The monthly roundup post of highlights for the previous month was a little delayed due to the holiday. But here is a brief summary and since it is a New Year a brief look back at 2011, with a quick look ahead for 2012.
December Highlights (and favorite posts)
Being Chosen by a Healing Drum – Dec. 4 I picked out my healing drum. I had a design I wanted painted on it, so I am waiting for it to be finished.
Sharing wonderful gifts from Christmas pasts Mrs Weasley Sweater I made for my best friend, the Christmas Oatmeal Boxes my grandmother made for us and I made one up this year to send to my brother and creating new memories this Christmas.
2011 Highlights – I started the year reaching my goal weight of 135 lbs after decades of struggling, (dropped 173 lbs total). My husband and I celebrated our 20th anniversary Sept. 1, 2011. In Oct. started blogging again (bought Blissful Moon domain). In Nov. attended the Be Thankful Circle of Trees Retreat (firewalking, arrow breaking, table tipping, and more).
Looking Ahead to 2012 – A whole new year lays ahead. One of the things I am looking forward to most is my daughter, Angelgirl, turns 16 in May and we are planning a summer vacation to celebrate. The big thing I want to accomplish is to make some real progress on getting the house more organized and getting rid of clutter and junk. This has been a challenge for me for decades, but moving into this house has been especially challenging because there is no basement, no attic, and not much storage in the small garage. Over the 10 years we have been here I have several times started to make a bit of progress, but what ever space gets decluttered seems to fill back up with in a few months and then I feel overwhelmed and unmotivated to do it again because I can’t seem to make any progress. I plan on approaching the situation with some of the same tactics that worked for me to lose 173 lbs – by setting up guidelines to follow (for example, I can’t buy anything new unless we absolutely need it or I get rid of something and make spot for the item) and doing what needs to be done whether I feel like it or not. My brother is going to be setting up tables at flea markets for his business venture and is going to take some of my stuff along too – if it sells great, but if after a few months it doesntt I’m going to just get rid of it (donate what I can and put on the curb anything that is left).
What were the highlights for your 2011? What plans do you have for 2012?
Bright blessings, Lady Rose