Happy New Year to my blogger friends! I hope your 2019 has begun on a happy and positive note. It’s hard to believe another Christmas has come and gone and another year has passed. I’m (as usual) asking the proverbial question: Where does the time go???
Way back in 2010 (was that really 9 years ago??), I wrote a blog post about how I don’t make NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS. (You can read that here .) Well, I still don’t! I never kept the ones I made, so why make them? I did write in that post about some PLANS I had for the New Year. I just read back over that post and am glad to see that I did accomplish many of those:) I do have to admit though that I didn’t complete them all in that year! But, hey! Better late than never, right?
So I thought I would put pen to paper (rather fingers to keyboard) once again and come up with some new (and maybe some old) PLANS to try and accomplish this year.
1) CONTINUE TO DECLUTTER!
I have done well with this over the past 2 years but there’s still more that I could do. There are things in the attic that really need to go. But WHAT DO YOU DO with the potty chair your mama used to potty train you or the crib in which yourself, your 3 siblings, and 2 cousins slept? And what about all those softball and baseball trophies that belong to your husband and son from their glory days? (I may just leave those behind for my son to deal with after I’m on my way to Heaven😊)
2) USE UP MY STASH OF CRAFTING SUPPLIES
Do I really need all those pipe cleaners, jingle bells, and wiggly eyes? And for some reason my stash of scrapbooking paper seems to be multiplying. I’m thinking I see some projects on the horizon.
3) SEND MORE CARDS, LETTERS & EMAILS & MAKE MORE PERSONAL VISITS
I have some friends and relatives that are going through hard times. I’m fairly good at sending get-well & sympathy cards, but I know I could do better. And I need to get out the cookie sheets and bake up some treats to take to those who could use some cheering up.
4) CLEAN OUT MY PINTEREST FILES
I absolutely LOVE Pinterest, BUT!!!! I have waaaayyyyy too many pins on most of my boards, and with some of them I need to use them or lose them. I mean, I pin things but then forget about them. This will be a major undertaking!
5) TRY YOGA
I’ve had this on my To Do List for quite awhile. Maybe this will be the year I finally delve into it. I’ve been going to the gym since last April and have been pleased with my progress, but the stretching would probably add a lot to my exercise routine.
6) DO SOMETHING ABOUT ALL THOSE RECIPES I'M HOARDING!!!
Lawsy…I have 100s, not even including all the cookbooks. I did pair down the cookbooks a few years back, but I have several photo albums turned recipe keepers that I need to sort through. I don’t need 14 different recipes for Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!
7) BE MORE ADVENTUROUS
Our lives (hubby’s and mine) have really gotten into a rut. We are sitting at home with him playing Candy Crush and me on my laptop much too much! We need to find some new entertainment outlets!!! Maybe we should go on that THRIFT STORE CIRCUIT in Alabama that my cousin recently told me about. Looks like it might be fun. (Of course, if I find a lot of stuff then I will have to go back to #1 on my list!) You can read about it
Well, there is lots more I need to put on my GET IT DONE LIST, but this is enough for starters. It will be interesting to look back at the end of the year and see if I accomplished any of this!
So what are your PLANS for the New Year? Let’s get motivated together!!!