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Saturday, December 31, 2005

What are your resolutions for the New Year?

So that we're all clear here, approximately 99% of all resolutions are out the door before the end of January, but I'm going to try really hard to make mine stick. After all, they're relatively simple.

I, Nicole Boedeker, resolve to:

1. Laugh more
2. Worry less
3. Trust God with everything instead of trying to fix it myself.
4. Read my Bible more and spend more time with God
5. Look to the future instead of dwell on the past
6. Do more stuff outside the home for me whether it's lunch with a friend or a movie by myself or take a drive in the hills around Austin on a warm day, windows open, music on - just me and God and nobody else(if you don't take care of yourself, how can you take care of those who depend on you, like a precious little 4 year old)
7. Lose 20 pounds (or more) through #8 and additional exercise.
8. Get out to dance again - I used to teach C&W dance and was really good at it and I loved it! In fact, I lost 40 pounds in the first year teaching it b/c it was so intense. Was down to a size 5/6. I won't see that size again, but a nice size 10 would't be so bad.
9. Do more things with Emily that are what she wants to do, not so much what I want us to do
10. Take a trip to somewhere, anywhere, that isn't writing, family reunion or work related
11. Take that full day at a spa that I talked about in the last post. I'd love to get an exfoliation scrub, wrap, facial, reflexology foot massage, head massage and an aromatherapy deep tissue massage. Of course that will be about 525.00-600.00 for all of that (tip included). SHAH! Don't have the money for that but it's nice to aspire to for this coming year.
12. Give over ALL my anger, hurt, loneliness and disappointment to God and let Him deal with it instead of giving it to Him in parts. He can take care of it better than I can.

I'm sure there will be more later, but for now, this is a good start. I would have put something in there about more steak, but that's kind of a given. I am a red meat lover, hear me roar! In fact, that's what I'm fixing for dinner tonight is center cut beef tenderloin fillets cooked to a medium perfection, wine and garlic sauteed mushrooms and my yummy mashed potatoes. Then for the adult drinks for my mom and I there will be Italian or mango margaritas at dinner and champagne at midnight. For Emily she will have tangerine/orange juice and ginger ale mixed together so she doesn't feel left out.

Other than that, I'll be at home doing the IM chat thing with some friends literally from around the world and across the US and Canada. A lot of us don't feel like going out this year - actually I haven't been out for New Year's Eve but once in the past 4 years or possibly even longer than that, maybe 5 or 6.

May your New Year's Eve celebration be safe and full of laughter and fun and may your 2006 be full of blessings and love.

Happy New Year, my friends.

BTW, what are your resolutions?


Jean-Luc Picard said...

See my Journal to find out.

Happy New Year, Nic.

Michael Manning said...

The Reflexology I had done years ago. Today it would probably make me laugh like Jennifer Grey in "Dirty Dancing" when Patrick Swayze shakes his head trying to teach her a dance staep where he lightly touches her and she giggles! But I must say Nic, that is THE BEST list I've ever seen. I like #12 especially. It would be interesting to hear what Emily likes to do and where she'd like to go. Aren't kids just fascinating? One of my best buddie's Mom calls me her "#2 son" and for Christmas they gave me Steve McQueen: The Essential Collection. These have all the great director cuts. You WILL be a size 5 again and 2006 WILL be YOUR year Nic! That's a fact!! lol my dear friend!!!

Duke_of_Earle said...

Happy New Year, Nic. May it be truly blessed in every way!


Ryan said...

Wait, isn't the Christian view of divorce not to get divorced? I'm not being a jerk, I wanna know what you think. Maybe you already wrote a post about it. Gotta do more reading...

No_Newz said...

That is a great start! Wishing you the best of the best in 06.
Happy New Year sweetheart!
Lois Lane

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Thanks for that HTML code, Nic; it worked perfectly.

cmhl said...

happy new year!!!!

AND, I just saw in your profile that you like karen marie moning & sherrilyn kenyon.. uh, were we separated at birth???

what about christine feehan, have you read the carpathian series (sp?)??

happy new year!!!

Susie said...

Great resolutions, Nic. My thoughts are similar. Generally speaking, I have resolved to be younger at this time next year, than I am now. A lot of the methods you plan to employ will be mine, too.
Happy New Year, friend.

AubreyJ said...

Happy New Year Nic... Hope you and yours had a great one this year...

Epiphany said...

I am with you 100% on the 20lb weight loss resolution! We can definitely fight that battle together.

no_average_girl said...

those are some great resolutions! wishing you and yours blue skies, green lights and a very blessed week.

Carol said...

Your goals for the year are very admirable. I hope you can manage the all-day spa visit sometime this year. Best of luck - I'll keep you in my prayers.