Mere Intention

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Month: January, 2013


Today was THE day of scheduling for spring. Our new health insurance started yesterday.

  • Cancel dentist appointments for me and the kids to reschedule with new (but former) dentist who’s on the new dental discount plan
  • Annual wellness exams for the kids
  • Annual wellness exams for the dogs
  • Chiropractor appointment (made and went)
  • Figure out price for and bite the bullet on paying cash for a therapist appointment since aforementioned insurance has no mental health coverage
  • Hang-out-with-friend time for the boy before he starts back to school
  • Call gyn about lady stuff

This doesn’t look like a lot when written down in bullet points, but it’s all the productivity I can muster for the week, probably.

I also had some great conversations with my sister about college. It’s great – and scary – having a nineteen year old living in your house, just starting to make her own decisions about life. I am blessed to get to be a part of this time of her life.


January 1, Again

A new calendar year, that’s about all it is to me. I’ve never gotten super excited about ringing in the new year. It seems to me we just keep plugging away the same as we did in the last days of the previous year. Sometimes that’s not necessarily good, sometimes it’s not that bad, either.

There’s no reason to start doing something different because you had to go buy a new calendar to track your life on. Fact is, we’ve been turning the pages of a calendar and getting a clean, fresh page every thirty or so days for our entire lives. Hell, some people have a new page they turn to or start every week, or even every single day!

I have trouble setting goals – because I have trouble with execution. I am not good about executing ideas for myself. I can plan and take charge and execute other peoples ideas, or my ideas for them, but when it comes to me…I just walk away and move on to something else, something that seems more pressing or important. I don’t know why I do this.

So, this year I don’t have any new, specific goals. I have the same hopes and desires that I did last April, last July, last November.

  • Start college in the fall (for what – I have no idea, but that is NOT the point)
  • Write more
  • Get a part time job
  • Love my husband better
  • Not yell at my kids so much
  • Keep writing cards and letters and mailing them
  • Go to therapy
  • Bread

Nothing new.

Do you have goals or set new goals each year? Can you tell me why you do it and what the significance is for you?

Do you trudge along, like me? If so, I’d love to know the significance of that, too!

None the less, I hope you have a great TwentyThirteen.