Sunday, December 23, 2012

Starting to put my ideas together for 2013!

Well, part of my plan for this blog is to keep me on track!  When I used to work, I was one of those people who was well organized and could accomplish anything, you know one of those can do a thousand things at once sort of gals.   Now that I am married (gosh its almost been 12 yrs on Dec 31st) and have kids (4 of them)  Its seems as though, I can not stay organized, can not get anything done, can not remember anything, you know that CRS disease, can't remember s**t, well I have it bad!

So I have several ideas for this year that I want to do.  First and foremost, I am working on myself for once. I have diabetes and it seems like its only good when I am at a higher weight,  anytime I loose any amount of weight it goes way up.  But, if I work really hard and get up and move more, I think I might be able to bring both my weight and diabetes in check.   I also want to do it for my daughter Athena, she is a bit over weight for being a 6 yr old, so I want to do it with and for her as well.

 Secondly, I want to get back to being more organized in my home and teach that to my kids as well.   I have a 4500 sq ft + house with 14 rooms and a basement + back porch, there is also the shed in the garage and the back yard, that I want to tackle this year.  I want to challenge myself to a budget of 150-200 a month to tackle all the main rooms of the house to do make overs, I want to do the before and after pictures and share what I have done.

I also want to start some sort of a hobby of some sort, sewing, painting or something new.  I am also taking more of an interest this year in gardening.  I want to start a nice garden, and dabble in some aquaponics, since we live in Iowa, it is cold here 1/3 of the year, but we have a 4 season room that we bring our plants and potted trees into in the winter months.  I want to be able to have our own fruits and veggies that we can have fresh year round.  I was even thinking of building a greenhouse if all goes well.  I was even thinking about getting some chickens to start raising for eggs and fresh meat as well.  We live in a small rural town, so I still need to check more into this one.

My hubby and I never had a honeymoon, so I want to work towards my goals this year and plan for a nice big celebration for our 15th wedding anniversary in 3 yrs, you know something nice for us as a family then maybe a getaway somewhere tropical for just us!!  :)

Well now that you have an idea at least what I want to start out with this year, follow me on my journey and maybe we can learn from each other!!



  1. These are such wonderful goals. Making changes can be easier and a lot more fun when you have support. I think you might enjoy this website

    The sprint rooms are wonderful for getting things done. Lots of great realistic ideas on the process of getting your home organized, learning to care for yourself, healthy menus, cleaning routines and lots of support from others making the same changes.

    Happy Travels on this journey of self-discovery and change. I look forward to reading your blog along the way. - Shelly Long

    Happy travels on this journey of self-discovery and change. I look forward to reading your blog :)

  2. Thanks you so much Shelly!! I am going to check it out, I am open to all ideas and suggestions!