Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy 2010!

I hope everyone had an absolutely wonderful Christmas and are now looking forward to a hap, hap, happy New Year.

Can you believe it will be 2010?

It seems like yesterday was New Year's Eve to the year 2000.
I worked at a newspaper at the time. The "powers" that were, were so worried about y2k causing havoc on our computer systems that we reported to work at 10 pm and stayed until 4 am. So much for Dick Clark rockin' that year, LOL!

After much consideration, I bring you:
My Resolutions for 2010

1. Be happier: Stop worrying about things that may never happen but wisely prepare and be prepared financially. The knowledge of our own security leads to greater happiness. We all have taken a hit to our 401-k, stocks, etc. I'm looking to replenish our options in 2010. Where is that piggy bank by the way?

2. Be smarter: Consider twice, the outcome of spending and credit choices. I hate to admit that I have gotten spoiled about spending money without much thought. IDK when that happened, I remember having to count every penny for umpteen years. I think 2010 will be a great year to revisit that "old way" of doing things.

3. Spend time wisely: Pay attention to the moment at hand. I have the horrible habit of multi-tasking through everything. The girls come to visit, I wash dishes. My goal this year is to actually stop and be in the moment, not fluttering around the edges.

4. Be grateful: I wish there were more hours in the day to take stock of all the wonderful things that we have in life. I seem to be so busy running around in constant pursuit of "something else" that I don't enjoy what I already have. 2010 will be a good year to take stock by keeping a Gratitude Journal. (making one, watch for the post!)

5. Be healthier: Exercise more, eat less, lose 10-15 lbs. (This is always on my list)...I think this year I will strive for just being the best Dena that Dena can be!

6. AND My one fun resolution for the year: spend more time with my friends, make more fun crafts, be more creative and just have more fun! (I think I can handle this one)

We are traveling to Maryland for more Christmas tomorrow. 
When I blog again it will be 2010!
I simply cannot go until I wish you all a
Happy New Year!

Yippeeee, WuuuHuuu, Yeaaahh! A brand new year of  choices, experiences, chances and happinesses!


  1. What great resolutions! They all sound so perfect! Now you got me thinking on what I want for this year!

  2. These sound like great {and do-able} resolutions, Dena! I need to incorporate a few of these myself. I have already actually stopped myself from doing some chore that could wait when my daughter comes over or when my son sits down and takes the time to chat.

  3. Wonderful resolutions...Have a Happy New Year!

  4. Great post. I hope you have a very Blessed and Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

  5. Loved those doors on the gov mansion
    thanks for the tour...
    Blessings to you in the coming year
    see you on the other side ...2010

  6. Dena, I love your blog. I am also impressed with you goals. I think I'll just get my "button gear". Everything should be better after that. JK. Love, Joy

  7. Sounds like a wonderful plan! I like your goals, Dena!

    Wishing you and yours a marvelous 2010. Be blessed!

    Happy New Year...


    Sheila :-)

  8. Love your list. It has everything on it that I would like to do in 2010 myself! Good luck and Happy New Year!