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Sunday, December 30, 2012

About Those Changes Coming In 2013

About Those Changes Coming in 2013...

So many of you get so excited when we talk about living a charmed life and getting more organized.  I've had so many people email, private message me on facebook and even stop me when I'm out and about and tell me how motivating the blogs are on getting organized and working towards making our lives better in many ways.

One friend said she was washing windows and her husband came in and he said, "What in the world are you DOING?"  She said, "I'm washing windows....Kay would NOT like these dirty windows."  hahaha   Nooooooooooooo I don't like dirty windows...but I get them too...we all do....
And another thing I can't stand is a dirty kitchen floor.  Now I don't want a carpet on my kitchen floor...I like the shiny vinyl...but goodness you can't keep that thing clean.  I'll bet I sweep our kitchen 2-3 times a day and mop it at least once a day and then often have to bend down or get on my knees and wipe up spots....I think the older WE get in the canyon...the messier we get.

I was down on my knees wiping up a couple of spots on Christmas day and Kev came in the kitchen and he said, "MOOOOOOOM....it's CHRISTMAS....can't that wait until toMORROW?"  hahaha  I said, 'This is a daily thing in the canyon...I can't stand a dirty floor...or visible spots or crumbs..I do this 2 or 3 or 4 times a day" And he just said, "Golly geeezzz" and walked off.....hahaha

Now don't think for a minute our home is immaculate....A friend was talking the other day...about that little sign we've all seen and it says "My house is clean enough to be healthy, but dirty enough to be happy"....ok that's our house....EXCEPT...Billy isn't that concerned with "happy" HE wants CLEAN...PERIOD  :-/  So in the canyon...there are days when we both win some and lose some....I'd say I do my best....but that would be a lie....I have lazy days just like most folks...and I'm SO SO unorganized.

But back to so many of you liking the blogs about living a charmed life.....DO YOU REALIZE...that to LIVE a charmed life....we first must CREATE a charmed life?  Charmed lives...don't just happen...they are built....one day at a time...And they should start with organization AND you can't have a charmed life..."I" don't think..unless your life is filled with LOVE and old fashioned romance...that's why...at age 66...I've decided to start over with my creation of a charmed life....I live in LaLa Land with the geezer of my dreams and I have a storybook life...but I want it CHARMING...  :-)   AND there's no better time than now....to MAKE it a charmed life....so here we go....

I AM...like a good and dependable car with a heavy foot on the accelerator....I'm all revved up...but I keep forgetting to take myself out of PARK.....

I've had several ask what I'm going to put in my pie chart for my "2013 make it my best life" project.
Well...I told a few things when I talked about this the other day...I first want to be the best wife and mom and homemaker I can possibly be...and I'm a far cry from any of those beCAUSE of me being so unorganized.  I keep a pretty neat...warm and fuzzy home...but my cabinets are too crammed and so are our closets...I'm going to cull and organize every inch of this house....When I'm done..it's going to look like Billy has done it....hahahahaha
AND I'm going to buy a few things and foo foo a little differently...DO YOU KNOW...that I NEVER EVER buy anything for our home?  I never buy new furniture..and don't want any of that...I love older things and gently worn and loved...with it's own history or story...I'd cringe if I had something in here that looked or smelled NEW....eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeegads!!!    But I hope to change some bedding and pillow decor...and possibly throw rugs....Now some folks don't like throw rugs and pillows...but to me...they make a house a home...And I'll have to buy new rugs if I do that...but the pillows will NOT come from a department store...they'll be handmade and look like I've had them 50 years when I put them out....Oh I've got just a few small things I'm going to add...I'm still thinking and planning...I'm not an impulse shopper.....But I'll keep you posted...And Kim will take pics and post when I'm done...You can have a picture tour of our home....how's that?  She says we must start adding pics to the blog and even homemade videos now and then....so that'll be a good place to start....

I'm going to add travel as one of my slices of pie....Now next week...when I first fill out my pie chart...I'll have to start at about a 2 on travel...because we just haven't done much of that at all...But I told Billy yesterday I wanted to take at least one trip each quarter and at least one day trip a month and more on both if we can work it in....And he said, "Okie DOKIE!!!!!!"   I want to visit Colorado Springs in 2013...and walk the trails of the Smoky Mountains and I guess take the geezer to Florida...I'm not much on Florida anymore...but he wants to start in the panhandle and go all the way around the coastline...so I guess since he's helping me with my travel project I'll do that for him....And then the 4th 'quarterly trip' is still up in the air for now....I want to go to the Redwood Forest one of these days...but we'll take a 2nd honeymoon and go there when Kim goes on HER honeymoon...and no...she isn't engaged or anything or doesn't even have a fiance' as you all well know...but I have a mustard seed...and that mustard seed faith will take care of THAT issue...THEN we'll all 4 go on honeymoons...in 2 different directions...  :-)  Shall we pray.....

AND...this is going to be the hardest of my pie slices...I'm going to read the bible thru in one year.  I know many of you have done this several times...but as I've said, I'm very unorganized and I don't stick with anything....I've THOUGHT about it...but I've never really tried it.  So I went online yesterday and found a "Thru the bible in one year...website" and it really explains as it goes...and you have a 25 minute daily bible reading...so I'm going to give that my best shot....

And I'm going to really work on the piano....I LOVE playing piano...but I want to learn to play piano by ear....so I'm going to work on that......And there's so much more....it's going to be a very busy and exciting year...Lord willing and the creek don't rise....

Well....what are YOU all putting on YOUR pie slices?  This IS your chance to be a better you in 2013....And Lord willin'...we're all going to be here doing SOMETHING ...'anyway'...so we may as well be spending our time making improvements.....don'tcha think?   I'm sooooooooooooo excited...and I've already kind of started...I needed a running jump...because I was starting so far in the negative in the first place...    :-/

Post, email or private message me and tell me if you're going to do this....and we'll help each other....

Peace and love from the canyon...I love you all gobs...and thanks so much for stopping by...this has been a birdseye view of the katydid and until next time...you are loved....