Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!


First, I have to thank everyone for a wonderful birthday! As much as I dreaded it - everyone made it so nice - from the e-cards, to the warm wishes in my comments, from phone calls, to surprise goodies, & from cool friends who gave shout outs on their blogs for me (Thanks Lynn & Carolina Girl!!!!) - & even had two sets of flowers sent to me.... its because of awesome people like you that made my day! Seriously - totally made my day - THANK YOU!!!

So today is the last day in the year. Can you believe it? A great time to set those resolutions! It always cracks me up how people think that just because the date is 01/01/?? - that makes it good to start fresh.... especially when we have a Graceful God who makes all things new daily!!!

Anyways - I've got things that I'm going to resolve to stick with through the year....what are they?

OK - don't laugh... I wont be - I'll probably be crying.... I'm actually starting to train Monday for the Mini-Marathon for the Kentucky Derby Festival. Me - Running..... stop laughing! I always wanted to run this before I turned 40 & after yesterday, turning another year older - I need to do it soon. And my Sister in law did it last year - her first.... I was so impressed she did it - & made it under 3 hours - I told her I'd do it too. That was in April - darn it - she remembered I said that!!!! So I've got my schedule to train. Starting off the first day - I have to run 3 miles... building up on that... after 7 weeks, on Saturdays (which is the big days to run - I'll be up to 12 miles).... can you hear me laughing? I'm not sure if its laughing or crying myself... but I'm going to give it a go. If anything - I'm hoping to survive... live through this... make it across the finish line - even if its 6 hrs later...as long as they dont have to send a rescue team after me - I'll consider it a success!!!!!

All that is going to lead to my resolution to eat healthier... yes - how many people make that one - but I think training to run - I'm going to HAVE to do this... I wont be able to eat some fried stuff & then jump on the treadmill....it'll feel like a rock in my belly. This should be interesting because I'm not a veggie fan.
But this also leads to another resolution.... I'm going to try to cook more. Now, I did make this last year & I did really well the first few months of the year, but again, having to eat healthy - to train (see how it all ties in together) - I'm going to have to do more of this. Carolina Girl has already tipped me off to the "Biggest Loser Cookbook".... I heard easy ingredients & recipes - that's what I'm talking about!

Also, my blog buddy, Deidre is challenging people to memorize scripture. I love my time to read my Bible daily - but I want to hold it tight to me... I want to store it away. So I got a little leather book that fits in my purse & will be writing down a verse every few days - until I get it down & memorizing it! Of course, my love of sign language - I'll learn it that way as well. It actually helps me to memorize it since I'm a big "talking with the hands" person. Ricky says if you tie my hands down, I wouldnt be able to talk - its true!

So that's what I'm resoluting (is that a word?) ... I think it takes care of my mind, body & soul.... all three covered. I've got to be sure to link this up to my friend Lianna - she's keeping track of everyone's resolutions... can't wait to see how many are the same - or different!

Be safe tonight... I always worry about OTHER people driving!!! I just hope Ricky & I can see midnight come in - we both have early mornings going to work.... odds are good for me - not so good for Ricky... we'll see

Happy New Year! May 2009 hold wondrous Blessings for us all!

70 comments:

  1. I hope you and your family have a healthy and safe New Year! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well, happy belated birthday! I am sooooo behind in my blog-reading it's not even funny!
    This is a great post too. A marathon? You go, Rebecca Jo! Makes me almost hyperventilate just thinking about it!
    Praying for you in the New Year!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Those are some wonderful resolutions. Wish you the best of luck.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy, Happy, Belated Birthday to you!! :) I'm glad you had a wonderful day!! Love the cake btw!! Happy New Year too!!
    Suzanne

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, I'm so impressed! I want to be able to run so bad - but I can't even get up to a half mile yet. SO pathetic!!! I think I might start out slow with a 5 K in April. I think that's totally doable.

    Happy New Year!!! I wish you all the best in 2009! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Okay... I have to say WOW... the Mini???? And honestly... I don't even know HOW to run myself, so I am very impressed. But you can do it, my friend... you can do ALL things through Christ!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Good Luck training...sounds like a good goal!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love that you're training for this - wow! I would love to have the drive to do the same. I've always been so inspired by people that do this for the first time, but never inspired enough to actually get up off the sofa :) Like I told you before, I only have 21 months until I turn 40, so I've got to step it up.

    Did you visit Beth Moore's blog? She's the one with the real memorization challenge and that accountability is what will keep me in line. I can't wait.

