Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Resolutions...No Thank You!


I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions.  Why should I when I am fairly certain I wouldn’t make it even one month with most of them.  The pressure is just too muchJ    I do hope for a better year though…..2010 has not been one of my best, especially health wise!  I want to make 2011 better though so instead of Resolutions I’m going to make PLANS.

I plan to….
*drink my tea and coffee from my china cups and juice in crystal glasses…
why just look at them sitting on the shelf?


*read some good books…I used to be an avid reader but haven’t taken the time lately
*wear my good pajamas and expensive perfumes whenever I take the notion…my grandmother died with a drawer full of brand new underwear she was saving for the hospital!

*go exploring…I like a little adventure now and then!


*”try” to get my mojo going and finish some scrapbooking projects I’ve been putting off for too long


*learn more about my camera and try some creative photography


*get back to work on our families’ genealogies…it’s been a favorite hobby for several years but I’ve been stuck at a brick wall for awhile


*spend more time with the Lord and less time doing things that don’t amount to much


*work on some home improvement projects that we’ve been putting on the back burner…they need to be done, so why keep waiting?




Well, that looks like enough to at least get me started!  I think I have my work cut out for meJ  Even if I get only some of these accomplished it should help 2011 be a good, if not great, year! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all….hope it’s your best yet!

17 comments:

Parsley said...

I agree...no resolutions for me BUT I found an alternative. My post will be on in the morning tomorrow. It's about picking 'one word' to guide your year ahead. Happy New Year!

Theresa said...

Resolutions just give too much pressure, I like the idea of plans:) Hope you can get some of your plans done! It feels good to do things that have been pushed to the back for a while! Have a blessed evening, and a Happy and Healthy New Year! HUGS!

yaya said...

I'm so happy that I've met you in the blogging world this year. Have a wonderful and healthy New Year and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished "plans" on your blog in 2011! (no pressure there!)

MOLLYE said...

Hey Cheri, Thanks for visiting and I'm happy you "found" me. I adore your post today. Your list made me happy just reading all the great things you are planning to keep busy with. What fun. Well even the projects will be fun! Thanks for your support and love in my grief. You do indeed understand and I feel your loss in my heart too. I think resolutions go "unresolved" because we try to make things happen on our own rather than view them as a prayer request. Just my thoughts. Peace, Mollye

Cindy said...

Cheryl..I will drink with you out of our best glasses...Let me know when it is fancy PJ day..I will join in..I don't wear perfume..I too am going to be doing more scrapbooking and I plan on tracing more of my birth family tree.
And I plan on making more time for God.Sad we have to fit Him in..I plan to work with Him this year.
I am so glad I found you my friend!! Hugs and squeezes..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Jojo said...

Sounds like some great resolutions...er, um, I mean...goals for the year! The follow through is never the problem for me. It's remembering what I said I would do that gets me every time!

Happy new year to you! BTW - did you get your prize?

Mary said...

Hello, my name is Mary and I have enjoyed my visit to your blog. Love the idea of "plans" instead of "resolutions"...I think I might take your lead and make a list of "plans" for myself. lol...Happy New Year ! !
Mary
www.visitswithmary.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

Beautiful plans, worthy of a woman of God. I, too, refuse to make resolutions. I choose one character trait I want to increase in my life. Last year was Contentment. This year will be discipline. I read books, dig through the Scriptures, and apply what I learn to my life. I'm thinking though, I may need to make some plans, too.

Stacy Crawford said...

I like the idea of plans instead of resolutions. I always say goals instead of resolutions, but I'm also a planner. I hope you have success on many of your plans. I'm an avid genealogist too. Let me know if I can help you any.

Marilyn said...

Great ideas! Perhaps I should do many of the same things. Best wishes to you and your family. ♥♫

Simply Debbie said...

HELLO CHERI,
I FOUND YOU THROUGH A COMMENT YOU LEFT ON MOLLYE'S BLOG. LET ME SAY I AM SO VERY SORRY ABOUT THE PASSING OF YOUR DAUGHTER. MY ONLY DAUGHTER HAS BEEN WALKING THE GOLDEN STREETS OF HEAVEN FOR 15 MONTHS. I PERSONALLY BELIEVE, THAT MY HUSBAND OF 37 YEARS, AND I WILL GO ON BUT OUR LIVES AND HEART WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. I STILL HAVE VERY BAD DAYS.
MY FAITH IS STRONG BUT HAS CERTAINLY BEEN TRIED.
I BECAME YOUR 108TH FOLLOWER. I ENJOY YOUR BLOG VERY MUCH AND YOU ARE QUITE FUNNY. MY ONLY SON IS MARRIED TO A SCHOOL TEACHER...MY MIL AND 2 SIL'S ARE TEACHERS...WELL MY PRECIOUS MIL IS 90 YEARS OLD BUT SHE SURE DIDN'T WANT TO RETIRE BUT MY FIL WANTED TO TRAVEL..., MY AUNT AND BOTH COUSINS ARE TEACHERS AND AFTER 21 1/2 YEARS AS A NURSE I WAS FORCED TO QUIT FOR MY HEALTH....I WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH HAPPIER AS A TEACHER.
I AM ALSO CHANGING MY BLOG BANNER ON NEW YEARS DAY.
I LOVE CHERRIES AND RED...IT MAKES ME SMILE AND MY KITCHEN IS IN RED AND BLACK BUT I LOVE...LOVE PINK.
ON MY RIGHT SIDE BANNER ARE SOME PROJECTS YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN.....DRESS UP 2011...YOU MAKE A DRESS A MONTH OUT OF PAPER OR MATERIAL...MINIATURE DRESS OF COURSE....THERE IS A PURSE PROJECT...YOU MAKE THE FIRST PURSE OUT OF PAPER....AND THE BLISSFULL ATC SWAP...MUCH FUN....IT IS ALOT LIKE SCRAPBOOKIN'
LOOK FORWARD TO GETTING TO KNOW YOU IN 2011
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

NitWit1 said...

I only made 4 but one is more of an universal wish for everyone.

I did sort of complete one I am continuing this year.

But truthfully it is really plans anyway. like DIet. You have to have a plan and work the plan

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Cheri,
That's a great list! You have a lot of great goals for this year. So glad I have gotten to know you too!
Happy New Year!
And we love that rattle ornament you got for Addison! So cute!
Cindy

Linda said...

I like all your plans, Cheri! I'm of a like mood...this year I plan to step out of my comfort zone more and learn new things. I signed up for a local photography class to set my plan into motion! Hope your New Year is GREAT! XO

dana said...

Happy New Year, Cheri!!!

I LOVE the plan approach!! I'm not so great with resolutions, either! While our 2010 had it's share of valleys, we had some peaks, too. I hope you have more peaks than valleys this year...especially with your health! I also hope you are able to achieve many of those plans of yours...they are great ones!

Dana

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I like your attitude! I might enjoy you in some of those ideas for 2011! Happy New Year!

Shellbelle said...

I love your plans for 2011! I need to get back to work on my family tree also, so I just may make it out that way this summer. By the way, where did you get that pic of my family? They are a bunch of monkeys at times, lol.

I'm wondering where you plan to do some exploring, there is so much to see.

My wish for you, sweet friend, is that all your plans come to fruition and that each day brings a smile to your face.

Hugs