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Sunday, January 01, 2012

If you've read my Jan blog you already know I did my goals in Cozi and can't copy/paste them so I pic'd them here... hope you can read them okay! :)

Explanation for the bedroom: My brother was living in my house and I had a bedroom in the basement as I was living in Detroit and moved back a few weeks before kicking him out (drug issues - we put him on a plane to Phoenix so his daughter could take care of him and he's doing a LOT! better now PTL!) and I never moved my bed upstairs and my room was a mess and I was sinking into a depression (actually writing this I've realized my depression wasn't a year long as I was thinking but was growing for the last 4 or 5 years and I guess maybe it peaked this year) so anyway I got a cat and didn't want her in the bedroom mess (she was a kitten at the time) so I was sleeping on the couch with her and over time and lack of doing anything I'm still here... sleeping on the couch. I'd love to have a bedroom again and need to get my brothers stuff out of the one room in my little house that's a real bedroom and take it over. I couldn't just move in as the closet is packed with his stuff and reeks of cigaretes (I'm asmatic and HATE cigaretes) so I have to pack up his stuff and store it in the basement (which means getting bricks for the floor as it sometimes leaks a bit down there) and then washing and/or painting the walls to seal the stench in.

Oh, and my life gets put on hold in mid-August which is why I stop and start maintenance there. I do a renessance faire from mid-August until the first weekend of October, then there's the holidays and life is way to hectic to start anything new! I tend to get a bit stressed out this time of year (it's also my work's "year end" and I have to get everything ready for the next fiscal year) and I also tend to get sick this time of year so I have to take it as low key as possible.

OOPS! I forgot to add to my goals to meditate 10 minutes a day as a stress reliever/metime/balancing act :)
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  • BARBIE176
    emoticon Great goals and they are totally achievable! I can definitely relate to the cigarette smell problem. I don't have asthma, but I do have extreme allergies esp. to smells, not only cigarettes, but also cleansers and perfume. Good luck on achieving your goals and PTL that your brother is doing better! Sit back and have an amazing journey this year!
    2263 days ago
  • RFJSJ50
    Making changes, whether they be mental or deal with our physical surroundings, is always difficult. I had an entire basement full of teaching materials when I retired a four years ago. It took me a year before I had the physical and mental stamina to deal with it. Now, my basement is a great place to walk laps while doing laundry!
    Just take each day as it comes and do the very best you can on that day. That's all any of us can do.
    I'm intrigued by the idea of the renessance faire. How are you involved in it?
    Stay focused, determined, and strong!
    2267 days ago
    I wish you good luck moving all your brother's things out and getting your bedroom back! I have a similar task with my office...I have so much in there that it is overwhelming and hard to know where to start..I guess we just have to start doing it in small steps. I made a goal to work on it for one hour a week. We can do it! emoticon
    2267 days ago
    Your whole year is too overwhelming for me. I need to simplify my life and take one thing at a time. I wish you well with your plans and hope to see next year at this time what you ended up accomplishing. Good luck to you!
    2268 days ago
    Whew!! I feel like such a sloth because my resolutions don't include doing so much! GO YOU!! Makes me want to get up and start cleaning!
    2268 days ago
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