Friday, January 4, 2013

Five Question Friday

1. Have you set any goals/resolutions for 2013?
I made a little list. I'm trying to focus on just a few things instead of taking on everything all at once. January makes me want to do that: declutter everything, fix every bad habit, start every good habit I've ever heard of but haven't applied, lose 20 lbs, make elaborate homeschool schedules...

I have to fight that tendency because when I try to do everything: nothing gets done. So I have some specific things I want to work on right now: I want to blog consistently 4-5 times a week, I want to learn more about our new camera and take better pictures, I want our family to start a prayer journal, I want to read 10 more books than last year, and I want to read aloud to my children more consistently than I have been the last few months. There are a few more things on my list but it's pretty low key, all in all.

2. Have you made any travel/vacation plans for 2013?
Well, not exactly. I'm not sure a family vacation is going to happen this year, with a new baby coming in May. But Philip and I have already started dreaming about what we might do in Summer 2014 - our 15th Wedding anniversary. We went to the UK for our 10th and it would have to be a pretty amazing experience to top that.

3. What room is never cleaned in your house?
Our house is 5 rooms including the bathroom. They all get cleaned on a regular basis, although I'm willing to admit that my idea of regular may be different from yours. The only place that doesn't get cleaned is the basement, not-so-lovingly referred to by me as "The Cellar" (when I'm feeling generous) or "The Dungeon" (when I'm not).

4. What food must be in your house at all times?
Coffee - for Philip, dark chocolate - for me, and eggs. As long as we have a carton of eggs no one will go hungry.

5. Are you a hugger or more of a hands off person?
Hugs from family (or friends who are like family) = good stuff. Hugs from random folks that haven't really moved into "like family" status in my mind = awkward. I'm a firm believer in the "side hug" for most situations.

I'm pretty big on physical affection as one of my primary love languages (See this book for more on that subject: The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts) but I'm not a fan of forced affection.

My husband is starting to figure out that I operate a lot better when he makes sure to hug me for no reason multiple times a day. But if random acquaintances and friends started trying to hug me every time they see me, I'd shut down. So I guess that means I'm not a "hugger". (A term which always makes me think about that mean purple bear in Toy Story 3. "One thing you have to know about me: I'm a hugger." Creepy.)

How about you? Want to share your 2013 resolutions? Planning any exciting travel this year? Do tell!
This post is linked to 5 Question Friday at My Little Life.

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

since you asked...
1. My only goals so far are to quit drinking pop, again, and follow your mom's reading the Bible schedule.
2.No travel plans made yet but I'm sure we will get at least one camping trip in, although, I'm still hoping to sell the camper. Actually, now that I think about it, we are going to NC in 2 weeks for my family's Christmas and we have a church retreat planned for March so I guess we do have a couple trips planned.
3. There is no room in the house that is never clean, unless you consider the whole house. It certainly is never all clean at the same time.
4. Milk, bread and cereal are must haves around here.
5. I am not fond of hugging strangers. I love to give someone a hug after they have just told me they are going thru a bad situation. And family members but other than that it is alittle weird.

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