Thursday, January 2, 2014

A Holiday Hope and 2014 Goal

I hope your Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa  and New Year were smashing!

Surely, they were filled with delicious treats,

that were made with love and great care.

Perhaps some surprises came your way this year.

Peaches got the "big" present at our house this year. 
She is very pleased with it.

Macy enjoyed many presents, especially the cat toys.

Me being me, I wanted something wild and crazy for Christmas this year.

My brilliant husband and my darling daughter answered my Christmas wish.

I took my first try at snowshoeing today. It was great fun!

I did fall down once when I was trying to turn around.

Last year I logged 344.85 miles (plus 733 minutes of other exercise) and most of them were outside. With these awesome snowshoes I'll be able to start the new year working some new muscles.


A new year has begun and lots of people are making resolutions. For me, resolutions are easily broken, so I make goals.  I'm not going to state the obvious ones (write more, read more, exercise more, eat less etc...) because we all want to do those. 

 In 2014 I will:
- be happy.
- treat myself the way I treat my friends.
not let other people's behavior affect my life. 
- voice my opinion and not feel bad about having one.
- live my life in a way that makes me happy and fulfilled.
- associate with people who make me happy.

What WILL you do in 2014?


  1. I think your goals are realistic. Even better--they're healthy for your mind like those snowshoes are healthy for your body. Enjoy!

  2. Those goals are just fine.
    You must really love snow. I like snow too, but am chicken with any sports with the snow.
    For 2014, my goal is to simply stay healthy so I don't become a burden on my kids. I like to play with my gran kids when they visit me. So I need muscles too.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  3. wow! cool pics. love the one where you look like nanook of the north. ha ha. im glad you and your family had a nice and cats too. your goals are great... especially "be happy." for sue you deserve that. im wishing you and everyone in the mayhew house a happy and wonderful new year. and hugs from lenny

  4. Looks like you are off to a good start for 2014 Sharon!
    Wishing you a most wonderful 2014!
    xo Catherine

  5. I bet that one gift was a chair!
    Surrounding yourself with people who make you feel happy is a very wise thing.

  6. Those are great goals! I'm not the resolution type either. Love the snowshoes - have fun with them (they do use different muscles!!) :)

  7. I love your goals, Sharon. Healthy in all ways. Happy New Year!

  8. LOVE all the pictures and the goals!! You are so awesome, Little Miss Sharon! <3

  9. My, you log a lot of miles.

    Completely agree about goals rather than resolutions!

  10. Sharon, those are wonderful goals. Very obtainable. I didn't set any resolutions this year, but did set one big goal that will help everything else fall into place. My goal is to get completely organized this year. Organize is my word for 2014.

  11. I love the goals you set. I hope you have a blessed 2014. :-)

    My goals are up at my blog.

  12. Your tree with presents under it looks just like ours! Admirable goals, Sharon. Have a wonderful 2014.

    I'd like to surround myself with positive-thinking people.

  13. I loved those snowy pics on Facebook! You go, girl!

    Best of luck with you 2014 goals. Hop over and sign up with my creed and we can forge ahead toward meeting those goals together!

    Happy New Year, dear friend.

  14. Hi Sharon,

    Lovely to read and note that you had a nice holiday season.

    Keep maintaining that healthy lifestyle, my friend. I know you shall continue to surround yourself with people who are good for your well being and thus good for them.

    I spent Christmas alone and stayed online all day to be there for others who might need a chat.

    A wonderful start to the New Year. I shall continue to discreetly be in the background trying to be of support and encouragement.

    Here's to a lovely, healthy New Year to you and your loved ones.


    Gary :)

  15. H Sharon - I've been hidden under dust sheets - so your bright photos of snow shoes and sparkling snow shine through .. though I'm glad we don't have it!

    The shortbread looks rather delicious too .. and I love the cat's climber .. sounds like a great Mayhew Christmas was had by one and all ..

    and we can't do better than positive thoughts ... love Lenny's comment ..

    Happy New Year - cheers Hilary

  16. I love your goals! Best of luck meeting them. My goals never really waver. I try to run and do strength training weekly. I always want to have more patience with students and my family. I need to spend more time with my family, and make a set time to write so I'm not on my laptop all the day long... Time management. :) Christy

  17. Wow--snow shoes? You are one brave lady. I don't even want to wear my boots outside! Like you, I make goals and really try to attain them. You have made some we all should do--especially hang out with people who are upbeat and good to be around. That will lift our spirits. Hope your January was awesome!