    So glad you had a good birthday! You deserve it!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sounds like a great resolution!

    And I love that you're going to start training-good for you!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. woot woot! good 08 and hooray for 09! i too want to do more memorization...it's one of my fav things to do...just didn't this year. happy new year...and happy belated too!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Just keep your eyes on the finish line and you'll do great!!!

    Have a blessed and wonderful New Year!!

    PS--Happy belated birthday!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Awesome resolutions! Good luck and enjoy your healthy new you! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. great resolutions! i admire you so much for training for a marathon! go girl!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yay! Now we have yarn AND running in common! I must warn you though, the first part of the KY Derby Mini is in Iroquois park and it's super hilly. Make sure you get in some good quality road running in addition to your treadmill work or those first few miles will be the end of you!

    I'm so proud of you!

    ReplyDelete
  15. You GO FOR IT!!! I'll wait for you right here until you get done. :)


    Have a wonderful and blessed 2009!

    ReplyDelete
  16. You can do anything you want to! Go girl!

    Happy New Year

    ReplyDelete
  17. Resoluting! Haha...love it!! I also am going to try to memorize more scripture this year. I'm always that person who is like, "You know that one verse? Like where God loves all creatures and whatnot?!" And everyone looks at me like I'm crazy. Yep, I DEFINITELY need to get my scripture in order... Have a blessed New Year!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. happy new year, be safe as well.

    Happy belated birthday

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh my! I am very impressed with your courage you are showing to commit to the race.

    Just remember that God will get you through it...one training day at a time...one mile at a time.

    You can do it! I'll be cheering you on!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Happy belated birthday! I love your cake!!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Those are perfect resolutions! Especially the running and scriptures.
    I wish my running motivated me to eat healthier but alas it is just my excuse to pig out :-)
    Good luck on your training!

    ReplyDelete
  22. World Latest vehicles, Super Cars, Super Latest Speed Cars, Expensive Cars, Latest Mazda Models, Racing Cars, International Sport Cars, Concept Cars, PS-Pod, Strange Vehicles, Nissan, Royce Corniche, Ford Concept Cars, Strange Vehicles, Mercedes and More Sport Cars and Vehicles with Pictures and Info
    WorldLatestVehicles.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Best Business Plans without any work, Get your investment double in 30 Days
    EarningsClub.com

    ReplyDelete
  24. Searching for some new Facebook Covers Online...??? Here is the best for Fb Covers, All type of Covers, Ramadan, Eid, Festivals, Exhibitation, Celebrities and Much More
    UniqueFbCovers.Com

    ReplyDelete
  25. Power of an Investment is Dollar Invest, Now you can invest as low as $5 and get double profit within a week
    Dollar-inv.co

    ReplyDelete
  26. Online Jobs, work from home, part time online jobs, just join any where in the world
    Fb.com/JobzCornerz
    JobzCorner.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. All Time Profit is best platform for best profit online on internet, earn 1.50% hourly for 200 hours, total 300% profit within a week
    AllTimeProfit.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. Online Jobs on Blogs, Just Post a Comment on any blog site and earn $0.06 per Link, Just Like this, Visit and Click on Link Relation
    JobzCorner.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. For Lol and Funny Pictures online, download any picture any time just for laugh lols
    www.lolsgag.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. Earn with Best Business Plans ever where you can make money online from home without any work, just invest with PayPal and get Double profit within a week
    AllTimeProfit.com

    ReplyDelete
  31. Online Corner is the best Platform to earn money online from internet, Just Join Now and start earnings
    OnlineCornerz.com

    ReplyDelete
  32. Online Jobs of Data Entry and Copy Pasting with Jobz Corner
    JobzCorner.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. Online Business as low as $1, Join Now and Get Best Business from Home without any work
    AllTimeProfit.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. Get your website on google top 10 Results, Best Search Engine Optimization Company in Pakistan
    Contact Now
    Skype : Jobz.Corner
    www.jobzcorner.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. Get More News about Politicians of Pakistan, visit our this page for more details, President Pasban Pakistan Altaf Shakoor Official
    AltafShakoorOfficial

    ReplyDelete
  36. Funny and Lol Pictures only on this online network in the world, online gags
    LolsGag.com

