New Year’s Eve & Day!!!

January 1, 2008 at 3:26 pm 1 comment

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New Year’s Eve:  A family day to just be spontaneous.  Fam time, restaurant time, shopping time, sports time, friend time.

AND TODAY–NEW YEAR’s DAY, still in my PJs midafternoon, cleaning out my calendar, getting ready for a new month, making new lists, cleaning out “stuff”, getting ready for new schedules.  Ah! 

The glorious organization of motherhood that helps hold it all together.  The glue.  The calendar. 

If I only look at the little jewel of a tool once a quarter, I’m still in much better mental shape for the journey.  (I usually cram if full of paper I don’t want to lose the rest of the time…like my jury duty papers.  Can’t forget THOSE dates and numbers, not that I don’t want to visit the local jail or anything adverturous like that.)

Time to MOVE STUFF OUT OF THE WAY!  Make room for new!  Glorious, green, beautiful LIFE! 

Great news, bloggites.  I found some holders for my memory verses.  Those cafeteria plastic lunch room schedule-pass holders from college (which is why one should keep useless nostalgic junk)…little vinyl plastic bi-folds with see-through interiors.  Yes! 

I’ll also pick up my 90 Days Bible Reading soon.  Right after I get “ordered”. 

On the cards…I actually prefer index cards –they go in my purse better and I can fit more on them.  Little photo albums work great.

Want some new goals for reading?  BooMama listed a blog group just starting Read the Bible in 90 Days, with Lori, and also, another group for “Bible in a Year” with Kate if you want to check those out.   I don’t know or read either of these girls, but they come highly recommended, so I’m sure it will be awesome.  I may have to check them out myself.

Well, I’d better get dressed. It’s 2:27, and as BooMama so eloguently said to getting dressed in the afternoon, “because I’m all about goals, people”.

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  • 1. touchofglory  |  January 1, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Thanks for the link to Kate’s site – Engage the Journey. I’ve e-mailed her my profile so I can get involved in her journey. The other 90 day reading site was already closed. I need a year anyway 🙂

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