Monday, January 02, 2012


my aversion to New Year's Resolutions, here are some things I would like to make happen this year:

Organize and upgrade the basement to the point that the kids will play in it.

Tidy and then maintain the landscaping immediately around the house. Add something edible somewhere.

Do at least one art and/or science project with the kids each week, without slacking on the basics.

Create an outline and do background research on the historical fantasy novel I've been wanting to write for years.

Read two books written before 1 A.D. Three books written between 1 A.D. and 1600 A.D. Four books written between 1600 A.D. and 1900 A.D. (Bible doesn't count; books read to kids don't count.)

Find a consistent time and plan for devotions separate from preparing Bible lessons for the kids.

Do enough legal work to keep my business profitable and find a direction and make a long-term plan for it.

Go for a walk three times a week; do a strength workout at least once a week; stretching/alignment exercies every day.

Maintain a monthly calendar so I can actually see what's coming before it hits me.

Serve vegetables or fruits for afternoon snack three days a week.

Lacto-ferment something once a month.


the Joneses said...

I love some of these (reading books, researching a novel, planting something edible) and am really, really glad it's you and not me resolving others (science projects come to mind). Here we go on 2012; it'll be interesting to see where we are at the end of it!

-- SJ

Wendy said...

What? That's all??? :P

That would seriously be enough for me for 5 years, maybe more!

Speaking of old books, have you read Plutarch's Lives? So fabulous! I like his Moralia, also.

Darren said...

For the 0-1600 books, I would recommend "The Practice of the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence. Another good one is "On the Incarnation" by St. Athanasius.

Queen of Carrots said...

I started "On the Incarnation" once, but I can't remember if I finished it. Maybe I should do it again. I recall enjoying what I read very much. The other is a good pick; I have not gotten to it yet.

Queen of Carrots said...

Oh, and I haven't read Plutarch's Lives yet, but our curriculum has it scheduled to do with the kids starting in fourth grade, so I am looking forward to reading it then.