New Years day is usually pretty bittersweet for me.
It marks the new day of a new year full of new adventures.
A time to rethink things and think about the coming days ahead and how I want to see myself in the those days and months.
I look forward to it every year for that reason.
However, it also marks the day that my Papa passed away.
January 1, 1997 he went home to Heaven to meet his Lord and Savior and to be with my Grammy and his family, he would have been 90 that year.
I miss them both so very much.
This isn't a post about that particular day, that, I may share another time, but I wanted you to know what the first day of the new year means to me and that is a big part of it.
Before I share with you my personal and project goals for the new year I wanted to share this....
All the Christmas stuff was down and put away except for the tree.
I saved it for last because of this..
can you see my dilemma??
Sooooo not working!!!!
So I quick went out and purchased this little life saver for $10.00!
The tree bag was the best $10.00 spent!!!!
Some of my goals......
I am really excited about the projects that I have in mind for 2011.
I would really like to make things simple as far as decorating and try to incorporate bigger punches into my decor.
Here are a few examples of what I mean..
This chair (the man chair) found its way into our living room after each child was born, after the last one it managed to stay.
I think it is about 100 years old!
Ok, not really, but it was my parents for a long time and my oldest is 12 so that is close to 100 years I think.
My goal is to replace it this year.
I have a few ideas swirling around my head for the mantel.
The white floor (sorry about the bad picture) is great.
The fact that it is sub-flooring is not so great.
Hopefully this year we can add a real floor!
And then there is my daughters room.
I made a promise to her a while ago,
you can read about that here,
and still have kept that promise, but things are progressing a little slower than expected.
I do know that we will be starting off on the right foot in the new year and hopefully we can get moving on her room..
I have ALOT of ideas for her little beach retreat!!
As far as personal goals go I want to simplify, simplify, simplify!
2010 seemed to be very busy for me and things got out of control.
I would loose things,
and just felt so overwhelmed at times that I would have mini panic attacks.
I want to cut out the extra noise in my life and listen to what really matters, be calm and soak in things around me that I love!
I want to take better care of myself and my family.
I want to be able to relax and go with the flow as best as I can.
I do consider myself a type A-, B+ personality;
but still a little uptight on certain things.
I know that this isn't going to happen overnight and hopefully I will learn new and exciting things about myself and those that I love along the way..as you know it is the journey,
not the destination.
I also wanted to take a moment (I know this post is really LONG, sorry!! )
to thank you all for joining me on my journey and encouraging me, inspiring me and guiding me along the way.
I have met some incredible people in blogland, developed friendships that will last a lifetime and just plain enjoyed all of you wonderful and talented ladies and gentleman!