I know I am a few days late posting this, but I have finally decided on my resolutions for 2012. In no particular order, here they are...

1. Paint and decorate our spare bathroom.
It's true. We've lived in our home since November 6, 2010, and we still have a bathroom with primer on the walls. This has to be fixed...this year!!

2. Declutter our home, including clothes closets, drawers and our basement.
I'll be making a very generous donation to Goodwill, I am sure.

3. Work on sewing.
I've not gotten really good at using my sewing machine yet, so I need to practice more. Now that I am staying at home, I hope to have a little more time to do just that. I'd also like to work more on my smocking, especially on the dress and bonnet I've already started for Wattsie.

4. Cook more often with new recipes.
I usually revert back to my favorite cookbook (The Pioneer Woman Cooks) for every meal planning session. And while I'll always be loyal to PW, I think I need to branch out and use more of the cookbooks I own. I'd especially like to branch out and explore "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" more than I have. I cooked Boeuf Bourguignon last New Year's Day, and loved every minute of it-- from preparation to the finished meal. It was delicious, so I know Julia has more amazing recipes up her sleeve.

5. Work on my photography more.
This is a simple resolution, yet one that's always on my list. With Wattsie, it will be nice to always have a subject around to photograph.

6. Finish the fall women's Bible study from The Village Church.
I started Jennifer Wilkins' online Bible study earlier in fall '11, but never finished it. It's really great so far, so I want to finish it up this year.

7. And finally, I hope to be FAITHFUL.
I want to be faithful to the Lord, to my husband, to my daughter and to my church. I pray that the Lord will give me specific opportunities this year to to serve my family. I pray that He will grant me courage to do what's right and courage to manage my household in a way that honors Him. I pray that He will help me serve His church with love and enthusiasm. This is a huge task, I know, but one that is of utmost importance.

I look forward to 2012 with great anticipation. It promises to be a great year!

1 comment:

  1. I want to declutter and streamline our lives a good deal this year too. It's a hard task sometimes. Love your resolutions!!!