Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuesday Ten

  1. I have been big on new year's resolutions since 2009. I have no idea what I want to do for 2013. Any suggestions?
  2. Every once in a teeny-tiny while I say yes to something I wish I'd said no to. I'm pretty good at saying no. But darn it, I'm not perfect at it yet. I've got something on the agenda next month I really wish I didn't have to do. Oh well. Live and learn, right?
  3. The Christmas thing might be sort of ruined permanently for me, I'm afraid. After two trips to Africa it's just really hard for me to get excited about the excesses so prevalent here in the States this time of year. Honestly, no one I know here NEEDS anything. We are rich. And so I try my darndest to stay focused on the people and the memories and not get caught up in the spending. 
  4. There is a fine line between choosing not to spend a lot on Christmas and appearing to be a scrooge, it turns out. Particularly when you have teenagers who are apt to forget all the meaningful lessons they learned on their trip to Africa and who have ridiculously expensive taste.
  5. Today was the last day of school for the kiddos... doesn't the last day of school before Christmas break just conjure up all sorts of happy feelings? 
  6. Christmas Sugar Cookies will certainly be on the agenda while they are home. Butter, sugar, flour, eggs... yum.
  7. I never read the Hobbit. I do not care about it being made into a movie. Do you like me less now?
  8. I only go to movies about once a year. I think this year it will be to see Les Miserables. Can.not.wait.
  9. We have had Trader Joe's in Spokane for over a year.  I LOVE shopping there. But I hate their bananas. They're either super hard or super bruise-y. I won't buy bananas at Costco either. (Fruit flies.) Am I high maintenance about bananas? Maybe so... 
  10. I skipped sending Christmas cards out last year. I felt bad. Got it done this year. I feel much better.
Happy Tuesday, friends - only a week until Christmas!!!


  1. Lisa from WW5:12 PM

    #7! I like you so much more, and didn't even think that was possible!

  2. Anonymous5:20 PM

    I like #3......I think we should spend a little more time remembering that First Christmas and maybe everything else will fall into place. Thanks, Cathy, for being the person you are :) Carol A from WW

  3. Anonymous6:19 PM

    #1---Resolve to make one small change a week (sound familiar?). It could be spending an extra 1/2 hour in prayer one week, treating a stranger to coffee, doing something for each of your children that they would think was amazing (it doesn't have to cost anything). Little things each week would make you look back next December and see changes in your world. Good luck and God bless!
    Donna W.---WW, Saturday morning

  4. Im giving up FB for a whole year...YOU inspired me to do the resolutions thing. I usually give up sugar or bread but this year I am going for the heart. I hope to spend more time reading and crafting!


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