Well there is less than an hour left of this first day of the new year. Part of the things I'd like to accomplish this year is daily blogging or as close to it as possible or at least journal. So I promised myself I'd post something however short it may be. Among other things I'd like to accomplish this year is some crocheting projects started and not finished and some still in the planning stages. I have a quilt that I started back in 1997, that a very dear friend helped me with. Such a scardy cat I was...OK still am. It's a lot of work and I don't want to ruin it. I'd like to start a new quilt after finishing that one. One that I have had the material for maybe as long or longer than the one I started.
I want to get more organized this year and stay that way. I need to practice what I preach to my dd's and my dil's. I was going to try to do the photo a day this year, but I'm guessing I wont start that this month? I want to get this OAMC going full strength. Dabbling in it is helpful but I will totally rock the benefits of getting it going all the way. Then there is that "Super Couponer" thing, I'm good at using coupons, but I just haven't figured the whole thing out yet...maybe this year after getting the OAMC up and going well. Working on my mother of grown-up kids/MIL status. It's so hard to keep my mouth shut when I see things I know I can help prevent from happening, if only they'd let me say or do something...I know, I know they have to live their own lives...it's just hard to let them go, but I am working at it.
I want to grow closer to to Christ and lean on Him and lay my burdens at His feet. Let Him have total control over my life. I pray daily for my children's (yep them grown-up ones again) salvation and that of their spouses. Knowing full well that I most likely be the one to lead them, but knowing I am planting as many seeds as I can and nurturing them as much as I can. The pruning in my own life is many times a challenge and painful, but I know it is nessary. One of the hardest things God has placed on my heart is forgiveness. I have been harboring some negitive things and I know this will be my biggest challenge this year, but I am determined to work on them.
My greatest joy of course is being Grandma/Memaw to 5 wonderful grandchildren. I was told today that we may be having another one. It's not confirmed yet and not sure if I should have said anything, but no one reads this anyway. So I'm not too worried. My gut and my heart tell me that there may be more announcements this coming year, so I may have more projects than I thought for the year!
Now there is 15 minutes left of this first day of the new year so I'd better post this now. Besides I believe I have rambled on long enough. Here's to bigger and better things for the year 2013, may we move onward and upward and may God be with us every step of the way.