Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and happy Monday everyone!  I am sorry that I have not posted since Christmas Eve, but I have been busy with my family - visiting, playing games, watching movies, building legos, shooting hoops with the boys (if you call playing HORSE shooting hoops), etc.  I am now ready to start blogging again and getting back into the swing of things.

Of course, with a new year, that means swinging some new things for a lot of us.  I am no different!  First up on my short, but well thought out list of new things in giving my fitness a jump start by joining in Chasing Davies fitness challenge by running 100 miles during the month of January.  What!?  You read it right - 100 miles!  I know that sounds like a lot, but you could break it down like this - 4 miles 6 days a week, or 5 miles 5 days a week, or 4 marathons - you choose!  Now, I am not one to face a challenge like this alone, so I recruited my friend, Amy, to join me.  We go for our first run today!

The second new thing I will be working on this year is living in the present.  I am so tired of worrying about the future - When do I need to go back to work?  What if I screw my boys up and they don't turn out to be the perfect young men that I expect them to be?  Are we ever going to be able to move to our dream house where there is no football stadium next door?  No more worrying about these things!  God gives us a "present" each and every day and we should relish it, soak it up, pay attention to it - all of it!  The little things in each and every day.....accept that compliment and give compliments back, give lots of hugs, acknowledge the politeness of your children and the little acts of kindness that you witness, feel good and make others feel good around you.  Each and every day!  This is my resolution for 2011.

Now on to a lighter note - what I wore to a New Year's Eve Oyster Roast!  We had the best time shucking oysters, watching the Gamecocks play (even thought they lost) and bringing in the New Year.  I wore this outfit, but with a coat over it the whole time, so no one even saw it!  Oh well, you guys get to!  I need something casual, yet festive -

ivory jeans - Loft
white t-shirt - Kohls
sweater - Loft
boots - Nine West
necklace - Handpicked

I hope you guys have a wonderful day and remember to pay attention to the little things in God's present to you!

1 comment:

  1. I loved your "living in the present" resolution.. I think that is a great way to live. I am following suit... I enjoy your blog Cathy.. Keep up the good work =)