I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be,
but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see.
— Douglas Pagels

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas has come and gone...what's next?

Well, I survived on no sleep and managed to have a good day. It was so dang hot outside...I ended up changing into a t-shirt and jeans before it was over with. Didn't feel like Christmas at all. And now this weekend, it's supposed to freeze again. Welcome to the Gulf Coast.

I had a very busy day in Grand Bay and Pascagoula. Went to four houses and didn't have a minute to spare. The gifts that I received were thoughtful and very useful...a lamp, two drinking mugs, thick house slippers, a pretty blanket, a couple of canvases, a cool bulletin board/photo holder hand made by my sister, a knitted handbag from my friend in Iowa...yay. I love handmade and practical stuff. I also received a little bit of money from family and friends and I thank you all very much. It was badly needed and will be used for food and gas.

I planned to spend some time at Penelope House's drop off location today to donate some stuff and see what I could do to help, but I was too late again. Sometime soon, I will schedule a time to do some volunteer work. I was in no condition to work yesterday, running on no sleep and with such a crazy schedule, but it will happen soon. I will make sure of it.

So I can't believe we've come to the end of 2008. This is the week that I analyze my resolutions for the year and decide whether or not I'm a failure at life. Then I come up with more resolutions to lethargically strive for in the following year. I'm wondering if I should revamp this annual tradition in some way. It's always the same thing...revisit the 8 resolutions I made, tell whether or not I achieved them, and make 8 more, some of which are the same as the year before. I think I want to do something different this time...suggestions?

I'll always make goals and resolutions, because it gives me something to strive for with a deadline of one year. I think it's a healthy thing to do. Finding the motivation to get out of bed and function with a purpose in mind is always good.

Well friends, I hope you all had a good Christmas. So what's next for everyone?

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