Monday, December 31, 2007

New Years Resolutions

I am one of those people that always has the big ideas and I get a great start, but I lack the follow through I should have. Now when I really set my mind to something I do it, don't get me wrong. Its just that I have many ideas that I don't get around to. I know that if I set down with a long list of resolutions I will not make it on them. So instead I know there are things in my life God is working on with me. I want to go along with these. God is teaching me to be a better steward of time and money. I have some general areas I am working towards. Spending less around the house, loving my husband and son more and showing it more, and building a quality relationship with my Savior. So instead of resolutions I have prayed and refined these general goals down to 2 actions things that I can right now actually work toward and do. These are the two things I am going to work towards for right now.

1. I will spend time each day with God and seek His face. I do pray to God in my head often, but I have found if I quiet myself he speaks to me. I want to draw on this strength to make me a better wife and mother. The one issue I have is that if you speak to most people they recommend doing this 1st thing in the morning. I would love this but when I have tried in the past to implement this it does not work out for me. What has worked out in the past is doing this right before bed. I am relaxed and do not have a hundred things on my mind. I all ready read the bible each night now I will add some listing and journaling (sp?) time to this. This worked quite well for me in the past till I let comments from others make me feel guilty for doing this in the morning. So I will do what works for me.

2. I am going to do my best in getting the grocery bill down to $65 a week. This should be plenty for our family of three. I know some who do it for a lot less but I am going to start there and see what happens. This would be a big boost for our budget. It may take some time to get to this goal but I think it will be doable for us.
These are the specifics I will work on. I have other goals but these are the ones God is putting on my heart. I can't wait to see what he does.


Faith said...

Happy NEw Year! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love this post. I too am trying to get my grocery bill down to 100$ for our family of 4. I have been spending way too much (average is $160 a week...prices here in the capital region of NY are outrageous.). I am trying to buy more generic when possible but the big problem for me is we eat lots of fresh fruit and veggies and it really jacks up the bill. If you have any suggestions i would love to hear them. Anyways, nice to meet you!

Bugtheteacher said...

Thanks for you comments. I think it is vital to have the fresh fruits and veggies. I try to buy what is in season. This helps some. Right now there are not a lot of things that are in season. I do buy one bag of apples one thing of Clementines and a couple of buches of bannanas each week. This cost about $10 or less for all of it and then we do salad or frozen veggies for the winter. In the summer we grow some of our own and visit lots of farm markets.
Thanks for comming by.

all4him said...

I'm enjoying checking out your blog. If you have an Aldi's nearby their produce is pretty cheap compared to the grocery stores. May God bless you in the goals that you have set this year!