03 October, 2008

As Much As Things Change...

... it seems that they remain the same! I keep a journal, I have for many years. I record hopes, dreams, aspirations, goals. While hunting for something else(!) the other day I happened upon a journal from 1996, this entry from early January caught my eye and held my attention, it was a list:

1. Become better organized.
2. Finish old projects before beginning new ones, namely (here was a list of 6 quilts I was working on at that time)*
3. Pay attention to weight by eating smart.
4. Be more patient.
5. Exercise daily. ( see entry #3!)
6. Pray deliberately and diligently.
*It might be of interest to note that only 3 of the listed 6 quilts are finished~ 12+ years later!

I could easily write this very same list today! It's sobering (and a little scary) to discover that my hopes, my goals, haven't changed one bit since then. I'm still working on, and wishing for, the very same things! And yet, as much as it seems that things remain unchanged, our little Mason is changing... he's ten weeks old now and growing sweeter and more precious by the day!

... I think I'll go to work on a new list...
Life is Good!
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14 comments:

quiltteacher said...

He is truly a beautiful baby. So glad I finally got to meet the little fellow in person! He is a keeper.

Janet said...

Adorable little grandbaby photo! They change so much every day!

I think we all could live by your list of goals - they are worthy of a re-run even if it is 12 years later!

Shasta said...

The list of goals is timeless, and I'm sure it looks exactly like the recurring goals of many other people, including myself.

Salem Stitcher said...

Your list could be my list. It really is amazing what creatures of habit we are.

Sweet picture of Mason. He sure is changing, isn't he!

Nancy said...

He's such a pretty baby and seems to be loaded with personality, too. Keep the pictures coming!

Another Grandmom, Near Philadelphia

scraphappy said...

Like all of us, you are a work in progress. Even if you goals remain the same, you continue to get closer to reaching them. Enjoy the journey.

paula, the quilter said...

I, too, keep a journal. It is surprising to look back at some entries and to see the way the journals themselves have changed. When I was going through a rough patch, I would journal through it, which helped me. But then I thought about future people who might read my journal (!!!) so I painted over the entries and then glued and sketched on top of the paint. Whew! I won't be embarrassed even when I'm dead and gone. Little Mason is so cute. Thanks for sharing his pictures.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Your list looks just like my list! blessings, marlene

em's scrapbag said...

Precious little guy. Your goals are wonderful and worthwhile.

Nan said...

Mason is getting cuter by the day, isn't he? It does my heart good to know I'm not the only one who's to-do list hasn't changed much over the years. We do our best, don't we? It's just that some days my best is better than other days! I think I'll work on a new list myself.....

Ms. Jan said...

I guess we are who we are throughout the years, but look at the bright side, at least you're consistent! Mason is just getting cuter each day!

Rhonda said...

Your list is like my list!

Mason is so cute!

Tanya said...

Yes, I can see how an old journal could be a little scary and somewhat humorous too. I am not pulling my old ones out yet. Just reading old blog posts leaves my head shaking.

Todd, Kari, Anna and Gracie said...

Ohhhhhhh little Mason!!! He is soooo sweet!!! It's like what my grandmother would say, "It would take a huge truck to clean up all the suger that a sweet baby makes." Whatever it meant...I heard it through my entire childhood..lol..Mason makes me think of what my grandmother might of been talking about..lol