Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
New Year's Resolutions
I finished bedspread square #80 of 132 last week. That leaves 52 squares. And 52 weeks in a year. If I can get in a few hours a week (each square takes about five and a half to six hours), and supplement with a couple vacations largely dedicated to the project (I made eight squares in eight days on my Thanksgiving vacation), I think I can average a square a week. Then I'll have from January through April of '09 to assemble the squares and crochet the border in time for my mom's 80th birthday.
In the realm of spiritual disciplines, I'm going to try a modified version of the M'Cheyne Bible reading pan. The family and private reading, it seems to me, could easily be split into two years. So I'm going to start with the schedule for private reading and try to do that this year. I'm always starting such plans, and never succeeding with them, so I thought it might be good to begin somewhere other than Genesis for a change.
And in general I'll continue my ongoing quest to acquire a level of self-discipline somewhat superior to that of the average spoiled 2-year-old brat. How 'bout you? Feeling resolute this January 1?
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 2:07 PM
On January 2, 2008 1:46 PMpentamomwrote... Oh, do blog them sweetiepie. Especially the one about your resolve toward your wife. ;-)
On January 3, 2008 9:20 AMpentamomwrote... Rather than tax my easily confused brain reading over that M'Cheyne Bible reading plan and trying to figure it out myself, I'll just ask: if you do only the family or only the private, does it take two years? It appears that way on first glance.
On January 6, 2008 2:02 PMpentamomwrote... It taxes my brain to figure out where in that sentence my question is definitively answered. ;-) Whether you meant that you could adapt the chart that way, or that each set of reading already does actually cover half the Bible is precisely what I was unsure of. But I gather from your response that the answer is yes. :-)
On January 7, 2008 9:58 AMValerie (Kyriosity)wrote... Yes. I'm sorry for being obnoxious! :-P It can be split into two years. I am purposing to do half of it (the private) this year and the other half (the family) next year.