Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Do You Bother With Resolutions?

Ahhh, the year 2012 is almost here!  My hubby asked me for my resolutions, and I was surprised.  It's not something I really do, and if he does it, I'm not aware.  But then I thought about it, and I decided to make two resolutions for next year!

1)  I'm going to go the beach once a month, whether the kids come with me or not.  I'm sure I've mentioned that I consider myself a real beach bum.  I only went twice last year...twice!  I live 20 minutes away!  There is something so wrong with that.  So I've decided that I'm going to commit to a monthly visit to the ocean.  And I'm going to look at the calendar and pick my days out very soon.

2)  I'm committing to becoming debt free, although that won't happen completely in 2012.  We don't have a ton of debt, praise the Lord.  We have a) $800 on our Firestone (car repair) card, thanks to needing two new tires in November.  We already had $400 still on it, and then we doubled it.  For January-June, I propose paying $150 per month, and it will be paid off in June.  I normally pay $50.  Then, we have my car, which is about $9000.  Once we pay off the Firestone card, I'm going to put the $150 toward my $250 payments, and make $400 payments until it's paid off...hopefully in July 2014.  Then all we have left are student loans and the house!  We have no other credit cards, and I am quite happy about that!

Other update:
We have the money ready for the reversal.  We are scheduled for the reversal in less than two weeks!  I think we're both starting to get nervous.  He for obvious reasons...and me because I feel bad of what my poor hubby is about to go through.  But the other night, we laid in bed, and talked about baby names.  My heart feels so full.  I sure hope the Lord chooses to bless us with at least one more little one to love!


Kathy said...

I do sort of make resolutions! Does that count! Yours are well worth doing and I hope all goes well and that you will be blessed!
Merry Christmas,

Kelly said...

Oh Sarah, I am so very happy for you. I was wondering when that was scheduled, and I thought soon. I'll be praying.

Sarah R said...

Thank you...prayers are so coveted! Today, my daughter's best friend was over with her baby, and I had so much fun taking care of her. In fact, I should really change, because I just looked down and forgot that she hurled on me earlier. Boy, that formula is nasty crap, is it not?
Mr. R and I were cracking jokes about baby names and having a grand ol time just laughing in bed together. I am trying to avoid having stupid initials...our last name starts with R so I'm saying, "no B.A.R, no W.A.R, no E.R.R, no B.R.R" and so of course he is picking out names to spell stupid stuff. Sigh...more little Mr. R's running around the world to make it more interesting!

Jennifer M. said...

I used to make official resolutions. Now it just sort of happens automatically without my really thinking about it. Something about this time of year makes me want to clean up my life and strive for new goals!

Sarah R said...

Jen: me too! I have been clearing stuff out of my house and NOT shopping. (although I did buy some new tank tops/camis because my old ones are starting to fall apart.) I have a small project ready for myself for the end of my vacation next week (the beginning of the week is the reversal, the end of the week I'll be working on my kitchen cabinets.) I like cleaning and sorting and organizing, and I was trying to think of stuff to do which didn't require Mr. R to help me, since I don't know how he is going to react to this surgery.