Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year! Bring it on 2011!!!!

Do you make resolutions?  Not me.  I make challenges.  I say this only because it is a challenge to keep a resolution.  A few come to mind for me and these are in no order by any means:

1.  Organize my recipes and cookbooks ~ I have recipes all over the house in all sorts of baskets and bins, torn from magazines, printed from the computer, cookbooks, recipe cards... you name it I more than likely have a recipe in that form.  My challenge is to find them all and locate them all in one area by theme, alphabetically, on recipe cards.  I haven't decided yet the form I want them to take but I am thinking along the lines of three-ring binders.

2.  Reading inspirational and biographies - my favs.  My challenge is to read a book each month.

3.  Here's a doozy of a challenge to me - try to break my addiction to the computer perhaps by checking it less often, limiting the evenings I spend on here.  I need to make a plan.  If I would get off the computer just think of the projects that would be completed.

4.  I have an Etsy Shop or should I say an Etsy banner and icon BUT it is an empty shop.  My challenge is to start building the shop with my items.

5.  Take more pictures and organize them.  They are a lot like recipes.  I have photos in numerous websites online along with a huge storage bin to heavy to lift.  Get them in books and pic one online site to host them at.

6.  Blog, blog, blog.... I love to blog and I love subscribing to other blogs, and reading them.  But the number I presently subscribe to there isn't enough time in the day to read them all.

7.  Participate monthly in scrapbooking/stamping online challenges - at least one.

8.  Put more thought in authoring a children's book.

9.  My ultimate challenge is to be part of a design team.

10.  When I am tired and feeling exhausted, get up and move.

11.  Continue to build on family relationships.

12.  My best friend is my husband.  I have been told I expect too much from girlfriends and therefore I have no close friendships in that respect.  I want a best "girl" friend - one that has your back, is loyal, has same interests, etc.

13.  Follow this site and watch the videos religiously, weekly...
Here's an excerpt from their site:

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14.  Declutter.  Declutter the house and the garage.

15.  Love, love, love my husband and children.  Be more understanding, less to assume, and keep lines of communication open.

That's a start and I am sure I have forgotten some I had in mind.  I knew I should have been writing them down but just like my recipes and photos those lists would be all over the place.  

I wish you all a Happy and Blessed 2011 and as I wrote in our Christmas cards... a year filled with the warmth of home, the love of family, and the company of good friends.

Make it a year filled with priceless memories.  


Donna Heber said...


Happy New Year and good luck on all your "challenges"!

KER said...

GOOD LUCK!!!!sincerely

Donna Heber said...


I hope you had a great New Year! Good luck with all your "challenges" for 2011.

MollyD said...

I think that these are admirable goals!! You can do it!!!

Tessa said...

Good luck with your resolution er challenges! You are setting the bar very high for yourself! I hope you achieve it all and more!