Last year I wrote this little poem about my resolutions.
Yes, I write them every year
I mean to keep them, too.
Lose 10 pounds, Get in shape
Eat correctly - I really mean to do.
Decluttering my closets, Cleaning my grout,
Scrubbing, Dusting, and Sweeping,
In general, do a better job
as I go about housekeeping.
Organize my stash and pattern collection,
Sort through my thread, ribbon, and lace,
Always clean after every project
& put everything in its place.
But - if I do all of these things
When will I ever be done?
When will I ever sleep?
When will I ever have fun?
Resolutions that I'll keep
are the ones I'll make this time.
To sew, read, draw, and paint, Yep, I did that!
& occasionally make a rhyme. Well, some.......
To keep posting on my blog Yep!
& stay in touch with friends. Yep, but I could have done better
I'll learn to Skype with my grands We don't Skype, but we do get on the webcam with the AZ grands
& emails I promise to send. I do email
The most important goal I'll make
Is the one that's easiest to keep.
I'll love my family with every breath
& in my heart's every beat. This one was a breeze!
So, after reminiscing over last years resolutions, I am going to keep those and add only one more......
Starting Monday, January 3, I am going to get my basement cleaned out!!!! It is full of my mother's, my husband's grandparents', my husband's aunts', our daughters', and our STUFF! Some of it is going to the dump! Some of it is going to charity! Some of it is going to be stored with more care! And, I hope some of it will go to the homes of some of our family members who will love and care for whatever they want!
I would like to comment on my last resolution from last year. I do love my family with my every breath and my heart's every beat. This past year I realized just how very important it is to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your family members. Losing both of our moms has had a big impact on our lives! Having two more grandbabies born has just made more space in our hearts for all that LOVE.
I'm actually knitting a sweater. I'll show it to you if it actually looks like a sweater when I finish it!
Here's a photo from Christmas Day! A winter wonderland! This weekend we are having a monsoon! I don't know how many inches of rain have fallen, but several for sure!
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