Happy 2010: New Year's Resolutions

New Year's is my kind of holiday.  I know you're probably thinking, "Aren't they all?"  But really...What isn't there to love?  It's the time of year to look back on the year that was, and to look forward to what lies ahead in the New Year.

And not far from my mind has been my list of what I want to accomplish in 2010.  Ah yes, New Year's Resolutions.  Many of us make them, and only few accomplish them.

Here's my list of resolutions that I hope to keep past January 15th!
  1. Exercise.  One of my least favorite things to do.  But, it is supposed to be "good for you" and I do have a lovely elliptical cycle that Hubby gave me for Mother's day (at my request) that I should use.  I'm not promising much, but 3 days a week should do.   
  2. Sew.  I love to sew!  And I'm somewhat good at it.  But I haven't made the time to do it lately.  I have a huge sewing machine sitting in a corner of my kitchen, with a large pile of fabrics just waiting to be turned into something fabulous.  I'd really like to get back into the habit of sewing once a week. 
  3. Write.  I rediscovered my love of writing when I started this blog,  I haven't been as consistent, not due to lack of inspiration, but because again, I don't allow myself the time.  I'm not promising to write everyday, because I do have a Hubby, 4 kiddies and a house to care for, but I am hoping to give myself time to write.    
  4. Keep in touch.  I love my family and friends dearly, but I'm really bad at keeping in touch, specifically  answering emails.  One thing I've already started is answering emails as soon as I open them, which is great, because I usually forget to answer them when I decide to "answer them later". 
  5. Back up photos.  This is a hard one for me.  I have a year of pictures on my computer that need to be sorted through before I am able to back them up. But I will.  You think I would have learned my lesson when my old computer crashed Thanksgiving 2008, taking all of our family pictures from that year with it. 
  6. Garden.  Remember my dream garden?  Well, to make a long story short, my pup Brownie destroyed it almost immediately after I planted my seeds.  Maybe a raised garden box isn't for me or my pup. (Atleast for now.)  I've noticed that my pets pay no attention to my potted plants, so I'm thinking I'll start a container garden in the Spring.  
  7. Read. I've always loved to read.  It broke my heart to have to leave my collection of books when we moved to Mexico.  Sadly, I've only read maybe a dozen books in the 9 years that I've lived here.  All of which have been in Spanish, because English language books aren't easy to come by.  But I recently discovered that Amazon delivers to Mexico and they also have the Kindle for PC.  At the moment, I am reading a book a month and I hope to continue to do so.  Although I wouldn't mind reading two or three or four!
  8. Be a better person.  I know that sounds generic, but I believe all mankind can be kinder, gentler, more tolerant, more understanding and attentive to the needs of others.  I hope to improve on that!
What about you?  Did you make any Resolutions for 2010?

With Love,
Leslie Limon


    1. Happy New Year Leslie! For 2010 I would like to pick up my music again. I used to play, write, sing a lot and haven't done so since I moved to Mexico. Also want to start a small garden now that I have a small spot on the patio for one...and I'll try to keep working on learning more Spanish and cooking (thanks for your recipe blog to help with that).

    2. LESLIE PLEASE BACK UP YOUR PHOTOS Girl I do this all the time. Im religious about it. And since Aug I have slaked on it and guess what has happened. We cant get our laptop to reboot. I am kicking myself constantly. We are going to try to get it all recovered but who knows. Girl dont loose those pictures put them on a CD.

      Oh and I love your other resolutions. lol

    3. Lesilie your blog is wonderful. I too am raising my children in Northern Mexico and love it! I will stop by often!

    4. LEAH: Happy New Year! I hope you will share some of your music on your blog! :D

      AMANDA: I am working on getting it done. Today, I did nothing else but edit, organize and delete pics. I am thisclose to finishing!

      RACHELLE: Welcome to the blog! You're more than welcome to visit anytime you want!