I'm back to setting my monthly goals. I didn't set any for December. I tried to focus on celebrating the true meaning of the season with my family. At times I failed miserably but overall I think we had a good month. As much as I've loved the holidays, I'm ready for things to get back to normal around here. I crave routine. I just function more efficiently with a routine.
1) Pray more intentionally; be more intentional.
I really want to start some sort of devotional and be more intentional with my time with the Lord. I waste so much time it's embarrassing. I want to use my time wisely. I want to be a good wife, mom and friend.
2) Cook More.
I think this has been a goal every month. Now that Patrick is back on day shift and we are getting back to a routine I want to cook 4-5 nights a week. I plan to cook at least one new recipe each week to hopefully add some new things to the rotation.
3) Clean out my closet.
If I haven't worn it in the last year, it needs to go. This is going to be hard because I am a clothes hoarder. I have tons of shoes and clothes that just don't work for me now that I need to donate.
4) Be more patient with Barrett and the "Terrible Twos".
This is probably going to be a yearly goal. I'm hoping getting back to a routine helps him a little too. I know he's just becoming more aware and independent. I want to mother him in a way that builds him up. I want to be firm but loving. I want him to know I am in charge but I'm also here for him that he can talk to me about anything.
5) Take down the Christmas decorations & organize.
Don't laugh. I realize most of you already have yours down. I always struggle to take down my stuff in a timely manner. I just love all the little lights so much. It's been so cold and dreary here lately that I just want to sit a look at the lights. I should be ashamed to admit that there have been several years I might not have gotten my tree down before February. I also need to better organize everything and try to come up with a better storage system for all the seasonal decorations I have.