Friday, January 6, 2012

Getting the House in Order

The Christmas decorations are all packed up in the basement.  We got it all done yesterday, and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be.  I got the tree boxed up and all the wreaths down and packed.  Sheryl packed up all the small things and I loaded all the boxes to the basement.   We finished right before supper.  The next step was to bring back all of the furniture back into our sunroom.  We were both excited to have our sunroom back so we can have our morning coffee there.  It is a great place to read and pray as well as have coffee.  So the house is in order now, and we can begin to really settle in.

January is a time of reflection and implementation of new ideas and new strategies for the New Year.  So there is really more to “getting the house in order”.  It’s time to look at changes that need to be made.  As I have said, one of the changes I want to make is in my diet and exercise regime.   Today I completed my long run for the week.  I ran 12 miles, but it was way too slow.  I know that the weight will come off as long as I keep running.  But it needs to come off so I can pick up my speed.   But there are other things that I want to do.  I really need to make some time to read.  I have a pile of books that I wanted to read last year, but never got around to them.  I need to make it a point to read at least one book a month.  I think that I will make that one of my goals as well.  Since we are moved in, I hope that we will be able to spend more time meeting with people and doing some entertaining.  I’m not sure how that looks yet, but I know that it will begin to happen.

It was good to see the kids, but now we are about to enter a time where we will be doing a lot of traveling; especially in February.  So this month we need to take care of things around here.  One of those things is our Sozo team.  We have about five new people to train and a couple of seconds to train as first, so it will be a busy time doing tht, but we are catching up on Sozos and I can see the team beginning to form like we want it to.  God is so good and I know that He has a plan for this team.  Yes, the house is being put in order, in most every area.  This is a good thing.  I don’t like to feel that I have to run just to catch up.  I want to run, but run ahead of problems and keep them from occurring. 

It’s funny, but I have found that I like an orderly house too.  Years ago I thought it was just Julia.  Then Sheryl started talking about wanting to get things in order.  I thought it was a woman thing.  Well, maybe I have been around women too long because I have found that I work better and feel more refreshed when the house, including my “house” is in order.  So, this is going to be an exciting and productive month because we are getting things in order, in all areas.  That is a good thing, and I believe it’s a God thing too.

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