2010 has been a year of many changes- some good, some that are taking some getting used to. Despite having the best of intentions, sometimes life gets in the way. Another way of putting it- we make plans, God laughs. All in all, we're counting our blessings.
I am totally ready to let go of the old and in with the new- WELCOME 2010!
I don't do resolutions as I believe that's setting ourselves up for failure, but I do have goals, dreams and visions.
This year, I am going to set my intentions without giving myself deadlines (again, that whole life getting in the way thing) in every area of my life because I am much too scatterbrained to work without direction, which has been a problem for me in the past.
There are a lot of things I want to accomplish, and I believe if I have specific things to focus on I'll be able to get more done- as it is when I get low energy on top of living with constant pain (low blood, low iron etc) I just don't have the ability to stick with one thing until it is done, I'm all over the place and so I get a lot of projects started but many of them never quite get completed. Other days, I'm lucky to get a shower in (that's how we know I'm not dead sometimes). ;-)
Also, the little divas have specific areas of interest and things they help me with, but they want to know what my priorities for them are and unfortunately, sometimes I am incapable of telling them. (This sounds like an excuse and I despise whining about my problems- unless I am having designated whine time, ;-) but frequently I have to wait until I have about half the blood you are supposed to have until I can get a transfusion- my body lacks the ability to create new blood or absorb iron or potassium) and I get to where I can barely decide simple things like what I want to wear or eat let alone what is most important at that moment, so I am going to try to set a (flexible) schedule- for our home and for the blog, so the most important things are not the things that we let slide.
We're going to be trying for more consistency with the blog, and the girls are going to be doing more so everything doesn't get put on hold when I am low energy etc.
A few of the things that are high priority are- getting the house spiffed up, starting with setting up a dedicated craft area and getting back into crafting, something that was a passion before I got so sick and that all of us enjoy.
Painting the kitchen and redoing the counters as well as going through everything and keeping only what I use and love (WAY too much crap, some we barely use- Ki still has to take some of her stuff that got re-mixed when she moved in for a while and some to be donated to a good home).
Trying out a lot more recipes, both others and our own creations- and actually posting them :P spending more time learning / playing with my toys.
Gardening- we might have a barter deal going on- yard space in exchange for fresh veggies, if not at least doing some container gardening this year.
Doing a lot more local things- both for fun and for the blog- as much as I kid about living in the middle of no freakin' where (C'mon, Toadsuck, Skunks Hollow, Pickles Gap, etc) Arkansas really does have a lot to offer.
We'd like to feature some of the area and businesses.
Really cracking down on the frugal thing- we're pretty good at scoring the deals, and I don't want to reinvent the wheel and post what so many others do matching deals with coupons and what each store has on special, but if there is interest and inclination, we'll probably post the best deals we found- there are SO MANY markdowns and managers specials we find in store that are local and I know I appreciate it when someone tells me about great finds.
Finding more eco-friendly yet affordable alternatives for the things we already use/do when we can.
There's more, especially on the personal front, but that's enough to share for now- don't want to bore anyone to death.
Do you make resolutions, intentions goals etc at the start of the year? What do you hope 2011 brings for you and your family?
All the best to you and yours in the coming year and always.
XOXOX Dddiva, Gamer Girlie, Geeky Mommy, Mini Dddiva and Geekazoid