Monday, December 31, 2007

The Last Day of 2007

Have you ever wasted away almost an entire day? I have. Today as a matter of fact. Granted I have not been feeling well, I have a bit of a cold, enough to make me feel icky and want to sleep and really never warming up despite being covered in multiple layers of clothing, a nice new fuzzy soft robe (Christmas present from H) and the heat in the house cranked up. So, I guess I should cut myself a bit of a break. But, I really could have done something today. Anything. I will be making rolls in a bit for our New Years Soiree over at Karens. We are basically partying with anything left over from Christmas or in our storage. So roast beef sandwiches, salad, chex mix, juice, some chocolates and whatever else we can find. Last year we did fondue and it was really pricey. All those dipping things cost money. I have to work 8 hours tomorrow so I guess that is the real reason I don't want to do anything today. I am rewarding myself in advance for all my hard work tomorrow. Like that logic? I haven't even showered, and yes it is 2:50 p.m. But showering would mean removing all my warm layers and I have no desire to do that. There is no real reason for me to post this kind of laziness but since I have run out of books to read, shows to watch and naps to take, I was left with posting on my blog.

Let's make 2008 a more industrious, goal-setting and goal-reaching kinda year. I have my goals....Do you?

1. Do better at Weight Watchers this year than last. I lost 20 pounds last year. I wanted it to be WAY more. But my goal is to do better in 2008 than in 2007. Not a bad goal, this is something I can live with.

2. Graduate from school. This goal is so close to being done and really will take minimal effort. But since it is a huge accomplishment for me, I am adding to my goal list for the year. This goal also includes deciding on nursing school and/or changing jobs.

3. Put more time into practicing my religion. Practicing piano, reading my scriptures, praying more regularly (mornings mostly), and opening my mouth to share the gospel whether through service, testimony or example.

Wishing you and yours a prosperous, productive, and peaceful New Year! Happy 2008!

4 comments:

mom/Janet said...

Thanks for sharing your goals. I heard about setting goals this morning on the Today Show. They said to set realistic goals that are manageable and don't set us up for failure. Your goals are very managable and I've even followed suit on a couple of them. Sorry but you didn't inspire me to graduate from college. I did graduate from Rick's college but that's going to be it. I think I'll start up on my violin lessons again instead. Anyway, good luck with your goals. They are worthy ones and well worth your time.

acote2 said...

Sounds good! hope you had a fun New Years eve!! We had a nice get together!! :) Lots of yummy food. Isn't it funny that a social gathering is judged on how good the food was?! Love ya sis. Good luck with your goals. you'll do great!

Aunt Beth said...

Hey Jeanna,

Next time you run out of books to read, etc., get on a plane and fly to Syracuse. My love of books goes WAY back as all of my family can attest. I've practically populated the ward library with books I'm through with. Ditto the public library branches around here. I grew up reading books with a flashlight under the sheets as well as inbetween gas-pump duties at our family Mom & Pop. My dad had to remind me once to at least turn on the outside lights so people would know we were open for business.

I'll end my post there or this book business could go on all day.

As to 2008 resolutions, I'll be rooting for you! Mine haven't been established yet although beginning my search for a new job will have to be at the top of the list. Actually, that should be my only resolution until I find that job. Maybe the job will find me instead! I could only hope.

Totally unrelated, the finding referred to above reminds me of a time when I was walking into Borders (aka home away from home). A 3-4 yr old boy was walking out with his parents a few steps behind him. He turned to them and said "Don't lose me." I thought that was too cute.

Happy New Year's to one and all.

Aunt Beth

Brittany said...

i can relate to the whole lazing around thing. wyatt and i have spent this week sleeping in and accomplishing nothing. we're really doing our part to contribute to society... sometimes it just feels good to be lazy!

your goals sound great! best wishes for 2008! happy new year!