Wednesday, January 15, 2014

2014 Here I Come!

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....!

Not yet....

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!!!

The problem is that I can't get my chores done because I am so caught

up in reading these

I guess my point is.....

that even though I didn't make any resolutions this year...


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.


So actually writing this out is another motivational

and accountability strategy for me.

Did I tell you that I will be 50 this year?


Now I'm really dreaming.....hahaha!

Can you see the angel and devil sitting on each of my shoulders?

But my saying this year is this...

Amen and Amen!


Our Neck of the Woods said...

I'm glad you are feeling better! I have no doubt that you will reach your goals for the year. You can do it!

I'm trying to declutter as well. I do tend to hold on to things "just in case" or for the future when I really never need them. It's the pack rat in me!

Tete said...

I am so glad you are feeling better, physically and mentally.
First thing you need to do is come and kick me in the butt and get me started, too.
I know all about the stuff that just hangs around year after year.
So, keep only what you LOVE. Not like. LOVE.
That's a good way to start. Can't wait to see how it all turns out.
You know, your life is anything but ordinary. You have spunk!

Willow said...

Glad to hear you feel better. I came running over here to make sure . Whew I am out of breather , I need to do the fit and 50 thingie too lol You'd think all the farm chores would keep me pretty fit . I haven't been blogging this past week , Shh don't tell my ponies I have been out looking at big horses . Yup gonna bring one home any day now . You'd think at my age I'd be looking for one on it's last leg but nope you know me, the two I fell in love with are both young ex racehorses ! Good thing I am a pretty good horse whisperer.
Now get better so you can come ride with me in the Spring . hee hee

Florida Farm Girl said...

Good luck, dear girl. Definitely time to head toward your goals. (Just like for all of us.) Glad you finally beat the crud.

Debbie S. said...

Lisa, I'm with you on the getting healthy thing! Maybe you can check up on me and me on you and together we can lose what we don't need (like all the Little Debbies, choc. covered almonds, ice cream, butter covered pop tarts, etc.)