Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year!

It is the very first day of a brand new year. Who knows what this year will bring. It is crazy to think how your life can change in one year. A whole new person can be added to your life in one year. Someone very dear can be taken away. It is both scary and exhilarating to think of all the possibilities for this coming year.

I am not one who makes New Years resolutions, and I don't plan to start this year. Instead I thought I would leave you with some of my hopes and dreams for this coming year.

1- Now that Benny has almost completely weened himself from breastfeeding I hope that my boobs do not shrink and shrivel even smaller than their prebreastfeeding size. Even more than that I hope that they do not hang and sag like some half-deflated sad little balloons.

2- Because it has been too slippery and snowy outside to run, and my treadmill is not working out for me, I hope my ghetto bootie does not get any bigger. I just barely fit into my old jeans, but if this butt gets any bigger they will surely rip under the strain revealing my sad little cotton undies. No one wants to see that.

3- I hope that Ben decides to take naps on his own seeing how his new fad of sleeping on me through his naps is driving me CRAZY!

4- I hope that the boys do not get even one little cold for the rest of the winter season. I know, I know, not likely. A girl can dream, right?

5- I hope that this new fancy, schmancy computer the hubby set up yesterday does not lock up every 32 seconds like the old computer did.

6- Our downstairs shower is FINALLY done, and I am begging and pleading the remodel gods that nothing else goes wrong, and the hubby and I can finally USE the shower after almost 4 months of dust, dirt, noise, destruction, construction, cleaning, more destruction and then reconstruction again.

While these things would all be great bonuses, what I really want is to be able to accept whatever God's will is for me and my family. The past two years have definitely given us some worrisome times, and I am ashamed to admit that I start this new year out with some intrepidation. I know God always has our best interest at heart. I know His plan for us is better than any I could imagine. Still, I want what I want. I want my mom to be with us for at least another 15 years . I don't want my dad to suffer through a horrible disease. I want everyone to be happy and healthy. I guess in short, I want life to be easy, which I know it isn't.

What ever this new year brings I pray for the strength and wisdom to handle it.
Happy New Year, everyone!


Jen M. said...

Happy New year!

Good luck with the boob resolution.

Mine didn't listen to me. But then, that's because they are almost as far from my ears as my feet are ;)

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I hope you get all you want this year. I understand the desire for pre-baby boobs. Mine look like the balloons you mentioned. Welcome back & Happy New Year.

Brittany said...

Ohh...breastfeeding boobs... I miss those bad boys; they were amazing! lol But the joy of having my boobs back to myself- oh so worth it.

Hopefully you won't expose your undies to the whole world, as well! lol Have you ever tried tae bo? That's what I do- and it's AMAZING. So motivating and a GREAT stress relief. The videos are at the library, too! :)

Happy New Year!

Dawn said...

Happy New Year and I hope all your wishes come true.

Beck said...

Number 4? You and me both, sister.
Happy new year.

painted maypole said...

mmm... i am having the same problem with my jeans. my "fat jeans" are too tight. it is not good.

Good dreams and hopes, particularly that last one. that we may trust God and handle whatever comes our way with grace.

but if what comes our way could PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE be health, prosperity and joy, that would rock.


Happy New Year!

Julie Pippert said...

Lovely ending to a list of hopes I can really relate to!

Happy 2008!

Using My Words

Laura said...

Hope all is great in eight for your and your loved ones!

Thank you for sharing -I really enjoy your blog!

Kellan said...

Great post, Kathryn! Funny and sweet and I loved it! I hope we all have the best year ever! Happy New Year - my friend - I will see you often in 2008. Kellan

OHmommy said...

This post? Just reminded me of why I love you so much. :)

Live. Love. Laugh. Happy New Year.

Brittany - 4 little MEN said...

Great post!

#1 - hilarious... I'm wishing you lots of luck on that one.

Yeah on the new computer

Yeah on the completed shower!!!

God IS great! It can be so hard to trust sometimes.

happy New year!

Anonymous said...

Yeah -- lotsa luck on #1. Let me know how that turns out. (As she sits here with her little saggy balloons...)

Emily R

bubandpie said...

What I've found is that if you gain enough weight, your boobs do remain larger than they were pre-pregnancy - though considerably less perky, alas.

Sandy Carlson said...

This is a wonderful list. I enjoy your sense of humor. I hope you're enjoying that new shower! God bless your new year and your dad's health. Peace!

Anonymous said...

hey that's wonderful...

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Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

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