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Tomorrow is February!  I am still dizzy from all the busyness around Christmas.  I can’t believe it is already February.  UGH!

So it is one month down and I’m making some progress on my new year goals.  This week, I painted the hallway and half of my living room.  It is so amazing what fresh paint can do for a room!!  ((sigh)) Wish I had done this about 5 years ago.  I can’t wait to display all the art work I’ve completed since Christmas.

My family and I have given up electronics and spending money on Sundays.  This is part of a challenge I set in mid-January.  So far, so good.  The first Sunday very little complaining happened due to a very long Saturday.  Everyone slept the day away.  The second Sunday, we were all a little grumpy about no electronics.  In the end though, it wasn’t too hard.  Yesterday, we got so much done.  We painted.  We repaired.  We played.  We baked. We hung out together.  It was really nice.  It is so amazing how much one can get done without the TV, computer, and cell phone.  It hit me this morning though..It was supposed to be a day of rest…rest with God.  ((sigh))

January has blasted off with a good start.  As I was sitting here at my desk, I looked up at the calendar I received for Christmas.  Psalm 65:11 leapt from the snow scene picture hovering over the January days.  “Thou crownest the year with thy goodness..”

God is so sweet..what a comfort and a joy in that message!!  Praise God!

Enjoy this last day of January 2011…Look for God today.  He’s around you blessing you and sending you love notes..God bless…