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A New Year - A New Start

Wednesday, January 02, 2013


Another year has started and I am starting over (again!). While I never really quit, I need to periodically "restart" my efforts to focus more and get some results. The hectic pace of the holidays are over and this is usually a good time for me to get my act together.

2012 was a year of accomplishing a bunch of things, but weight loss wasn't one of them. I traveled to Europe for the first time in 35 years and thoroughly enjoyed traveling again. I redecorated my dining room including painting the walls and trim myself, buying a new rug, a new statement painting, a new wrought iron chandelier and recovering the 8 dining room chairs myself. The room is essentially finished with its overhaul. There are only a few more accessories to buy when I can find what I am looking for, but it looks finished. 2013 will involve redoing some pieces of a few rooms in the house. I plan to purchase a new stainless cooktop. My current one was put in when the house was built and it is a glass top, white gas cooktop. I am slowly converting over to stainless as appliances are replaced. The microwave was done in 2011 when it finally gave out. I plan to purchase new side chairs for my den and hopefully get that room finished. It never seems to end. I guess it is true what they say, as soon as you think you are finished it is time to start over again.

My Christmas decorations will be coming down on Sunday (Twelfth Night) and my Mardi Gras decorations will go up as that season gets into swing. It will be a short Mardi Gras season this year with Mardi Gras in mid-February.

The beginning of a new year is a good time to take stock and put together plans for the new year. I am hoping this year will get me back on track with my weight loss.

Happy New Year everyone,

Cathy
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