Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Looking to 2008

Goodbye 2007! Hello 2008! Usually I like to post a photo of some special moment during the past year (ok, usually being for the previous 2 years because before that I didn't even know what a blog was!). This year I looked and looked through my photos and was at a loss... I've already shared lots of great photos this past year on my blog but there are so many more...

Finally I settled on these - me at work and 2 of my son playing at the beach (I love to see him have fun! Doesn't that make the "work" part worth it?).

I don't know what 2008 will hold for me, but I will:

*Appreciate every day that I am feeling well and my family is healthy. I was pretty sick for about 6 months this year - but am better now and am slowly getting my energy back. Plus, I had that big scare when Little Boy had that awful allergic reaction. Good health is definately something to be thankful for! Being together is an additional plus - we were apart from DH for about 6 months this year - entirely too much time apart so hopefully that will change this coming year.

*I will continue to make PLAY time a priority. Having F-U-N is so important.

*I have been fiddling around with printing favorite recipes out to share - I cook alot and amazingly enough - most of my favorite recipes are scribbled on the back of scraps of paper of some sort - I know - sad for someone in the food business! So far in 2008 I've typed in 4 recipes - it is a start! I look forward to the day when I have all my favorite recipes organized in a photo album. I feel strongly about this because I realize that so many special memories center around different foods. An album of favorite family recipes can be a real treasure!

*And, I really need to back up all my digital photos (I even have the external hard drive - I just have to figure it out), plus order prints of favorites for a good old-fashioned photo album that you can hold in your hands and pass around. Other photos need to be scanned!

*The paperwork still needs to be organized! Doesn't it always?

I am sure there are more things too, but that is enough for me to concentrate on for now!

I didn't list sewing at all - one of my sisters once said that me and my sewing machine is like a smoker and their cigerette - not long apart from each other! Obviously I will sew!

So, here's to 2008. Health, Love, Happiness, Peace.


Screen Door said...

Great Resolutions-- Not too lofty... reasonable... Enjoy your family...

joyce said...

Good choice on the photos. I don't list sewing or reading on my to-do lists either. It would be like listing breathing or eating. Impossible to stop.

loulee1 said...

Photos of someone else working and happy children are always welcome.

Susan said...

I like your look at the coming year - LB is just the cutest, no matter what he's doing.

Jeanne said...

Oh, Evelyn, we always enjoy seeing Little Boy! And what a really nice picture of YOU, doing something you enjoy! I'm so glad to know that you're feeling better, and that you have such nice hopes and expectations for the coming year!
Happy 2008!
Hugs ~ Jeanne

cher said...

don't mind my catching up to say, I hope 2008 holds all good things for you! good to be feeling healthy again-and of course not being apart for long from dh makes a difference.