Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What I've Learned in 2008

I've been thinking about all the things I have learned this year and thought that sharing them with you would be a good post for the first day of 2009. So, here are some of them, in no particular order.

1. Garbage disposals are made to dispose of potato peelings. Perhaps ours is just broke.

2. Homeschooling really isn't so stressful, speaking only from the kindergarten perspective.

3. Jonathan can't have artificial colors, preferably nothing artificial, and definitely NOT Hardee's!

4. I can work Manly Man's drill!

5. Making window treatments isn't as daunting of a task when you do it The Nester's way.

6. Jacob is a total wild man...I already knew it, but it became way evident this year.

7. Three numbers on the scale don't make me a better person, or a worse person. They are just numbers.

8. Manly Man loves my hips...especially after having two children!

9. I have great calves, and I can say it and believe it. (I am not trying to sound boastful....I am learning to focus on the things that I really like about myself so that I don't beat myself of for other things.)

10. I need Jesus in all the little things (as well as the big) way more than I realized.

11. I can make bread. (Thanks Teesa!)

12. I can't get healthy without God.

13. Manly Man is so forgiving.

14. No matter how many times I ask people not to over do on gifts, they will do as they please.

15. My boys have learned a lot of habits from me...some good, some not so good.

16. I enjoy running.

17. God wants more of me and more for me.

18. I miss the city of Greensboro way more that I realized. I thought I just missed the people, but I really miss the city also!

19. I really enjoy Andrew Peterson's music.

20. Having friends is one of the most amazing and wonderful blessings!

21. Having friends takes a lot of work.

22. Vitamins really do help.
23. Blogging is a great outlet, but can become consuming.
24. Manly Man and I really need regular dates or nights away from our sweet boys.

So, just a snippet of what I have learned this year.

New things are coming for me and my family in 2009. Stay tuned!


Caroline said...

I learned #1 the hard way. Your disposal isn't broken, its just not wise to shove potato peelings down the drain. Ours got way clogged and back up for a day and a half.

Better to just put them in the trash!

I'll call you when we get to W'ton. Sorry I haven't called you back, there was some drama in Waynesville. I'll tell you about it.

Love you! Happy New Year!

Ainsley said...

I love your list... I think I need to make one of my own! I especially loved #22.=)

4funboys said...

That's a lot to learn in a year...good for you!

Best wishes for the coming year too!

Holly said...

Thanks for sharing the things you've learned! In some way (kinda scary actually) I've learned most of those as well! Totally agree with #17, #13 for me it's David of course! #20 and 21! And above all - we in Greensboro miss you tons and tons and tons! Love you girl!

Teesa said...

I'm finally catching up on blogs this week. I am so happy that I made it on your list - I really hoped that I would help someone feel a little more comfortable in the kitchen in 2008. I just posted a sticky bun recipe that is completely within your capabilities, Nan. You ought to try it.

I'm glad we got to know you a little better this year. Your family is so intwined with mine now - I love knowing what's going on.

Enjoy homeschooling again!