Here's hoping 2010 is off to a good start for everyone! It has certainly been a cold start for most all of us in the US, that's for sure. Even some of my blog friends in Florida are complaining about the cold temperatures.
In thinking about resolutions for the new year, I am planning on taking advantage of this cold weather and my time indoors to get things better organized in my house. I am tired of having so much "stuff" and things that I don't really need or use. I am going through each room and getting rid of things that I haven't used in a long time. I am pretty good about keeping my clothes closet purged of things that I don't wear, but I need to organize my craft items that I have for knitting, quilting and card making and get a better handle on all that stuff.
I also am working to try to get my recipes retyped and put in notebooks so that my favorite ones are readily available and easy to read. Lots of my recipes are on small index cards and I hate to admit it, but I am getting older and my eyesight is not what it used to be and I like having my recipes printed larger. I am retyping them on the computer and putting them in plastic sleeves to go in notebooks. In the process, I am throwing away recipes that I have never used or will probably never use.
There has always been something about a new year, new month, etc. that makes me want to clean out, straighten out, organize and just have a fresh new start on the year. I always like to get my "spring cleaning" done in the winter when I have to be inside and then when the weather gets nicer in March, I can be outside doing things in the yard and enjoying walking at the park.
I have my whole preschool classroom in one side of my garage where I normally park my car, so needless to say, that needs going through as well. For some of you who are new to my blog. I taught preschool for 16 years, but lost my job at the end of the school year due to downsizing at the preschool. A teacher can accumulate LOTS of stuff over the course of 16 years. Some of my really special things I will have to keep, but a lot of the things I am going to donate, so that it can be used by others.
As you can see, ORGANIZATION is my key word for the new year. In the process, I hope to simplify my life and try to slow down a bit. I go 90 mph most of the time, so this will be a hard thing for me to do. In getting my house in order, hopefully I will have more time for the fun things that I enjoy doing... quilting, knitting, card making, cooking/baking, reading, Bible study etc. Plus, I especially enjoy my time with friends and family.
With being more organized, hopefully I will have more time for ME! My personality is such that I always want to be doing something for other people and I tend to neglect myself. I hope in 2010 to be able to do more for myself and to enjoy this life that God has blessed me with. As many of you know, I am a cancer survivor and I cherish each and every day that God gives me!
Here's hoping that you all have a wonderful 2010 and that you live it to the fullest each day. A favorite verse I have taped to my computer is: I Thes. 5:16-18
Be JOYFUL ALWAYS, PRAY continually, give THANKS in ALL circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus!!!!!
Love & blessings in 2010,
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