Tuesday, January 4, 2011


It's that time of year when I think about a resolution. In the past I've had many resolutions...such as loose weight, take my vitamins, be healthy, relax more, don't swear, don't yell....etc.

This year I felt like time is going so quickly and I have so little time each day. I'm not getting my chores done, I'm not as organized as I'd like to be, I'm not as nice as I'd like to be, I'm not as fit as I'd like to be...etc. I keep thinking that I can only do so much. What is it that matters most? I know that my kids don't care if my house is a mess...of course I do. But, I only have so much time in a day. I feel like the time to spend playing or snuggling my kids is fleeting. Soon the kids will all be in school and busy with sports and activities and the days of being home will be gone. Okay, I have tears about ready to spill over onto the keyboard. Ugh.

So, my resolution for this year is to do less. Less cleaning, less business, less time on the computer. And, do more with the kids. By more I mean I want to just sit with them on my lap, or lay on my bed with them, or read books in the middle of the day, or sing songs and dance around. I want to take the time to get down on the floor with them and enjoy them. I know this will bring me more joy...and my kids too. As for my undone chores...oh, well. I'll do them when the kids go to school in a few years.


  1. Well done dearest DIL.
    Excellent resolution. These days ARE fleeting. And precious beyond rubies and clean counters. Hugs around.

  2. Best resoultion EVER! I know it's hard for you to let things go (I struggled with that when my kids were small) but you will NEVER regret exchanging a dirty floor for time with your precious babies!

  3. My children are raised and still I believe there are more important things to do than clean the house (and for those of you that know me it will help explain why my house is sometimes a mess). However I do like to stuff organized, I just don’t get it done. So my New Year’s resolution is to spend more time outside hiking and climbing, to spend more time with the Grandkids and my family and to hire someone else to clean my house. :-)



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