I know......I haven't been here in a while.
After FINALLY getting over the flu it felt good to feel good!
So I have been working really hard at cleaning and organizing this house.
The week that I was in the bed sick put me really far behind.
I just got all the Christmas stuff up!
And now the sun has been shining and it's not so very cold and
this has really energized me.
Now don't go crazy and think that I have enough done to actually show you....
but I'm determined to get rid of some of this stuff and clutter!
I have reached a point in my life where I think "why did I buy all of this stuff?"
I truly don't want or need very much.
I am learning not to hold on to every little thing....for that "just in case" moment.
I've already told someone they can have the "stuff" that I am cleaning out for their yard sale.
And I told them to pick a load up Friday......see.....
I'm making myself accountable and giving me a deadline!
Another motivation point for me is that as soon as Spring starts to arrive I want to be outside.
So I need to take care of this inside organization now!
And I'm really hoping that if I can accomplish this goal then it will help me with
starting a whole new way of life.
I can concentrate on eating in a healthier way and exercising more.
I want to try to write a book!
I want to finally take steps to a more "homestead" way of life.
I absolutely love to read blogs about this way of life!
The "designer" blogs are pretty and show beautiful homes but
what makes my heart soar is the blogs about canning, and cooking,
and cleaning and chores.
These homes don't have to have one cute thing in them and you show me a counter
with rows of canned tomatoes and a chair with knitting needles and yarn
and I am in heaven!
One of my favorites is http://down---to---earth.blogspot.com/!!!
The problem is that I can't get my chores done because I am so caught
up in reading these blogs...lol.
I guess my point is.....
that even though I didn't make any resolutions this year...
2014 IS GOING TO BE A GREAT YEAR FOR ME!
I'm going to make changes in my life and stop coasting!
I have a great marriage, great kids and a personal relationship with Jesus!
There is no reason that I can't make my dreams a reality!
Can you tell I'm giving myself a pep talk?
Consistency is a real problem of mine.
BUT NOT THIS YEAR!!!
So actually writing this out is another motivational
and accountability strategy for me.
Did I tell you that I will be 50 this year?
FIT AND FIFTY NOT FAT AND FIFTY!
Now I'm really dreaming.....hahaha!
Can you see the angel and devil sitting on each of my shoulders?..lol
But my saying this year is this...
Amen and Amen!