore you to tears. This post may have just that effect seeing how I just feel like verbalizing my random musings!

Anyhoo, I didn't make any resolutions this year. I figure that the most important resolution in my life is Act of Contrition I make before leaving confession as I "go and sin no more"! Or try my best not to. Did anyone make any resolutions? Anything that wasn't to terribly personal that you'd like to share?

Recently, I have been thinking about all the blessings of this past year and making mental list to remind myself how amazing God is and how even the difficulties are a gift. There are so many things!

When the Blessed Mother appeared to the girls in Garabandal she made a point of expressing that God cares about everything in the girls and villagers lives- even their cows! It seems very child-like, but even adults need to remember how important the little things are.

The headlines today are all about the horrible earthquake that happened in Haiti last night. So many have so little to begin with and then even that little is taken away in the blink of an eye. Please God, bless, protect and strengthen those who are suffering so much!

Who would I be in such circumstances? To those whom much is given much is expected! It is good to ask ourselves often, "Am I doing enough of what is truly important?" I would love to be able to go and do mission work. We will see what God has in store. For now we all must pray, pray, PRAY!

NEWS FLASH! I just decided on my resolution for 2010. I've done this before, but my ramblings have made me realize that this year will be a good year to declutter my life a little more. Not just of physical and material goods (Which I have way too many of!), but as many impediments to my spiritual life as possible.

"So let it be written. So let it be done." -Pharaoh in The Ten Commandments (1956)

On the complete flip side, I was also thinking about some of the fun pop culture stuff that I enjoyed this past year. My favorite CD of the year was the newest Michael Buble cd Crazy Love with the song Haven't Met You Yet. I also loved the movies Confessions of a Shopaholic and Julie Julia. What were some of yours?

Here are a few fun pics from our New Year's Eve Party. Everyone who was anyone was at our house to ring in the New Year and it was a blast!

Cousin Merry looking very His Girl Friday! Love it! She pulls off the 1920's newspaper woman look better than anyone else I know.

Her boyfriend (And my Brother-In-Law! How fun is that???), enjoying the elegant buffet we supplied. :)

Back Massage Train! Toot! Toot! Woot! Woot! I feel sorry for my youngest cousin at the bottom of the pile. You can't see her face, but I'm sure it has a pained expression.
I can't believe were almost half-way through January!?! Let's make it amazing!


Merry said...

Just to let you know you are now officially part of my daily read--that is, if you've posted. I looked yesterday but there was nothing.
You should totally do another fashion piece and some more of the home makeovers. I really enjoyed those pieces.

Anonymous said...

Thank Merry My Love! Will do. Very excited that you are reading. It encourages me to post more often. I will work on taking some more pictures when I'm home next for home makeover/fashion pieces. Love you lots!!!

b said...

I love reading your posts, even though I do it out of order.

My New Year resolution is to give up on gossip! That means no more gossip mags, like US or People and no more gossip politics. It's tough when your favorite thing is to grab your coffee and read a pop culture blog.

Of course I also am resolving to run the flying pig marathon. I'm blogging about it too! You can follow my link!

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