Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! !

I can not believe how quickly the years pass now that I am inching ever so close to 40.  Some people say "wow I dont know where the year went"  but crazy as it sounds I do know.   It really seems like yesterday Stephen and I were hanging out with some friends waiting to ring in 2013.  And here it is January 1, 2014.  It flat flew by.  At first thought I could think I don't know what happened to the time.  But given a few minutes to ponder it all I remember well what all happened (Stephen always gives me 9 kinds of crap about posting on Facebook or instagram but when looking back they help me remember all the fun we had).  We did some pretty great things in 2013.  We got to travel out of the country for the first time (to 3 different countries), made some new friends, sadly lost touch with some dear friends & got back in touch with some old ones.  Val got her drivers license and Britt started her first year of high school. We had some pretty great adventures and spent plenty of time just doing nothing at all, we bought a new bike to insure we would have plenty of future adventures as well.  I don't know what the rest of my family would say but I feel as if we had a fairly amazing year at our house.

Before the last year ended if you read my blog much you know I started slowly working my way through the book "Organize Now" and was doing well with it until the holidays came.  Just wanted to give you a heads up and let you know I will be diving back into it this next week. (I am looking forward to things getting back to normal around here)
I'm not good with the thought of a new years resolution so I am not even going to say "This year I..."  because I know I would never finish and I hate the feeling of failure.   But I am adding a couple things to my routine in hopes they stick.  If they do awesome if they don't no big deal.  :)
copy and paste to print one for yourself.

One of which I am posting a picture of just in case you want to give it a shot.  It's a little weekly savings plan.  You save a dollar amount for the week # that you are in.   (found on pinterest~where I find all my crazy hair brained ideas).
Example:  week one $1, week two $2, week three $3 and so on for the 52 weeks of the year.
No its not going to make you a millionaire but maybe it will give you a bit of incentive to save and maybe have a weekend getaway for you and your sweetheart.
The other thing I'm going to try to make a habit...well I'll write more on that another day, this is about enough ramblings for one day. 
I hope everything you wished for in 2013 came through for you and that 2014 turns out to be even better. 
Enjoy the first day of your new year. 


PS 100th blog post!!  Who would have thought I had enough stuff so chat about that I would post 100 blog entries.  So in honor of my 100th post I am going to give away one $25.00 Hobby Lobby (its my favorite store) gift card to a randomly selected person.  

Rules to enter give a way for a gift card

1.)  Comment at the bottom of this page.

2.)  Share my blog with your friends on facebook (if you read my blog, who knows they might like all my craziness)

Be sure if you choose to enter, email me your mailing address so that if you win I can send your card to you. (don't worry I will not spam your email or mailing address, frankly I don't have the time or desire to get into that sort of stuff because I hate junk mail)

I will use an Internet generated selector for picking a winner

End date for comments will be Sunday 5th @ 10pm (central standard time)
I will post results on Monday @ 12pm (central standard time) 
Notice will be left on the blog and on facebook.

Thanks again to all (5) of you reading this mess of mine.  I appreciate each and every one of you!

**UPDATE**   Jody Carr was the winner of the gift card.  As she was the only one that actually posted her comment on this blog.  

Thanks for reading


  1. Gotta love a good giveaway, I read yours all the time, and I too am looking forward to some normal coming back! Sign me up for the give away!!!!

    1. At 5 minutes til noon I think its safe to go a head and "announce" the winner...JODY
      Being the only one that posted in the comment section she is the winner of the gift card from hobby lobby. Yay!!