Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday Morning Thoughts


Christmas is finished although the tree is still up in our home. I ALWAYS get the tree out of the house first thing December 26th. A few years ago, the kids asked if I would care to leave it up for the week after Christmas. I reluctantly agreed to their request. (As a side note, I REFUSE to have the tree up on New Year's Day. Something about that is just all wrong in my way of thinking. So we put all the holiday decorations away on New Year's Eve morning. That way our living room gets a good old fashion cleaning and is all set for the new year). For some, this part of the holiday season can seem a bit blah or even sad. I understand that. I used to feel the same way. I now concentrate on all the things that lay ahead, and now I look forward to the upcoming year. I think that it helps that we spend the entire month of December celebrating the Christmas season. In just a few short days, I will be welcoming the return of routines and schedules to help keep us on tract. I am almost there, but not quite. I am also a bit tired of cooking. I LOVE all the holiday cooking and baking and eating. However, I have done enough of all of the above and it is time to focus on something else...like maybe cleaning and walking! So this Monday morning, I will be starting a tread mill program that is suppose to have major results. (We will see. I am not holding my breath over here)! My biggest challenge is being consistent. I do real well for a few days, and then something else always comes up and I drop the ball. I am hoping to conquer that issue in my life over the next few months. I found myself spontanously planning my spring garden yesterday. After I had thought about it for awhile, I realized that I was shocked to be looking forward to a new garden year. I was so tired of the garden last year that I didn't even know if I wanted to have a garden this year! I guess a few months of rest has changed my outlook a bit. Hope y'all enjoy the last bit of this year, and are looking forward to what is ahead!

grace and peace,
julie

3 comments:

Kristy Quinn said...

I'm the same way about having the Christmas tree down before New Years! I was going to take it down yesterday but was overuled by my husband who said I had to wait a few days due to a certaiin 3 yr. old saddened at its pending departure. lol Good luck with your treadmill routine! I'll pray that this year God will help you be more consistant. Then I will pray for me to be consistant with my exercise program too LOL :o)

Concetta said...

Hey Sunshine Girl,
You make me laugh! I used to be ready to take down the tree by the end of the night on Christmas - but, alas that family of mine squawked to much!! Then we started a new tradition a few years ago - New Year's Day ushered in with a Monk Marathon and holiday clean-up. Now, Teeg has worked the last 3 years on the first day of the year so guess what the tradition is now? Yeah - me doing it by myself missing him. Sigh...

TnFullQuiver said...

Kristy,
Thanks for the prayers!!! They are much needed in this area.

Concetta,
I never knew you liked Monk!! I don't watch Monk, but you are welcome to call me on New Year's Day. I know I am no Teeg, but hey, I'll do in a pinch!!!! On the bright side of things, if T.J. is at work then I won't have to tell him "night, night" while we are trying to have a phone conversation!!!! You know its all about me anyways so this works out well for me!!! Tell everybody we love them!!!!

grace and peace,
julie