One Twelfth

Today is the last day of January. I'm excited because that means that tomorrow is February. It's a much better month; not only is it shorter, but right in the middle of the month you get Valentine's Day. As I've said before, I'm a sucker for "Valentimes" (as S-Boogie calls it). So far this year is going well. January flew by in a whirl of illness, working, and rain. Hopefully the next two months of darkness, disease, and dampness will fly by just as easily.

After four weeks of the new year my resolutions are still going well. I've been making an effort to have some scripture study time after Little Dude starts his nap each day. I haven't been really consistent so far, but I think it's a time that works well for me and I've been feeling more in tune than I have for quite a while. I've also been going to the gym pretty consistently three times a week, except for that week when I was sick. I think that each month I'm going to try and focus on adding one more healthy habit to my life. I'm not sure what to do in February. I'm not quite ready to cut back on sweets, especially my new favorite addiction. Maybe I will work on getting more sleep. I have a bad habit of staying up until midnight and that doesn't work well with my early mornings.

Also, I just received a new calling this last week. I felt a strong prompting to accept the calling, but I'm scared to death about it too. I'm going to be helping a boy in the Primary who needs one-on-one attention. I don't want to say too much about him out of respect for his family; I'm still a little stunned that they felt like I would be a good person for this calling and I feel very overwhelmed. I got a chance to get started last Sunday and I think it's going to be a challenge. At the same time, I feel a potential for growth in some way so we'll see.

That pretty much sums up January. So far this year is off to a fairly positive start. Hopefully it will keep going that way.


Vanessa Swenson said…
My brother and I call Ritter Sport "deodorant chocolate" because the packing always reminds us of male deodorant ads, to say nothing of the fact that it's called "Sport."
May your February be healthier and warmer and full of Ritter Sport.
Lindsay said…
Ai, yi, yi. I need January to end and February to start. Or really, I need winter to end and summer to start. So I'm with you on the next few months just whizzing by (happily and healthfully, of course).
Desmama said…
Yeah, even though I try to make January a good month of new beginnings, I have to just face the fact that it usually is just crap and I like February much better. I'm glad to see January go. It's been a tough month down here too. Good luck with your new calling. And no matter how ill-fitting it may seem, remember that I'm coaching basketball. *Grimaces*
What a cool calling. Your ward is lucky to have such a perceptive bishopbric and primary presidency. We are lucky in our ward to get the bare-minimum "real" callings staffed without having enough volunteers left over for personalized callings. In fact, my current ward seems to be functioning more like a branch than a ward. Does that make sense?

Dampness. Darkness. Disease.

What an aliterative way to describe January. It will be sometime before I forget that.

And Desmama, why haven't we seen that hilarious post about the basketball coaching? You're not taking it TOO seriously, I hope.

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