Happy New Year.
Last year, I resolved to do two things:
1.) Change my eating habits to become healthier and to lose 50 pounds by my 50th birthday. I changed my eating. I lost 55 pounds by my 50th and 71 for the year.
2.) Read through the Bible chronologically in a year. There were a couple of times that I had to read 3 days worth at once but I did it.
In 2011, I resolve four things:
1.) Continue eating my new way and lose the last 33 pounds (and then find away to maintain the loss)
2.) Read through the Bible in a year.
3.) Take at least 1 picture per day and pick my favorite so at the end of the year I will have 365 pictures of the year. My goal is to take seven pictures at the end of the week and make them into one page and then at the end of the year, make a yearbook that has 52 pages.
4.) Blog more — post the pictures, tell the stories, and share the scriptures
On the third day of December, I listened to
my all time favorite Latin song
On the second day of December, I listened to
Mr. Christmas sing
On the first day of December, I listened to
Dragons are mighty beasts
That can be easily handled
We went to Knott’s Berry Farm for most of Thanksgiving Day. My husband and I love to ride on steam trains. Since it was a holiday, Knott’s was running the steam engine (instead of the diesel bus which is also very cool). We couldn’t find a seat on the first train we were in line for so we got off and were first in line for the next one. While we were waiting, my husband started asking about the cars on the siding with the attendant. The attendant called over the engineer to answer his questions. He asked her if they ever allowed people to tour the cars. She said sometimes if there the other engineer had time between giving breaks. She arranged for us to meet the other engineer who not only allowed us to tour the cars on the siding but also gave us a tour of the “round” house. We got to see the other steam engine which was warming up after a month off for service, a parlor car and a car that is being restored. All of these cars are from the late 1800’s when train travel was elegant. It was a totally cool tour and we got to see a side of Knott’s that was new to us.