    ReplyDelete
  37. Business at home...??? want to join the best business without any work, just invest and rest
    www.earningsclub.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. Get Facebook Likes on your fb page, likes on your facebook pictures, followers on your facebook id, shares of your facebook posts, every thing is available here, visit for more details
    www.jobzcorner.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. Best Business Club of Earnings, Hourly Stable Plans Like 1% Hourly for 120 Hours, Total 120% Profit within 5 Days
    EarningsClub.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. Online Jobs, Just Post a Comment on any blog site and earn $0.06 per Link, Just Like this post, Visit and Click on Link Relation
    JobzCorner.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. Earning is on the way for you, any time get income, best hourly stable plans
    EarningsClub.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. Find best business plan from home without any work, just invest $1 and get 120% Total Profit within a week
    EarningsClub.Com

    ReplyDelete
  43. Play Games and Earn Money online from home, best add clicking website in the world
    PaidVerts.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. Get Free Online Jobs from home, best ad clicking work, join now
    JobzCorner.com/FreeEarning

    ReplyDelete
  45. Get Facebook Likes on your fb page, likes on your facebook pictures, followers on your facebook id, shares of your facebook posts, every thing is available here, visit for more details
    www.jobzcorner.com

    ReplyDelete
  46. Want Likes on your Facebook Profile Pictures, Comments or Shares on your photos and fb status, just click on this link and contact us now
    www.jobzcorner.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. Viewing the ads, playing games, upgrade plans, more earnings, referral earnings, bonus points and more, join now
    Paidverts.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. Advertise your business now online, just click on Advertise in our Website and choose which Space you will be spacified for your business or website
    ACE.com

    ReplyDelete
  49. Best and Top Ten PTC Site in the World, join best program with 7 best upradable plans, Earn upto $35 Daily
    AdsClickEarning.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. Earn Money without any work, just invest and rest from home, invest as low as $5 and get double profit within a month, withdraw your principal at any time, Join now
    HotProfitOnline

    ReplyDelete
  51. Earning is only for you, just spend 1 hour daily and earn upto $35 Daily with just clicking job, Join Now
    adsclickearning.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. Instant Payment without any Risk, Just Invest and Rest of your home, Just Invest as low as $5 and Get Instant Profit, Join Fast
    HotProfitOnline.com

    ReplyDelete
  53. Now you can Earn Money Every Hour, Join this best website and earn hourly, just invest and rest with Hot Profit Online
    HotProfitOnline.com

    ReplyDelete
  54. Investment Website where you can with Hourly, Daily and hourly stable plans, just invest as low as $10 and earn within 24 hours
    InvestOrganization.com

    ReplyDelete
  55. Now Online Business is very easy for all internet users, just spend few dollars on internet and get double profit within 10 days, investment start as low as $10, join now
    InvestOrganization.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. Hot Forex Investments where you can earn profit without any work, just invest on forex and get profit daily upto 12%, Join Now
    HotFxInvest.com

    ReplyDelete
  57. Home based business is now easy for you, just join this website and earn daily upto $35 and get withdraw within 5 days, 1 hour working daily only
    AdsClickEarning.com

    ReplyDelete
  58. Hot Forex Investments where you can earn profit without any work, just invest on forex and get profit daily upto 12%, Join Now
    HotFxInvest.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. Best and Latest Investment Plans ever where you can earn money without any work, just invest some money and rest at your home, earn upto 8% Daily Profit with instant payouts, Join Now
    GlobalFxOrganization.com

    ReplyDelete
  60. Find best online jobs ever where you can earn monthly earning without any risk, part time data entry copy pasting and facebook jobs, Join now
    RapidIncomeCorner.com

    ReplyDelete
  61. Hot Forex Investments where you can earn profit without any work, just invest on forex and get profit daily upto 12%, Join Now
    HotFxInvest.com

    ReplyDelete
  62. Online Jobs is easy now for you, just spend few hours on internet and get unlimited income with Data entry copy pasting facebook and clicking jobs
    JobzCorner.com

    ReplyDelete
  63. Best Earnings on add clicking job, just spend 1 to 2 hours daily and earn upto $90 per day and cashout within 5 days with perfect money, egopay or bitcoin, totally safe and secure payments, join now
    AdsMoneyEarning.com

    ReplyDelete

I am thankful for each comment & like to respond to every one of them....
If you noticed I do not respond to your comments, it is because you are a "no reply" blogger and I am unable too!
How to enable your e-mail: BLOGGER ACCOUNTS: To do this, click on your Dashboard, click on EDIT PROFILE and place a check mark next to SHOW MY EMAIL ADDRESS, and finally scroll to the bottom and click SAVE PROFILE.**