Wasting our lives and glorifying God

Wasting our lives and glorifying God
Notice God's unutterable waste of saints, according to the judgment of the world. God plants His saints in the most useless places. We say - God intends me to be here because I am so useful. Jesus never estimated His life along the line of the greatest use. God puts His saints where they will glorify Him, and we are no judges at all of where that is. ~Oswald Chambers, My Utmost For His Highest, August 10

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year!

Someone please buy this print for me.  My birthday is coming up.
Image from here.

So, I started my little New Year's Celebration a bit early tonight by pouring some bubbly over some natural French Vanilla ice cream.  Yes.  Yes, I did.

It was ghetto.

And it was fabulous.

I was all over that like trailer trash on velveeta.

Don't judge.

Speaking of New Year's, have you made any resolutions?  I haven't decided on just one yet.  Yell less, dream more.  Take more walks.  Read more books.  Watch less television.  So many ways I can think of to improve my life.  Many though, I have not so much control over.  Like have more money.  Oh, and sleep.  I want more sleep.  Is there a magical place where money and sleep are dispensed?  Because I'll spend all my air miles to get there.

Not that I have ever been that big on New Year's Resolutions.  I've never been on a diet and don't need to give up smoking.  Maybe I should consult the government for help.  Did you know that the USA.gov will help you to accomplish the most popular resolutions?  Our government never ceases to be helpful.

Well, maybe this is a good place to start:
Image from here.
Well, I'm nearly three months post-partum and that's still too early (yes, I said it's TOO EARLY) to think about getting in pre-baby form.  So, pass the bacon.  Don't argue with the post-partum woman.  There is a very delicate balance of hormones in play.

Maybe instead of making obvious resolutions that no one keeps anyway, I should make a list of obvious things that I promise NOT to do this year:

1. I will not get a tattoo.  Not even a temporary one.

2. I will not eat at McDonald's.  (How anyone with taste buds or a sense of smell can eat there is beyond me.)

3. I will not eat at Carl's Junior.  I am a woman after all; I have standards.

4. I will not wear a bikini.  I have seven children; that ship has sailed.

5. I will not pierce any part of my body that I haven't already. (In case you're wondering I've only pierced my ears.)

6. I will not likely sleep past 8am.  If I do, I will thank my husband with a big sloppy kiss, because obviously, he whisked the baby out of the room early.

Whatever you decide to do or not do this coming year, I hope it's 100x better than 2011.  Because if your 2011 was tough you deserve a break.  If your 2011 was awesome, I hope everything only gets better and better!

Here's my New Year wish for you, my dear blog readers:

On New Year's Eve may you drink champagne with your true love while your children who insist on staying up behave beautifully.  May you share the ringing in of the New Year with treasured friends who share your affinity for things wrapped in bacon.  At the very least may your husband start the New Year by bringing you breakfast in bed--eggs, bacon, coffee--but not before like 10:30am.


Anonymous said...

Have you considered that someone living in their home - which happens to be a mobile home - might be offended by the term "trailer trash"? God provided this home for me and I am blessed to have a roof over my head.

Gombojav Tribe said...

I've lived several years of my life in a trailer, too. I'm not offended.

THE Princess Bombshell* said...

HAHA!! The first two comments are great!!! No, Daja didn't consider that. lol I love the way people jump to conclusions and they have no idea who they are talking to or about! HAHA! THAT'S what they got out of your post?! How come they didn't stand up for those who live in the ghetto, work at Carl's Jr., love McD's, getting a tattoo in in '12, or have something pierced! I'm offended, Daj! :-p lol

I would LOOOVE breakfast in bed. But, alas, NY is Sunday, and I will be up on a stage at 10:30am. :-p lol

Wish I was with you! :(

Lady Dorothy said...

I'm a bit offended that you drink champagne and have never been on a diet...but, hey! I can totally go with the first 5 resolutions! (#6 somehow escapes me. LOL) Okay, especially #3. I love how you stated that. "I am a woman after all; I have standards." Amen!

Anonymous said...

I'm having a New Year's Eve Bacon Party! So far we have: bacon wrapped chicken livers (my mom used to make them when I was a kid and I loved them..didn't know it was liver!), bacon pecan pie, bacon rillette with red onion marmalade and I'm totally stealing your bacon/cheese/sourdough recipe. I'll have to let you know what the guests bring!

Gombojav Tribe said...

Add this to your menu:

Whiskey Caramel Marshmallow Bacon Bark!


Sheri said...

MMMMM bacon! And don't forget the black eyed peas on New Years day for good luck. Mom would always make those. A southern tradition. I have tried the diet thing for New Years but never lasts long. You're right about Carl's Jr. (Hardee's here) and McDs. Gross. But I must admit, I used to eat there many moons ago. Living in the south now, it's more white trash. There's even a restaurant in Nashville called White Trash Cafe. I tried to send a picture but can't figure it out if you're even able to. I've never been but Carey has. Sounds lots of fun.

Gombojav Tribe said...

Carl's Jr. advertising is so demeaning to women and often borderline soft porn! It's terrible! I honestly don't see how a woman with any respect for her sex can eat there.

Just my 2cents!

Send me a link to the picture of that cafe! That sounds hilarious.

Mrs. and Mama K said...

the government giving tips on handling debt as a resolution...hilarious!

bettyl said...

Great post and a great idea for celebration! I do love your header and the quote.

Karen Joy said...

How did I miss this??

It's hilarious. I laughed out loud at "that ship has sailed."

I'm not big on new year's resolutions, either. Yours sound good to me, though! I could echo your NOT resolutions, too! Now that I no longer have a nursing baby, about once a month, I get to sleep in until 8, and I do kiss my hubby for that!!!

For the record, if your hubby likes red wine and you think that sparkling red wine might be a good alternative to champagne, kick that thought to the curb because it is not as good as it might sound. :)

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