Monday, January 6, 2014

Happy New Year

Every time I say that, I think of Frosty the Snowman when he gets his magical hat put back on his head after being frozen or melted. And that's what I feel liked 2013 was for me. I was either frozen or melting on the floor.

It was a struggle, I won't go into details, but it was a year of working more, and doing everything else less. Then my oldest left for college and I realized everything happens really fast. Within six years all of my kids will be done high school, and I could have an empty nest. So I don't want to miss a thing. I will go to every basketball game, volleyball game, band concert, piano recital I can, but mostly basketball games. When your kids are young you can't see the light at the end of tunnel, but now that light is coming way too fast.

So that is my New Year's Resolution. Spend more quality time with my family.

Also to be a morning person so I can get more stuff done so I can spend time with my family, which will be much more difficult.

How about you? Any resolutions this year?


The Happy Whisk said...

Very good goals. Here's to spending more time with the ones you love.

Cheers and Happy 2014.

Emily R. King said...

Great resolution, Patti. More family time is guaranteed to be a win, win for everyone.

Happy 2014!

LTM said...

That's ALWAYS a good resolution, I say. I don't do them, but I am goin to do my best to get away from the computer more...

wish me luck! :D <3

Melissa Amateis said...

I generally don't make resolutions as for some reason, I'm more apt to break them if I do! But spending quality time with your family is a very worthy goal.

I love it when Frosty says, "Happy New Year!" =)

Anne Gallagher said...

No resolutions, but I get what you're saying about the kids growing up fast. I can't believe Monster is 9. Going on 24. Yipes, pretty soon she'll be of to college and I will have wondered where all the time went.

Robyn Campbell said...

Patti my friend, you and me both! Great goals. I'm trying to write more in the day to spend time in the evening with family. (Although I see them all day long since I homeschool.)