Yesterday we spent the day packing all of our Christmas decorations into boxes, and placing them in the furthest corner of our attic. I have a hard time with this every year! It's like a physical representation of my favorite time of year ending, and my least favorite time of year beginning. Today Luke took our Christmas tree out and burned it. So sad! It had become such a part of our living room :-P
Although it's sad to see the Christmas season ending, I'm ready for what this winter has in store. Today I went out and bought some workout clothes so I'm ready to get started on my New Year's resolutions (they ended up not fitting, but at least I'm taking steps in the right direction! :-P) Also, I'm having so much fun with Project 365! It's so fun to take pictures throughout the day and then pick just one to post that represents my day on the blog. And I have been reading a lot in order to reach that resolution as well. I'm already halfway through "The Shack," so pretty soon I'll be able to post my very first book on my "Books I've Read in 2010" list! These resolutions are really giving me something to work toward this winter, and distract me from the fact that I hate it so much :-P
Also, Luke and I have so much to keep us busy this winter! that will help keep the winter blues at bay. We are about halfway finished with our attic room renovations, so that will keep us busy. The painting's done, we should have our carpet installed sometime in the next week or two, and after that it's just minor details we have to finish. There has been talk about possibly buying a nice couch, too! I really hope we do. I've decided not to post anymore pictures until we're completely done, though, so I can't wait until the big reveal :-) Also we will then need to turn our current living room into our dining room, and make some more changes in our kitchen. I will share pictures when the time comes!
So although it really stinks that Christmas is over, I think this winter won't be so bad. Last year, winter was really hard on me for some reason. But I think this winter will be much better! :-)
Our pastor did a sermon today about not being afraid, and just trusting God, staying in the word, and just going for it, and reaching our goals this year. It was really inspirational, and just what I needed to hear. Joshua 1:9 was one of the key verses for his sermon, and I really want to make it my key verse for 2010:
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." ~ Joshua 1:9