New Year’s Daybook

New Year’s Daybook

Hello and Happy New Year! Welcome to my first blog post of 2015! I will begin this year with a simple daybook, a review of what’s been going on in the day-to-day happenings of life …

Decorating the Christmas tree



Outside my window …
Our weather has gone from cold to colder! As I type this, it is -2 degrees. Brrr … The hard part is that the kids can’t go outside and play (at least for very long). It is probably a blessing that they return to school tomorrow, as everyone is going a little stir crazy!

“Bless the Lord, frosts and snows; sing praise to him and highly exalt him forever.”
—Daniel 3:70—

Christmas Eve with our guest, Casey the Dog



Thanking God for …

* Jesus coming to us on Christmas
* The blessing of the Christmas season
* Being surprised by very thoughtful Christmas gifts

* The hope of the New Year

Thinking about …
* My New Year’s goals
* Breaking my goals down into monthly and weekly mini goals
* A fun new opportunity with a new ministry in our Archdiocese

Christmas cookies … Can you find the gingerbread ninja?

 Wearing …
* Jeans
* Black cowl-neck top
* Long silver necklace
* Fair-trade snowflake earrings
* Black socks
* Blanket around my shoulders

Reading …
The Secret Diary of Elizabeth Leseur. While this is a book for my Well-Read Mom book club, I know I will not finish it in time, so I am making it my spiritual reading until I finish it. It is a very beautiful book, and I highly recommend it, especially if you are a wife. She becomes a role-model and mentor. She lives the vocation of matrimony beautifully!

The Shift. This is a weight-loss success story. While I don’t completely relate to the author, what I like is the message that I need to hear right now: how making a shift in our minds is the beginning of making a shift in what we are eating and how we are exercising.

I have set a reading goal on Goodreads: 15 books in 2015. I know it’s not a lot, but I am working on small steps and being realistic in my real life. Are you on Goodreads? If so, let’s connect!

Creating …
* New Year’s goals
* A new planner
* To-do lists

On the table …
I made a really delicious breakfast casserole in the slow cooker for dinner last night, and we had enough left over for brunch today. I got the recipe from eMeals, which has been such a helpful tool for meal planning. You can try it free for two weeks! There are so many plans to try; I am sure one will work for your family’s dietary preferences.

Building Lego creations on Christmas Day

Plans for the week …
* Back to school
* Getting my house back in order after Christmas vacation
* Zumba
* Adoration
* Grocery shopping

Fun selfie of me and Greg on Christmas Eve

Praying for …
* my husband
* my children
* family and friends

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6 thoughts on “New Year’s Daybook

  1. Great picture of you and your man! I want the breakfast casserole recipe please. We love breakfast casseroles and I want to use my crock pot more.

  2. It sounds like your new year is off to a great start. I enjoyed your Christmas photos. They all look so happy and content. Great photo of you and your husband!

  3. That is a great photo of you and hubs! I love reading daybook posts, and yours reminds me I haven't done one in a while. (so thanks for the kick!) Re: The Secret Diary of Elizabeth Leseur, it's most likely going to be the first book I haven't finished for WRM this year, at least prior to our club's discussion. While I *love* it, I can only take in so much per day, as each of her journal entries reads like a daily meditation that I need to sit with a little at a time. I like how you worded it — spiritual reading. I shall consider it the same! Happy new year. Hope you are staying warm!! 🙂

    1. Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for stopping by! I write a little daybook when I need to get back into writing … It gives me a platform to think of ideas for longer blog posts (usually). I totally know what you mean about the Leseur diary. I tried to read a lot at one time, and it just didn't work for me either. I didn't feel like I was pondering it enough. So, I am OK with taking my time with it and letting it soak in! God bless you in this new year!

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