Tuesday, January 05, 2010
The de-cluttering continues, but great progress was made yesterday. I emptied my shredder bin twice yesterday and it's almost full again. I have much of the files transferred over to the smaller filing cabinet and much of the old files from prior 2008 shredded. My smaller filing cabinet is looking nicely organized too. I need to get myself a file box though, so that I can store all the old income files. They don't need to be in the cabinet, but they do need to be kept yet for awhile.
It's such a feeling of freedom to have this task almost complete. The old filing cabinet will go out into Garry's "new" workshop in the garage where I'm sure he'll find it very useful for storage.
Today I will continue to work on more organizing and de-cluttering. My photos are the next big project that need to be tackled....it's almost daunting, but I will get it done.
File de-cluttering is almost complete.
Our county has organic compost pick-up, so all of my shredded paper gets recycled.
I'm on track with my nutrition and exercise, even got all my water in with some extra yesterday.
Team members who are such a great support and encouragement.
Books to read.
Blessings that come our way each and everyday.
Thank you for stopping by. It's Talking Tuesday, check out the daily challenge.
Have an awesome day,
Monday, January 04, 2010
I'm still on holidays for another week. It feels odd not to be heading out the door for work with the rest of the family. Life feels slightly out of kilter!
I will use this bonus time at home to organize my filing system. I have two file cabinets that I want to go through and downsize to one cabinet. I will at the same time, get all the tax things organized so that when it's time to do the income taxes, I at least will have everyting all in one place.
I'd like to make a start on also getting all my photos organized. I do scrapbooking and there are so many photos that need to be sorted through and decided upon for books. Some of the photos, I will scan into my computer for future projects, others I will discard due to quality, and others I will have ready so that I can complete the 5 books that I presently have on the go!
Once the girls and all their stuff is gone, I will then have room to haul out my doll collection and plate collection and go through them. My interests have changed and I have had these collections packed away for several years. It's time to make some decisions as to which ones, if any, I really want to keep and which ones I will sell.
Can you tell that I'm in a De-clutter mode once again????
Time off work to concentrate on some much needed organization at home.
The freedom that comes with getting rid of things that no longer server me.
Finding new homes for the items that may not serve me, but still have value to someone else.
God in my life.
Thanks for your visit today. Take this day and run with it. Enjoy the blessing of life.
Sunday, January 03, 2010
January 3rd...first day of the Positive Bloggers weekly challenge has begun. This is our first weekly challenge for 2010. If you are a member of the team and haven't yet checked it out...now's the time to do it!
We are starting out with some "back to basics"...and will progress through out the year. Let's see if we can't get our participation up from last year. We have only a handful that participate on a regular basis, we have 124 members! I know that not all members are active all the time, and some join for specific reasons and participate in posts and blogs only. Creating the Daily and Weekly challenges are not always easy and it's disappointing when someone goes to all the trouble to create them and then few participate. My suggestion...if you would like to participate but aren't finding any challenges that you would like to do...then let us know. Those of us that create the challenges would be happy to incorporate your ideas. Better yet...volunteer to take over one of the challenges!
When we join together, we support and encourage each other...the Positive Blogging is vital, but so is team participation. Let's make this a successful year for everyone.
Okay...rant is done! lol
Kaeli's bunny, Nevi, is recovering nicely from her fall yesterday. Appears that she may have only sprained her front leg.
Although I'm not thrilled with gaining weight that I had eliminated, I'm excited to learn from the lessons. I need to track faithfully my nutrition and I need to step up my exercise once again. These were great lessons for me to learn. I also learned that by "NOT" weighing myself on a regular basis, I allowed things to get out of control.
I'm back on track.
My Christmas indoor decorations are all down, not all put away in their proper places as yet. I have to wait until the girls move out this coming weekend to have access to the storage area.
We are expecting snow flurries today....that means "exercise". I'll get to burn some extra calories! woo hoo.
I have one more week off work!
Life...I am alive!
Thank you for stopping by for a visit and listening to me rant. I promise tomorrow will be better! lol ( not the ranting, but the attitude!)
Have an awesome Serenity Sunday,
Saturday, January 02, 2010
My first blog of 2010...how odd it feels to be actually writing the year 2010...it's almost surreal.
Well, we survived another crazy busy month of December and now as things slow down somewhat, I am gearing up for an exciting new year. Not sure exactly why this new year feels so full of anticipation, but it does.
We brought in the New Year with wonderful friends that we have known for almost 30 years. Even though we live so close, it seems we only manage to get together a couple of times a year. Their lives are busy and time just slips away from all of us. It was so nice to just sit around and visit and then watch the celebrations and countdown on TV at midnight. Quin and Shy were out ringing in the new year with friends, Kaeli was home with us. Although, Quin and Shy did "text message" us at midnight to share in the celebrating.
Today we will dismantle all the decorations in the inside of the house and pack them away until next year. We are doing this earlier than usual this year, usually we leave them up until after Ukrainian Christmas on Jan 7th. Not sure why we aren't leaving them up, but it just feels like it's time to get the house back into some organization before work and schedules begin to overload us all again. Decluttering, perhaps!
My word is chosen for 2010, Encouragement.
I'm getting back into being focused on my goals again.
We have had a wonderful family time over the holiday season.
I'm excited about the whatever 2010 has to bring to us.
My cousin will be coming home from Afghanistan for 3 weeks family time in 24 days, even though he will be heading back again, it will be nice for his immediate family to have him home again. What a blessing the internet is for being able to keep in touch.
Our family has a project laid upon our hearts that we are excited about. This next year will be spent in assembling all the items that we know we will need.
My Positive Bloggers team and Sparkpeople for all they represent in my life.
Thank you for stopping by, have a wonderfully blessed day. It's Silly Saturday...so take the time to share a laugh, a giggle or a smile with those around you.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
2009 is almost over, our first decade in this new century! WOW.
I usually don't remember exactly what I was doing on New Years 10 years ago, but perhaps because 2000 was such a significant year that is why the day is so marked in my memory.
So much hype took place as to whether or not the "world" systems would crash. Was the world as we knew it going to end. Amazing, we are still all here and going strong.
Now the next so called world catastrophe is 2012...the Mayan calendar ends. I don't believe the world will end, but I do believe there will be major shifts and changes that will take place. They are already starting and having been in place for some time now. The next years will be interesting and hopefully mankind will make wise choices in all aspects of their lives.
So instead of "worrying" about things that are not yet come, I will take the gift of each day that I have in the "present" and I will concentrate on being the best that I can be. I will do my best to make wise and healthy choices not only for myself, but as much as possible for my family and for Mother Earth. I will do my best to cultivate a loving, caring and positive attitude towards others as well as myself, I will take the gift of each day of life and learn to express gratitude and joy for the blessing and opportunity to be alive and grow spiritually. I will be the change that I desire to see in this world.
We have a new decade before us, let us all work to make it the best decade yet!
Being blessed with a deeper understanding of what it means to be creator of my own life circumstances.
Having my family around me.
This past decade of learning personal as well as spiritual truths.
My relationship with God.
Connecting with others who share the same desire to become all that we have been created to be.
A healthier me, mentally, physically and spiritually.
The opportunity to "plan" ahead, but the knowledge to know that "today" is the only guarantee that I have been given.
Wishing all who stop by a wonderfully Blessed 2010. Let today be the day that you commit to honoring the life you have been given. Thank you for taking the time to stop by for a visit. I look forward to sharing a new year of growth and success with you.
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