Thursday, January 3, 2013


Today, I am grateful for the days I can stay home and organize! I love to organize things but it seems like it is a losing battle when it is just me against 4 others who don't care about having things in their place. :) But, that is okay - most of the time. I was able to just hang out in my jammies all day and organize files, kids school work, find things that I can sell or at least try and get rid of that are not needed any longer. It feels good to let things go, to know I will be able to find things when I need them. I guess there are some advantages to living in a house with not enough storage space and not enough places to put things. It makes me go through our stuff more often and downsize and really thinks about the things that really matter to me and what I can part with. So, today I am just grateful that I have days where I can just go at my own pace and get the things done on my own time.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Years

I don't just make resolutions once a year. I feel like I am always making some and always re-evaluating and trying to find ways to improve. It is a constant for me. I have a lot of things to work on. But, I am grateful for the beginning of a new year to look at what I did last year and think how I can make it just a little bit better. Last year I decided to pick one word and focus on it. That word was Family. I wanted to make more memories with my kids and husband and just focus on them. I did good for awhile and then stopped. Then tried again and stopped. You see where this is going... I think it was a good think to focus on and I think it was great to have just one thing to work on that seemed to incorporate a lot of other little things. I haven't decided if I will try and do my resolutions this same way again this year, or go back to the "standard" way of making new goals or think of something else. I am still thinking on it. I am grateful that I have lots of opportunities to make changes in my life and hopefully in the lives of my children. I will write some things down in a different journal and see what I can accomplish this year. I hope it is more than last year and I hope it makes a significant difference in my life and the lives of my family. I am grateful for a new year to live and grow and be better and to learn!