Friday, January 13, 2012

Checking In!

Wow! It's been 10 days since I posted last!

It doesn't really seem that long but work has been crazy busy since I went back after having a week off at Christmas.

I've been busy at home too . . . trying to keep things together. You know how that is. When there is way too many things on your "to do" list and not enough hours in the day or energy in your body?

I am just trying to keep on keeping on!

The only reason I found time to blog now is that I fell asleep on the couch earlier in the evening and didn't bake a cake for a birthday tomorrow at work. It's for a special young lady (my BFF's daughter) or I might have just scrapped the idea of baking a cake. So. I have the cake in the oven and to prevent falling asleep again (with the cake in the oven), I thought I would check in here in blogland.

I've been trying to get to my "30 Spaces in 60 Days" list but it's hard during the week. I am hoping to cross a few off my list this weekend.

The cake is almost done but before I end this post, I have a picture to share of our furkids. Every morning when Allison gets up, she gives them a plastic kid's cup of water from the tub for them to have a little morning drink. As soon as they hear her get up, they come running . . . if they aren't already waiting in the bathroom as I call her to get up! Please tell me that I am not the only one who has trouble getting their child out of bed because it's the morning struggle with her that will throw me into mental ward one of these days!

Anyway, Allison always tells Simba "ladies first" and then puts the cup closer to Princess. As you can see here, he likes to clean her head while she drinks. What you don't see here is that seconds later, she puts her ears back and starts hissing at him to stop. Sometimes she even raises a paw to him. Seriously. She needs to learn that when a man wants to do something nice for you . . . be thankful!

Well, I now hear my bed calling my name so I am going to take the cake out of the oven and head on up to bed.

Nighty Night!

Have Fun!
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Monday, January 02, 2012

30 Spaces in 60 Days!

One of my goals this year is to clean things out, get rid of what we don't need and organize what we do need.

With that being said, below is my list of 30 spaces that I want to attack over the next 60 days . . . by the end of February.

I originally called it my "30 Spaces in 30 Days" but who am I kidding?? I work outside the home 5 days a week so I am gone for 9 1/2 hours a day. That with adding the normal weekly chores of cleaning, cooking, laundry, grocery shopping and taking care of my daughter, 30 in 30 was being a little ambitious!

Hopefully, I haven't bitten off more than I can chew. I am excited to get this done!

I think if I post every so often with my progress, it will keep me motivated. And if you don't hear from me, please shoot me an email asking how it's going.
I might need the accountability!

30 Spaces in 60 Days!

  1. inside my van

  2. entry way dresser

  3. kitchen junk drawer

  4. pantry

  5. "catch-all" kitchen basket

  6. under the kitchen sink

  7. closet command center

  8. file boxes

  9. "paper to be shred" box

  10. top of computer desk

  11. computer desk drawers

  12. magazine shelves/baskets

  13. linen closet

  14. bathroom vanity & medicine cabinet

  15. bathroom cabinet

  16. make-up drawers

  17. jewelry armoire

  18. my closet

  19. Curtis's closet

  20. Allison's closet

  21. scrapbook area

  22. basement landing

  23. basements stairs wall

  24. bottom of basement stairs

  25. basement shelves

  26. laundry area

  27. laundry closet

  28. paint closet

  29. gift wrapping center

  30. holiday closet

Have Fun!

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

My One Little Word for 2012!

Have you heard about the "One Little Word" concept?

I read about it several years ago on Ali's blog. That's Ali Edwards - scrapbooker extraordinaire.

She introduced us to the "One Little Word" concept back in 2007. Here are her words from her first post on the subject:

"A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can be sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow.

Last fall in issue two of this newsletter I wrote about the power of words and gave my top ten tips for getting those words down when you are scrapbooking. Today I want to introduce you to the idea that a single word can be a catalyst for enriching your life as well as your scrapbook layouts.

Last year I began a tradition of chosing one word for myself each January – a word that I can focus on, mediate on, and reflect upon as I go about my daily life. Last year my word was something I wanted to bring into my life in a more tangible way. My word was play.

I thought a lot about play and what it means to me. I tried to incorporate it more into my everyday and on my adventures out in the crazy world. For me, it was a lot about living without fear – about being more open to experiences with an attitude of playfulness. The word play found its way onto many scrapbook pages and into many stories I told throughout the year.

Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2007?

It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be a thought or a feeling or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you. This is not your mother’s word or your spouse’s word or your child’s word – this is YOUR word."

After reading the above excerpt from her blog:
  • Does it make you want your own word?
  • Is there a word that immediately pops into your mind?
  • Is it a word you can live with for a whole year?

Although I have chosen one little word for myself for several years, I haven't fully embraced my word for the entire year.

This year, I am dedicated to living this word.

This year, I am going to let this word drive me to my 2012 goals.

This year, my word is:

Yes, discipline is MY word.

Not discipline as I am going to discipline Allison's behavior.

Discipline, as in I am going to discipline myself to stay focused and stay on track of my goals this year.

1. To train by instruction and practice, especially to teach self-control to.
2. To impose order on: needed to discipline their study habits.

Some of my goals for 2012 Goals for this year include:
  • health & fitness
  • financial
  • personal growth
  • home management

How about you?

Do you already follow Ali and have chosen a word for yourself?

Do you have a goal or goals for yourself that a word could help you along the way?

Have Fun!

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