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End of Month Recap – December 2013

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December has come and gone in a whirlwind it seems. And here we are on New Year’s Eve, taking down Christmas decorations, unpacking from trips to see family, organizing and finding places for our new things…and preparing for a new year.

At the beginning of the month I wondered how I would get it all done. And now it’s all over. And it got done. And we were blessed beyond measure. Here is how I did on my December goals.

1. Health and Healing

*Sleep – I have been getting lots of sleep lately.

*Chiropractic care – I kept up with my two visits a week. Now my visits are slowing down.

*Allergies – The whole family has been tested for allergies now. My son has a lot of food allergies. My daughter and husband have a lot of environmental allergies. We’re working on making our house cleaner and more allergen-friendly right now.

*Thyroid – I get my thyroid checked again today. I know things are still off. So we’ll see what happens with my medication dose after the results come back.

2. Writing

With the crazy busy month of December I didn’t have much time or energy for writing. But don’t worry. I’m still here. Even if things are a little slower for a bit. And I’m excited for the changes coming to the blog in January!

3. Food

I’ve been keeping everyone fed. I do feel like I get in a rut with food for my son. So I’m trying to brainstorm new things for him.

4. Mommy Daughter Date

We went to see The Nutcracker! So much fun.

5. Crafts

I did manage to finish the homemade gifts I was making. Next year I need to start much earlier if I want homemade gifts πŸ˜›

6. Acceptance

This has been a month and a year full of learning to accept. I’ve learned to accept things that don’t go the way I expected. And I’m also learning that sometimes it’s hard for me to accept when good things happen. My fear kicks in that somehow they will be taken away or that it’s too good to be true. So I continue to learn acceptance one day at a time.


  1. I’d say you had a very good month! What a way to close out the year! πŸ™‚

    I’m looking forward to seeing the new blog and all of the new changes to come!

    What did you end up making for homemade gifts? I saw the necklaces you made Julie and your mom – they were so cute!! I ended up getting something very similar from Jaime.. it has two circlular pieces with the kids’ names on them and a pseudo-birds nest (it’s oval shaped with two white pearls in it) all on one chain. Super cute!

    Btw, did you get your Berkey for Christmas? I never asked you what you got from Justin and the kids!

  2. Mary Voogt says:

    Thanks, Sara.

    I made the necklaces for both moms and Julie. I painted wooden spoons for Julie and my SIL. And I made the ring holders for both moms. They were all pretty simple. But honestly I’m amazed I got them done πŸ˜›

    No water filter. I’m guessing that won’t happen…at least not for a while. Justin got me lots of clothes…comfy pants, fleece tops, slippers. And a nice weight set so I can actually do some lifting! Rebecca got me jewelry. Abram got me an MSU shirt. Finally someone got me one after having it on my list for years πŸ˜‰ I have lots of money to spend on clothes now…but I think I’ll wait a bit before I do any shopping πŸ™‚

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