Monday, January 01, 2007

Re-Ringing in the New...ish

Going back to work. Getting back in shape. Regaining my health. Getting back into the routine of singing in the choir at church. Getting a handle on household organization again. Rebuilding a financial safety-net. Going back to menu-planning and home-cooking with whole foods. This is what I see when I look ahead to 2007 and beyond, and I've never felt the need to fight so hard just to get BACK to where I once was. Not turning back the hands of time, you understand, but just getting back to a "place" where I was comfortable, happy, and successful. And this time, I have my little family, too, so it should really be all good.

That's me, resolution-wise. Wish me luck. A Happy New Year to everyone--may you have every blessing, and as few tears as possible in 2007.

And, as promised, but at the risk of the result being disappointingly anti-climactic, you can click over to my Arkansas Times blog to read about my pre-Christmas run-in with the po-pos:

17 comments:

  1. Happy new year to you belinda. I hope it's a good one and you continue to entertain and feel better and have very few tears, but if you must i hope they are happy ones.

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  2. I will always wish you the best in everything you do. Happy New Year! :-)

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  3. Happy New Year!! I hope it all works out for you and this year is a better year. I am working on some things for myself this year and am planning to be a year of change:o) I tried to outline it on my blog, but it probably is not everything I want to do.

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  4. A sound and logical resolution pact with yourself. Way cool, Belinda.

    Umm, am I seeing double?

    *looks at blog again*

    *looks at coffee mug*

    Must be the new Starbucks roast I'm drinking.

    Here's to a smooth going Double Oh Seven year for you.

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  5. I'll have to check it out--did I ever mention my grandfather was a serious Arkansonian :) or whatever the word is. Born in Hope.

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  6. Happy new year to you and the fam, Belinda. Here's hoping it's a truly blessed year.

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  7. Hope 2007 is WONDERFUL for you!!!

    Melissa

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  8. I'm proud of you for making up your mind to get where you want to be in life. And there's a lot to be said for being content with life.

    A happy and successful 2007 to you!

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  9. Your clever blog title caught my attention! I was born and raised in Arkansas. ( Live in LA now) My grandmother and two aunts still live in Jonesboro! Good luck with your resolutions! Mine are very similar! Cute blog!

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  10. Happy New Year.

    I have made many of the same resolutions.

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  11. Excellent resolutions. Mine are not nearly so lofty. Best wishes for a wonderful 2007.

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  12. Good luck with the resolutions. And Happy New Year to y'all!

    I resolved to frighten one child each month. Wish me luck with mine.

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  13. Oh, I couldn't leave a comment on the Arkansas Times piece. Here's what I would of said:

    Why, you renegade! I'm not surprised. I always thought you had shifty eyes like an Al Queda or something.

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  14. Happy New Year, Belinda! Ed and I got a kick out of the story of your run in with the police. As you say, it is nice to know that your law enforcement people are on top of things & good humored about being sent on the occasional wild goose chase.
    I like your magnet. The area we've moved to is even more conservative than the area we moved from (which is kind of amazing), and I wonder whether the grubby glue outline of a Christian fish on our bumper (we apparently stuck it to a slightly curved bit, and the metal part promptly came unstuck)would be enough to protect our van if we had a "peace" magnet.

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  15. I wish you love.
    I wish you happiness.
    I wish you strength.
    I wish you calm.
    I wish you a year full of peace.

    CP

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  16. Happy New Year, Belinda. Good luck to you this year in all those areas. That financial safety net is very important for peace of mind especially with your being in a new place and all.

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