Wednesday, January 2, 2013


It’s the new year!! I can’t lie and say I’m not glad. Because God knows I had done had enough of 2012. It was just a crazy year.
I was on facebook yesterday and read a status update by my dear friend that got my brain to spinning. “…one little word. One word to live by this year…”

One word to live 2013 by…oh the ideas I have. Almost couldn’t sleep last night because of all the words running in my head. Woke up this morning and it was just there. Simple
It means so little yet so much in one little word. I looked it up this morning to read what exactly Webster had to say about it. And well I was a bit surprised. There were 10 different meanings for it.

There were a couple of meanings that sure hit home. Meanings that I do want to live my year by.

#5--sheer, unmixed. Free of complications

This is one I really want to work on. I am always thinking too much and worrying about the what if’s. I always seem to be mixed up about what truly matters in my life.

#8--not limited or restricted

Oh the things I could do and the places I could go and the fun I could have if I just tried harder to relax and just go with it. You know go with the flow, unlimited without restrictions( procrastination, self doubt, anger) I place on myself.

#9--Readily understood 
ugh…no one ever understands me. This needs more thought but I am going to work on it. Whether its in my blog, at work, with friends or just hanging out with my family. I want them to be able to understand who Tammy is without limits or complications. I want to be able to communicate better without getting frustrated and losing my cool and just giving up.

This isn’t really a new years resolution because I never stick to those. Like last year…becoming more frugal. Well it worked a little bit. We did put up some veggies and had a pig & cow butchered that is still helping to save some money. The little amount of trying to be more frugal helped us to take our girls on a short trip for spring break as well as another one in July for summer break. So even though every blog post wasn’t about being frugal I do feel like the idea stuck with me most of the year.

My posts for 2012 started out strong and well summer came and I was too busy working and spending spare time with Stephen and the girls that I didn’t post like I had wanted to. I hope I don’t leave you all hanging again this summer but no promises. I am however going to keep it simple so the posts may only have one picture if any and they most likely will be short so that I can keep up from my phone on the go. You know SIMPLE

I plan on keeping every aspect of life for us simple. We are already working on making our home more simple by getting rid of clutter that we said we were getting rid of last year.

And friendships…yeah I’m gonna keep those simple also. With the new work schedule I am off work 2 weekends (Friday-Tuesday) every month. As friends and family you all know my number please feel free to shoot a text if you want to hang out. But don’t be upset if we (Stephen and I) aren’t home. He did buy the motorcycle and well I think I like it more than he does. I guess because it is simple. Just he and I riding down the road, no phones no fighting teenage daughters, no trying to please everyone. Just simple relaxing stress relief.

There isn’t much else I need to write about today. Hope all this gibberish makes some kind of sense for you.

Have a wonderful first week of 2013
Try keeping things simple and see how much more relaxed you are.

Thanks for reading, love you all!!

tammy c

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