Sunday, January 6, 2008

New to This

Okay, so now that it is 2008, I have decided to try this blog thing out. My DS, who is 21 and just got married does this all the time. Me I have trouble putting things on paper. I am trying this out though in a effort to get my feelings out and maybe meet some new people.

I am so glad the holidays are over. It seems like I have been on warp speed since before Halloween. Christmas was supposed to be laid back this year because of the wedding but once again it was not. I did manage to cut out a few things after listening to Pastor Scott on Sunday talk about missing out on the joy of Christmas. Sitting there I thought, "Why do I do this to myself?" Does anyone even care that I go to all the trouble? I went home and took the afternoon off. I even took a nap! It felt so great. I have never been one to go crazy shopping, I have the present thing well under control. For me the challenge is making all the special holiday foods that I think my family can't live without. In reality, they can live without them. I just need to realize that I am not a bad mother if everything is not up to my standards.

In contrast, the wedding was laid back. I guess that's the difference between a son and a daughter getting married. A son is so much simpler. Praise God for that!

Tomorrow I start my organization project for the new year! Hopefully it helps keep things less cluttered? How do people keep up with everything? I resolve to do a better job this year mainly to reduce my stress on a day to day basis, so I don't see things waiting to be done every where. Wish me luck!